Head of department
Doctor of Philology, Professor
Sadykova Aida Gumerovna
Tel.: +7 (843) 221-33-48
The Department was founded in 1991 due to the opening of the branch of English and Eastern languages on the faculty of foreign languages in Kazan State Teacher Training Institute. This fact predetermined the main spheres of scientific work in the department: the comparative and typologic study of languages, the methods of the English language teaching in the conditions of bilingualism and multilingualism. In 2011 the most experienced teachers form the department of the English language and Teaching Methods joined the teaching staff of the department of comparative linguistics and linguodidactics. Nowadays there are 3 Doctors of Philology and 21 Candidates working in the department.
Two scientific schools were organized by the professors of the department: “The Comparative Typology of Languages” (prof. A.Sadykova) and “The Professional Language Personality” (prof. M.Solnyshkina). There is also a scientific laboratory named “Cognitive and Pragmatic Research of Media Discourse” (as.prof. N.Bashirova).
A great attention is drawn to the increasing of the teaching staff qualification as well as to the participation in different international programmes. The members of the department receive various grants and attend training courses in the leading Russian and foreign universities. Nine members of the teaching staff received the status of oral examinators of the Cambridge University Examination Centre. The perspectives of the department development are connected with the rise in the standards of the scientific activity of student and teaching staff and with the expansion of international contacts with the UK and USA