The Pedagogical Institute at Irkutsk State University offers training courses for teachers from Mongolian schools within the grant from the “Russian World” Foundation. Classes for the first group of 40 people started today.
Within eight days the teachers from Mongolia will explore the nuances of methods of teaching Russian language and literature under the guidance of highly-experienced lecturers.
“It is the second year we have been organizing training for teachers from Mongolian schools”, said Nicholai Kutishchev, Dean of the Faculty for Humanities and Aesthetics at ISU Pedagogical Institute, “The "Russian World" Foundation now regards our Institute as the basis for promoting Russian language in the eastern areas.”
Within the grant obtained the members of the Department of Philology and Methods of Teaching of PI go to Mongolia to train teachers as well as host groups of Mongolian teachers at the Institute. For example, in 2014 over 150 people took the courses.
“Classes are only practical. For example, we take texts on grammar and consider errors the Mongolian students do, we analyze why this is happening and how to fix it. During the courses the teachers will attend open classes and extra-curricular activities in the three of Irkutsk and the one of Ust-Orda schools,” said Irina Boyko, Assistant Professor of the Department of Philology and Methods of the Faculty for Humanities and Aesthetics at ISU Pedagogical Institute.