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PSU Opens Turkish Language Course, Plus to Chinese and Korean

The Regional Institute for Continuing Education at Perm State University (PSU) has launched a new course of Turkish language for the study year 2022-2023, concentrating on writing, oral speech and everyday communication.

As part of the course, the students will master the basics of Turkish grammar, learn to understand native speakers by ear, and initiate dialogue. Attention will be paid to the development of listening comprehension through the study of the culture, traditions and history of Turkey.

“In class, we will analyze TV-series and films, as well as music, contributing to our vocabulary. Through our telegram channel we hope our students to discover Turkish literature, as well as learn to understand speech patterns used in songs, poems and films,”

says Medina Akhverdova, Turkish language teacher.

PSU did have previous fruitful collaborations with Turkey. In 2017-2019, Uğur Yılmaz, a student from Erciyes University (Kayseri, Turkey) studied the concept of Eurasianism and its reflection among Russians, Americans, Western Europeans and Turks – as a part of his master’s course at the Faculty of History and Political Sciences, PSU.  

“We are both different and the same. Unlike other Islamic countries, similar of Middle East, Turkey is a secular state, and somehow a part of Europe. Turkish youth is less ‘traditional’ today: for instance, we all enjoy international pop hits and wear fashion clothes. The feature typical of Turkish students is their mobility: we enjoy travelling a lot. And, Russia offers much in that respect, with your beautiful lands and long distances,”

admitted Uğur when asked about similarities of Turkish and Russian cultures.

Besides Turkish language, the “Littera” Language Center at PSU offers courses of Chinese and Korean. Chinese is one of the most complex languages in the world; Korean is considered to be most logically organized. Not only will course participants be able to master their basics, but also to get acquainted with the oriental culture and etiquette.

“In addition to the basics of grammar and vocabulary Korean, our students enjoy the opportunity of discovering Korean traditions and common life, the basics of communication and behavior, including social expectations and things to avoid,”

says Alena Meyler, teacher of Korean language, graduate of the Faculty of International Relations, Ural Federal University (Yekaterinburg, Russia).

To study Turkish, Chinese or Korean, invited are adults and children 12+. For more information, please turn to dedicated Littera link, or call: +7 (342) 237-63-35.

The Regional Institute for Continuing Education at PSU, established in 2004, remains one of the largest centers for additional education and professional orientation in the Perm territory – providing courses for all kinds of audiences, from college and university students to civil servants and practicing professionals. The institute is based at Perm State University campus and draws qualified teachers for its educational projects.

Learn Japanese Painting at PSU

The Faculty of Pedagogy at Regional Institute for Continuing Education, PSU invites those interested in traditional oriental painting for a workshop on traditional Japanese paining of sumi-e.

Sumi-e is a type of Asian ink brush painting which uses black ink typical of Asian calligraphy. Typically monochrome, it uses only shades of black, with a great emphasis on virtuoso brushwork and conveying the perceived “spirit” or “essence” of a subject over direct imitation. Emerging during the Tang dynasty of China (618–907), the art of sumi-e flourished from the Song dynasty in China (960–1279) onwards, and was brought to Japan by Zen Buddhist monks in the 14th century.

The art of sumi-e is believed to calm the mind and bring harmony. The workshop participants will get acquainted with the history, philosophy and principles of sumi-e, as well as Japanese painting tradition in general. The participants will practice drawing techniques while depicting particular objects, such as grass and bamboo, birds, butterflies, fish, mice. For drawing, traditional sets used by artists and calligraphers of Japan will be provided – the ink, inkstands, brushes and paper lining.

The workshop is run by Sergey Bolkhovitin, a coach and an artist, who has been practicing the art of sumi-e for 20 years. Sergei is a frequent host for related sumi-e events in St. Petersburg and Perm, to mention the Day of Japanese Culture at PSU Academic Library and educational ‘green’ venues by PSU Botanical Garden. Sergey will start his workshop with an extra bonus, an introduction to the ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of arranging flowers and plants on dedicated plates.

Teachers, schoolchildren and students from Perm and Perm territories region are invited to participate in the workshop, no prior specific knowledge of Japanese arts is required. To participate, please register at https://forms.yandex.ru/cloud/62ac408b9bab4ee1caea2af8/. Campus-based classes will be held on 18-19 August, accompanied by a live stream at Yandex.Telebridge. Please, address any further questions to the Faculty of Pedagogy at Regional Institute for Continuing Education, PSU: +7 (908) 272 10 34, pedagogika-psu@mail.ru

The Regional Institute for Continuing Education, established in 2004, remains one of the largest centers for additional education and professional orientation in the Perm territory – providing courses for all kinds of audiences, from college and university students to civil servants and practicing professionals. The institute is based at Perm State University campus and draws qualified teachers for its educational projects.

PSU International Students Receive Diplomas in Modern Pedagogics

Eight international students from Turkmenistan, Faculty of Biology, PSU, graduated from the professional retraining program in Modern Pedagogy, obtaining a qualification “Teacher of Basic and Secondary General Education”.

Overcoming language and cultural barriers, using modern technologies and new methods, the Faculty of Education at the Regional Institute for Continuing Education, PSU, did its best to help international students become an effective teacher.  

All the Course students had their final theses defended, receiving excellent marks and graduation certificates. The knowledge and skills acquired during the Course will enhance their professional performance in practice, at school.

The diplomas were presented by Mikhail Mukhin, Acting Head of the Institute, Valery Zhuk, Deputy Dean for Extracurricular Activities, and Tatyana Kuznetsova, Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Biology, PSU. The Regional Institute for Continuing Education, established in 2004, remains one of the largest centers for additional education and professional orientation in the Perm territory – providing courses for all kinds of audiences, from college and university students to civil servants and practicing professionals.

Learn New Profession with No Studies Sacrificed

Seeking for an extra advantage for your CV? Curious about studying in abroad, yet longing to upgrade your language? Looking for additional income, now?

Should you be positive about any of these questions, then the “Manager for Intercultural Communication” course at the Littera Language Center, PSU is likely for you!

Based on a credit-modular training system, the course combines core disciplines with a personal plan by the students: the English language and translation classes are accompanied by electives (business and academic communication, oral interpretation, and running city tours), plus optional modules (preparation for IELTS, mediation, second foreign language, pronunciation, intercultural communication, etc.). Both online and offline modes are available.

After completing the program, the student gets a certified diploma by Perm State University, stating the qualification of a Manager in Intercultural Communication. The diploma allows to officially perform as a specialist in international relations, a translator, a mediator, or a tour guide.

To remind, the Littera Language Centre is a part of the Regional Institute of Continuing Education, a division of Perm State University. It owns an exclusive license to run official IELTS and TOEFL international exams, regionally. The Center provides English language courses for adults and children on a constant basis. The teaching process involves communication techniques and CELTA international standards, as well as multimedia equipment, English native speakers and interactive formats. Since 2004, the Center has trained more than 5,000 specialists in the field of communication, translation and extended use of foreign language.

Learn more about the Program here (Russian source).

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