Head of department
Professor, Commander of the Order "Academic Palm", honorable worker of higher professional education of the Russian Federation
Vasilyeva Valentina Nikolaevna
Tel.: +7 (843) 293-94-58, +7 (843) 221-33-50
The Department of French Philology (formerly the Department of the French language) was founded in 1946. The Head of the Department of French Philology is chevalier of the order "Academic Palm" (France), Professor Valentina Vasilyeva Nilolaevna.
There are 16 teachers in the Department of French Philology and 2 of them are professors: V.N. Vasilyeva, A.F. Valeeva, 8 of the are lecturers, candidates of philological and pedagogical sciences: O.F. Ostroumova, G.I. Nazarova, L.R. Nizamieva, M.V. Kononenko, F.I. Yarullina, A.V. Ageeva, L.R. Abdullina,
A.K. Gizatullina, 5 of them are senior teachers R.R. Mingazova, G.I. Galeeva, M.U. Pavlova, A.S. Safiullina, A.M. Nizamova.
The fundamental directions in the scientific researches field of the Department are the development and functioning of languages and innovative technologies of education of the French language based on the methods of cognitive and practical activities. For many years, the Department operates the laboratory of innovative technologies of teaching foreign languages, products of which are collections of scientific works, textbooks and teaching aids.
The Department of French Philology operates wide international cooperation. It carries out the realization of cooperation agreements with higher educational institutions of France, with the University “Paris III – The New Sorbonne”, IUFM-UPK. The Embassy of France in Russia decided to create the test center for professional French at the Department of French Philology Russian. Within the framework of the agreement with the University “Paris III the New Sorbonne” the project of “Double diploma” is being carried out. Students’ exchange programme is fulfilled with the pedagogical University IUFM-UPEK for passing prediploma practice in comprehensive secondary educational institutions of Kazan and France.
Every year the students and teachers of the Department of French Philology go abroad to higher educational institutions of France and certificates.
The Department of French Philology over the years has been working with very gifted youth. Each year, the Department organizes French songs contests, poetry and regional studies competitions. Annually a scientific competition "Young Researcher" for high school students studying French is organized with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tatarstan.
The Department is the center of social organization "Alliance" which unites all teachers of French in secondary schools of the Tatarstan Republic, high school teachers and students of French. In 1997 "Alliance" RT became the member of the International Federation of French teachers and is an active member of the World Health Organization.
The Centre of French Language and Culture is run at the department of French philology, which is a resource center for teachers of higher and secondary school students, students who study French. It includes artistic and pedagogical literature in French and it is equipped with modern multimedia. The center holds presentations of new products research and educational materials, workshops for teachers and students, provided advice.
The prospects for development of the Department of French Philology are to raise the scientific status of the Department, the introduction of new teaching technologies, the development of the center of the French language and culture and international cooperation.