Russian language Olympiad for international students of Russia gathers in RUDN University representatives of 29 countries

Russian language Olympiad for international students of Russia gathers in RUDN University representatives of 29 countries

November 14-15, the XVI All-Russian Olympiad for Students of Russian as a Foreign Language (RFL) "We studied before - we are studying now" was held at RUDN University bringing together more than 80 university representatives from 12 cities of Russia. Students represented 29 countries, the expert jury determining 2 foreigners who know the Russian language and culture best of all. Topics covered natural science / technical and general humanitarian profiles.

The Russian language proficiency among foreign students can be checked in various ways, while choosing the best in the country is a very hard task. Once every 2 years, the All-Russian Olympiad for RFL students takes place at the RUDN University, teams of all higher educational institutions of Russia are invited to participate.

The team could include up to 5 people - a leader, 2 students of science and technology and 2 students of general humanitarian majors. The participants cannot be representatives of Russian-speaking families, foreigners studying in a school where they teach the Russian language, holders of bachelor's degrees in the fields of “Philology”, “Linguistics”, “Translator”, “Teaching the Russian language".

The Olympiad took place in 2 rounds. First, all participants wrote a 3-hour essay based on the visuals. For 3 hours, foreign students had to write an essay reflecting the topic and tasks.

All participants went to the second round, but only 12 people became finalists - 6 from each specialty. In this part of the Olympiad, students presented projects, the jury evaluating not only monologue but also participation in discussions with members of the jury. No more than 7 minutes were allotted for each project.

Winners in the General Humanitarian specialty

Li Ziyang - China, 3rd year, Faculty of Philology, Linguistics, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia

Florian Baranya - Hungary, 3rd year, Faculty of Philology, Philology, Kuban State University

Molongua Mecheba Sergio Renato - Equatorial Guinea, 3rd year, Institute of Economics and Quality of Life, Business Informatics, Tambov State Technical University

Winners in the Science and Technology specialties

Jaber Khalil Abed Alnaser Abedalkader, Jordan, 4th year, Medical Institute, General Medicine, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia

Elbanna Anas Malek Mostafara, Egypt, 3rd year, Faculty of Medicine, Kuban State Medical University

Milic Jovana, Serbia, 1styear Master, Faculty of Oil and Gas, specialty "Operation of wells", St. Petersburg Mining University

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