About VFU "Chernorizets Hrabar"

It is time to speak Russian!

    The Eighth International Qualifications School of Modern Pedagogical Technologies in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language was launched at Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar" on 22 August. The event is held within the framework of the international project of the university with Russkiy Mir Foundation. For the eighth consecutive year the foundation supports the efforts of Varna Free University aimed at improving the methodological training of young people on the threshold of their career as teachers in Russian.



    This forum coincides with the highlights of the mission of Varna Free University, said the President, Prof. Anna Nedyalkova, D.Sc. Our mission is the new educational model and I am convinced that it is established precisely here, through the use of modern technologies, mobility and the creation of an open system for young people.



    The event is held with the support of Varna Municipality, the General Consulate of the Russian Federation in Varna, Rossatrudnichestvo, the International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (MAPRYAL), the Bulgarian National Network of Teachers of Russian Language and Culture (BNSPRYAK), as well as with the support of AzBuki National Publishing House at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria. 

    By tradition, the forum attracts the interest of young people. This year the International Qualifications School is attended by representatives of 11 universities from Russia, Serbia, Belarus, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Poland and Bulgaria. Within five days Varna Free University becomes a centre of the Russian language and culture for students and lecturers from Europe.

    The modern methods and technologies in teaching Russian and the personality-oriented approach are the highlights of the programme. It includes lectures, round table discussions and master classes with the participation of professors from the Institute of Russian language and culture of St. Petersburg State University, Russian State Pedagogical University "Alexander Herzen" and famous Bulgarian specialists.

    Within the framework of the of the school an adrress was delivered by the CEO of the agency of ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO in Bulgaria - Pavel Vladimirovich Zhuravlev, who described Varna Free University as one of the most dynamic structures for technology development and international youth cooperation.

    On behalf of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Varna, an address to the participants in the school was delivered by the secretary of the consulate, Aleksandra Dergacheva. Among the official guests at the opening were Ms Lilia Hristova - Director of Education and Youth Activities at Varna Municipality, Ms Stoyanka Pochekanska - Chief Expert at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria, directors of secondary schools providing Russian language teaching in Varna.

    On behalf of the rectors - participants in the forum, Prof. Leonid Moskovkin, D.Sc. from St. Petersburg State University delivered an address to the participants in the forum

    The International Qualifications School has proven its advantages as the only methodological school in Europe for young philologists, which offers up-to-date scientific programme focused on the application of modern pedagogical technologies in teaching Russian.400 participants have been certified during its eight-year existence.

    On the first day of the programme, two roundtable discussions were held with lecturer Prof. Galina Shamonina, PhD – Young Specialists in Russian Studies - an Important Part of the Russian World and Methodological Idea: Tastes Differ or How to Work with Set Phrases in a National Audience.

    The day ended with a lecture on Productive Innovative Technologies in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language delivered by Prof. Moskovkin.

    On the second day of the work of the International School the programme includes a master class of Assoc. Prof. Nadya Cherneva, PhD entitled Multicultural Education and International Training - State and Perspectives, dedicated to fundamental aspects of the theory and practice of intercultural education and training in the context of global processes, a lecture on The Russian Language in the Modern World delivered by Prof. Valeriy Efremov, D.Sc. and master class of Prof. Leonid Moskovkin, D.Sc.entitled Methodological Game of Writing a Textbook.

by ВСУ Черноризец Храбър