On February 19, 2021, Financial University launched an additional educational program for students of the gymnasium n.a. M.R. Stefanika (Kosice, Slovakia).
Those gymnasium students, who had already participated in the FinU International School of the Russian Language online, expressed great interest in joining another course in the Russian Language. That is why the International Students and Faculty Department and the Department of Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication initiated a new program "Welcome to the Russian World: Language, History, Culture", which will be held online from February 19 to March 31, 2021.
The Department of Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication have developed a 20-hour syllabus for students of the gymnasium in the field of history and culture in the Russian language, which will help them understand Russian culture, mentality and traditions better. The vocabulary learnt will allow them to understand information in museums, read various mass media sources and history books without using translators. Furthermore, this experience will enable them to shape their vision of Russia, Russian history and the Russian people.
Alexander Linnikov, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, opened the event with a welcoming speech:
On behalf of the Financial University and Rector Prof. Mikhail Eskindarov, I would like to wish good luck in your exciting adventure! We are thankful to all those teachers, parents and the FinU team for giving you such an opportunity to learn more about our great country, as well as to strengthen the friendship between Slovakia and Russia
The guests were also welcomed by Head of the Department for International Cooperation Lilia Prikhodko and Deputy Head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication Nina Kozlovtseva.
“With the help of our program, we are hoping to create long-term and friendly relations not only between our students and teachers but also between our cities and countries”, notes Lilia Prikhodko.
Nina Kozlovtseva, who had already worked with the majority of these students during the previously offered program, also addressed the audience.
“We’ve been looking forward to meeting you again! With great enthusiasm we have created a new program for you. We promise that you will immerse yourself in the Russian world, meet with Russian culture and learn how to understand Russia better”, says Nina Kozlovtseva.
Prof. Adriana Lauffova, a Russian language teacher from the gymnasium n.a. M.R. Stefanika, made a great contribution to developing the cooperation with the Russian side by sharing her passion to getting new knowledge with other students.
Program Coordinator Evelina Shishkova thanked the participants for joining the meeting and wished them success in their studies.
Good luck in mastering the new program!