Languages and Translation in the Context of Intercultural Communication

Languages and Translation in the Context of Intercultural Communication

On November 23, 2022, Chev. Prof. Mario Pace, (Ph.D. (Melit), Associate Professor, Head of the Department, Languages and Humanities Education, Faculty of Education, University of Malta, language consultant to the Minister of Education) gave lecture entitled “Languages and Translation in the Context of Intercultural Communication” within the framework of the academic and methodological online seminar of the Foreign Languages Department of the Agrarian and Technological Institute of RUDN University held via MS Teams. The event attracted an audience of more than 80 guests.

The lecture was followed by an intriguing question and answer session which saw the participation of students and academics from the Foreign Languages Department of the Agrarian and Technological Institute of RUDN University as well as prominent scholars and researchers from the Department of Language Theory and Intercultural Communication of the Russian-Armenian University (RAU, Yerevan).

“I would like to extend my deepest thanks, the seminars that are organized by you are of great importance and help for those who are specializing in language teaching. There is no doubt that nowadays the proper understanding of different cultures, the development intercultural communication skills are of great importance. One should have a firm understanding of how culture can affect communication. Efficient communication between people who speak different languages and represent different cultures presupposes systematic learning. And in this respect translation becomes of great value, as intercultural communication relies heavily on translation” — Prof. Armine Simonyan, Head of the Department, Department of Language Theory and Intercultural Communication, Russian-Armenian University (RAU, Yerevan)

“I was honored to hear professor Mario Pace’s lection and was really glad to participate in this seminar. Amazing speech, perfect content and professor’s kind smile made my study better. I would like to thank him for this. Look forward to new conferences!” — Yan Gribkov, fourth-year student, Institute of Medicine, RUDN University

“The participants were very engaged in the seminar. This was evident from the large number of questions and comments that followed and from the quality of the same questions and comments. I felt very happy that the participants found the contents of my presentation relevant and insightful” — Chev. Prof. Mario Pace, Ph.D. (Melit), Associate Professor, Head of the Department, Languages and Humanities Education, Faculty of Education, University of Malta

“Mario Pace’s lecture was very interesting, as all Pace’s lectures usually are indeed. It was full of insights and the audience asked a lot of questions as many were the matters he raised through his speech. Such a topic is very inspirational especially for students who are used to grapple with intercultural communication in their everyday life. We are all looking forward to next Mario Pace’s lecture as for us his reflections are always stimulating and fruitful” — Lucio Giuliodori, Associate Professor, Foreign Languages Department, Agrarian and Technological Institute, RUDN University

“I was able to develop my language skills, discuss intercultural barriers, ask professor’s opinion on adequate translation and machine translation. Thank you very much! Hope to be invited to future seminars” — Kseniya Kondrashkina, Ph.D. student, Agrarian and Technological Institute, RUDN University

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