Thanks to present technology, infrastructure our university provide and support of IT Services, four staff members from ELT Department of Education Faculty have participated in the III International online symposium “Exploring languages and cross-cultural communication” organized by KFU (Kazan Federal University, Russia) on February 1, 2018. The event was the first online conference participation by Education Faculty staff.
The scope of the online symposium “Exploring languages and cross-cultural communication” was to identify and discuss:
1) Current trends and prospects of development of linguistics
2) The latest methods of teaching the English Language in the modern education system and the problems associated with their implementation in the learning process
3) Issues of existence, development, and study of languages, their role in the modern world and preservation in conditions of globalization
Under three sessions (Languages in Focus, Strategies in ELT, Language Policy) academics from different countries – Russia, Kazakhstan, and Iraq, including regions Kurdistan, Tatarstan, and Bashkortostan – have presented their valuable presentations. The organization sparkled the idea of further cooperation between the aforementioned universities in future.