Ekaterina Zvereva devoted her research to the problem of teaching foreign languages in the context of constantly changing technologies and methods of teaching language. However, despite constant transformations, communication is the key aspect in teaching. Based on this, the author of the report makes the statement that communication (mostly oral) involves much more skills and abilities than simple encoding and decoding of the language message. This is a linguistic action, which combines various content and thought processes, controlled and directed by speakers to achieve communicative success.
Thus, the author found:
- the need to provide students with all the tools for interaction (characteristics of oral speech, typology of texts, communication strategies, conversation tactics, etc.);
- the importance of using activities in curricula that contribute to the development of oral speech skills, skills of participation in conversation and negotiation (skills of functional communication and social interaction).
In addition to her presentation, Ekaterina shared with foreign colleagues her experience and methods of teaching foreign languages at the Law Institute of the RUDN University. She noted interesting and lively communication of interested people, the opportunity to compare teaching methods, extracurricular work, issues of discipline and interaction with students, equipment of universities with technologies, as well as involvement of distance learning and inverted lesson techniques.
The conference is organized by the International Institute of Engineers and Researchers (IIER). The main objective of the event is the globalization of education for research scientists from different regions and communication with each other through a common platform, as well as the promotion of publications in various fields of research. The conference was attended by researchers from China, USA, Iran, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, India, Malaysia, Brazil, Romania etc.
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RUDN soil scientists have revealed a direct correlation between the rate of soil formation of carbon dioxide, called CO2 emissions, and the content of microbial biomass in it. It is known that CO2 emission from soil is mainly conditioned by respiration of soil microorganisms and plant roots. The more CO2 soil emits, the more microbial biomass it usually contains. It was shown that CO2 emission by chernozem of different ecosystems (or different types of land use) correlates with the content of microbial biomass, and most closely with the rate of its microbial respiration. And the soil with good microbial properties has the “best quality”, is more fertile, provides the highest yield of crops and other plant biomass.
A RUDN chemist has synthesized a catalyst for the production of gamma-valerolactone — an energy-intensive “green” biofuel. The catalyst based on zirconium dioxide and zeolite has shown high efficiency in converting the waste of wood plant materials — methyl levulinate — to gamma-valerolactone.