On February 1, 2018 Leo Tolstoy Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication of Kazan Federal University hosted the XVII Republican Scientific and Practical Conference "The Language Taste of the Epoch".
The organizer of the conference was the Department of Educational Technologies and Information Systems in Philology of Leo Tolstoy Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication. The co-organizers of the conference were the Education Department of the Executive Committee of Kazan and Kazan High School #1. The participants of the conference were school students of Kazan and the Republic of Tatarstan, and students of Kazan Federal University. The total number of participants this year exceeded 100 people.
The grand opening of the conference was held in the Assembly Hall. The Deputy Director for Scientific Activities of Leo Tolstoy Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication I.E.Yarmakeev, Director of the Higher School of the Russian Language and Intercultural Communication T.G.Bochina, Head of the Department of Educational Technologies and Information Systems in Philology L.L.Salekhova addressed their welcoming speeches to the participants and guests of the conference. The audience was also greeted by foreign students in their native languages: Japanese, Chinese, Hungarian, French, Turkish, etc.
Schoolchildren performed competitively on the same site with the students and presented their scientific reports in the following sections: "Foreign languages", "Country studies and linguistic studies", "CLIL", "Pedagogical technologies and didactics". The conference enjoyed a well-deserved popularity among students and teachers of more than 70 educational institutions of the city of Kazan and the Republic of Tatarstan. The most interesting research results were presented, and the heated disputes were organized. The jury noted the quality of participants’ performances becoming better and better within every year. The authors of the best research works were awarded with Diplomas of I, II and III degrees. The collection of works will be published which will include the most vivid and profound ones in terms of the level of research work.
We give the floor to the conference participants:
Elvira Galimzyanova, English teacher of Kazan High School #179, Kazan Federal University alumnus:
The Methodical Association of English Teachers of Kazan High School #179 thanks the Department of Educational Technologies and Information Systems in Philology for the organization of the XVII Republican Scientific and Practical Conference “The Language Taste of the Epoch”. It is a great pleasure for us to bring our school students to our Alma Mater. For our students this conference that is held in one of the prestigious universities in Russia is a great event. To present at this conference is a unique opportunity for them to show their first scientific achievements.
School students of Kazan High School #9”:
We participated in this conference for the first time. We were impressed both by the excellent English proficiency of the conference participants who presented their reports in English and the high level of their research work. The participation in this conference has generated our great desire to take part in the conference next year.
Gulnaz Zagidullina, student of Leo Tolstoy Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication:
It is not my first time participation in this conference. Nevertheless, I get new and new impressions every time. It is also a great event for me. Last year I was the first prize winner; this year I was awarded with a Diploma of the II degree. I am sure next year I will realize my ambition to be #1 one more time!