The ISU International Institute of Economics and Linguistics hosted a regular meeting of the International School of Teachers of Russian as a Foreign Language (RFL) in online format. It was attended by specialists from Belarus, China, Korea, Russia, Tajikistan, including senior students and graduate students from Irkutsk universities.
This time the meeting was devoted to the development of electronic educational materials, websites and platforms for learning and teaching Russian as a foreign language. The teachers listened to and discussed presentations on the application of new methods aimed at using information and communication technologies and e-learning as a means of improving the effectiveness of learning.
The first presentation was devoted to the opportunities provided by the National Platform of Korean Massive Open Online Course – it was presented by Lee Hyesun, a professor at the Suwon University of the Republic of Korea.
Evgenia Kolodina, Head of the Department of Linguistics and Linguodidactics of ISU IIEL:
"The Korean Massive Open Course (K-MOOC) online course platform, which was presented by Ms. Lee Hyesun, is a governmental project in Korea. This system allowed Korea to take a leading position of the use of ICT in education in the world ranking in a short time. We hope that thanks to cooperation within the framework of the International School of RFL, we will be able to become one of the co-authors of the K-MOOC courses of Russian as a foreign language being developed."
The second report was presented by Iraida Yatsyk, a teacher of the Preparatory faculty for foreign citizens of the ISU IIEL. She presented a website for the study of RFL, developed at her faculty.
Svetlana Valiulina, Head of the Department of Russian as a Foreign Language, ISU IIEL:
"The «Привет, мир» (“Hello World”) simulator website developed by our teachers contains audio and video materials, tasks that allow you to master and practice the skills of dialogic and monologic speech. A tremendous amount of work has been done, its results will be actively implemented in the work with foreign students."