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Is it scary to make a change midlife? Sure, but it’s exciting, too! Just ask the women participating in the Empower program at ITMO University.
After asking students about their experience of learning the Russian language we decided to take a peek behind the scenes and ask the teachers about their experiences teaching the Russian language to foreign students.
ITMO University’s Russian Language and Culture Summer School, which took place this July, attracted students from the United States, England, Belgium, Poland, Germany and Taiwan. We caught up with some of them and talked about their experience.
So, you've packed up your life, said goodbye to your childhood friends, family, colleagues and are now ready to take a huge leap into the unknown: moving to another country. Probably the first thing you are going to do is to look for some new friends. While that’s terrifying, it can also be very exciting. St. Petersburg, and Russia in general, is a great place to be a foreigner. There is a culture of hospitality in Russia and foreigners are often treated like celebrities, especially if they speak English, as everyone is excited to learn and practice new languages.
On May 27-28, the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris hosted a special meeting that brought together educational experts from more than 50 countries of the world. Experts discussed and provided suggestions for the Open Educational Resources (OER) project, which aims to make educational resources open and accessible to all, as well as to encourage international collaboration in the propagation of knowledge. Representing Russia at the meeting was Yulia Romanenko, a staff member of ITMO University, who spoke with ITMO.NEWS about the expert group’s work and the significance of the project to the development of global education partnerships.
Not so long ago, we did an article about the greasy, hearty pleasures of Russian fast food. So, how about some Russian words that you can describe it with?
Are there any similarities between Russia and Argentina? Why Russian phonetics can be so hard to master? What can help international students integrate into a new country faster? Rodrigo Lopez Pablos from Argentina, a Master’s student in mathematical and computer modeling, shares his experiences of studying at ITMO and living in Russia.
Despite his friends’ warnings about bears and wolves letting loose on Russian streets and meteorites falling from the sky, Michael Nuñez from Ecuador decided to come to Russia to study intelligent robotics at ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics. In this interview, he shares his thoughts about his exciting journey.
Here at ITMO, we’re all about learning better and better learning! One of our English tutors from the Foreign Language Training Center talks to us about her experience at a recent conference organized by Cambridge University Press in the UK. Read our interview!
Four of our staff spent the last two weeks of June enjoying the Arizona sun and learning how English and Academic Writing are taught at the University of Arizona. Here’s what they learned.