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  • Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Russia)

We see the creation of conditions for practical mastering the language, the development of such teaching methods that would allow each student to show their activity and creativity; enhancement of students’ cognitive activity. The use of TED conference materials in the classroom as part of the CLIL methodology is an integrated subject-language learning, in which the language is considered to be a tool of cognition, a means of communication and an object of study. In addition to increasing motivation, these authentic materials enable to satisfy the interests of students, to expand the vocabulary, reflecting various spheres of human activity, to form skills of listening, speaking and translation.



  • University of Bergamo (Italy)

Russian as a second language is especially important in our modern the world. Italy began teaching Italian in the 20s of the past century in connection with the establishment of business Italian-Russian relations in the field of economy and commerce. In universities, and later in schools, they began to teach Russian for students philologists. Nowadays, we need engineers, economists and lawyers who speak Russian language. Based on 50 years of Russian teaching experience language at the Department of Slavic Studies, the University of Bergamo offers actual problems of teaching Russian, news in the teaching system teaching, the role of Russian culture in teaching and discussing levels of proficiency in Russian as a second language



  • Resource Education (USA)


Motivating Students by Teaching the Context of Culture



  • Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russia)


Ekphrasis as a way of describing a work of art inside a narrative text appears in Greek literature, and since then has occupied an important place in rhetorical, philosophical, and later in philological research. The descriptive nature of ecphrasical texts gives rise to a number of research problems that are being developed in modern interdisciplinary research. They involve not only literary scholars and philologists, but also semiotics, analyzing referential relations of description and description, phenomenologists who study questions of descriptive analytics, teachers, in particular, teachers of foreign languages, for whom qualitative examples are always important in the learning process. ecphrasises, translators of foreign literature, for which the text initially has the status of a work of art. 

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