On December 14 2017, the Departments of Foreign Languages and Russian Philology at L. N. Gumilyov ENU in cooperation with the Institute of Eastern-Slavic Philology at the University of Silesia in Katowice (Katowice, Poland) organized the international seminar "Features of teaching foreign languages in a multilingual environment"

The seminar aims at discussing the issues of teaching foreign languages at all levels of education in the context of polyphony to form a multicultural personality as a consequence of a modern integrated society. In general, such scientific events contribute to the strengthening of international cooperation between higher education institutions of different countries, and allows to objectively conduct research together. 

The first vice-rector of L.N. Gumilyev ENU, Doctor of Pedagogical sciences, Prof.Moldazhanova A.A. welcomed the seminar participants and guests. She noted the relevance of the issues raised in the seminar and the timeliness of the issues under consideration. Since L.N. Gumilyov ENU in accordance with the development strategy, sets complex tasks for the staff, each structural unit of the university tries to bring its contribution to their implementation.

As the Dean of the Faculty of Philology, prof. Zharkynbekova Sh.K. highlighted that philological departments are at the forefront of language policy implementation. Constant updating of the content of training, profes-sional development of teachers, creativity in the learning process all this allows to create new ideas, seek new approaches to learning, improve pedagogical skills. 

The Head of the Department of Foreign languages of the L.N. Gumilyev ENU, Candidate of pedagogical sciences, associate professor Sagimbayeva J. Ye. specified the fact that the departments of foreign languages and Russian philology have accumulated rich methodological experience in language teaching, a view on the solution of problems on the modernization of public consciousness and the formation of a multicultural personality.

Scholars from foreign universities as Poland and Moscow shared their best practice in teaching languages and literature. Thus,  Head of the Department of the newest Polish literature and Head of Graduate School of the Institute of East Slavic Philology of the Silesian University, Professor, Doctor of Philological sciences (Poland, Katowice) Svesciak Alina gave her presentation on "Miron Bialoszewski in Russian".

Informative and innovative was the presentation of Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor of the Moscow State Pedagogical University I.G. Mineralova, who shared her research in the field of formation of the speech volume of students studying foreign languages.  

In addition the works were presented by the experienced teachers who demonstrated in practice multilingualism, in Russian, Kazakh, Polish, French, English, and German. The problems on the subject-language integrated learning, translation transformations, study of foreign translations of Russian literature in the university, and others.

During the break, the students who study on academic mobility from the universities of South Korea and China, demonstrated their achievements in the study of the Russian language in such a short time. Thanks to the diligence of the experienced teacher, the senior teacher of the Department of Russian philology R.M. Omarova, a group of foreign students sang songs in Russian, Kazakh and Chinese. 

In general, the work of the international seminar was interesting and fruitful: the exchange of opinions and discussions of the reports showed great interest of scholars in promoting new technologies for teaching foreign languages.