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SUMMER ACADEMY FOR RUSSIAN LANGUAGE TEACHERS


The Center for Foreign Language Teaching at the University of Warsaw

invites you to

THE SUMMER ACADEMY FOR RUSSIAN LANGUAGE TEACHERS

GOAL:

Improving the skills of teachers, familiarizing them with the latest trends in foreign language teaching methodology, tools and aids used in both remote and traditional teaching, exchanging experiences, and fostering the integration of the teaching community.

More information:

Important Notice: Temporary Access Changes to CNJO Building

Dear Students,

Starting from March 11, 2024, and until further notice, please be informed that due to ongoing construction work adjacent to the CNJO building, access to CNJO will be restricted. However, you can still enter the CNJO building from the side of the Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies (WGiSR) building.

You can access CNJO through three alternate routes: via the WGiSR building (Krakowskie Przedmieście 30, first door after the Main Gate towards the Old Town), the Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace (Krakowskie Przedmieście 32, entrance same as for the UW Museum), and the gate from the side of the Visitationist Church. Please note that wheelchair users may face difficulty accessing the CNJO building during this time. However, the cloakroom in the CNJO building will still be available for your use.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

Sincerely,

CNJO Management

International meeting of Russian language teachers

On February 23, 2024, at 5:00 PM, another International cyclical meeting of Russian language instructors took place on the Teams platform as part of the Round Table Proceedings. In addition to instructors from Poland, instructors from the Institute of Slavic Studies at the University of Regensburg and the Department of Foreign Languages at Beykent University in Istanbul actively participated in the Proceedings. Traditionally, the Proceedings were attended by lecturers from the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, the University of Warsaw, the University of Wrocław, as well as a large group of instructors from the Department of Translation and Didactics at the University of Łódź. Instructors from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań also joined the meeting.

The main theme of the international meeting was Lexical Madness at All Language Levels. The main goal of the Proceedings was the exchange of teaching experiences.

9th meeting of the directors of university language teaching centres

On November 13, 2023, the ninth meeting of university language teaching centre directors took place as part of the FOR-UNI forum series. This gathering brought together directors and representatives from the University of Gdańsk, Jagiellonian University, University of Rzeszów, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, and the University of Warsaw, which served as the host for the event. The meeting aimed to facilitate the exchange of experiences in language centre management and to address current issues related to language proficiency certification. A focal point of the discussion revolved around the potential inclusion of mediation tasks in oral exams designed to confirm language proficiency. As part of the dissemination of results from the Mediation in Language Learning and Teaching project, conducted at the Center for Foreign Language Teaching at the University of Warsaw, project leaders shared insights into the project’s assumptions, progression, and outcomes. Additionally, the participants were acquainted with the pedagogical innovations offered by the NGL publishing house in the field of teaching English for Academic Purposes.

European Day of Languages

At the Council of Europe’s initiative, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September – together with the European Commission. More

Cancelled classes

Due to the inauguration ceremony of the academic year 2023/2024, which will commence on October 2nd at 2:00 PM, I hereby cancel all language classes organized by the Centre for Foreign Language Teaching, formerly the School for Foreign Language Teaching, that were scheduled to start on Monday, October 2nd, after 1:00 PM.

Language classes scheduled between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM on October 2nd will proceed as planned.

Director of the University of Warsaw School of Foreign Languages Dr. Andrzej Dąbrowski