RUDN expert presents a linguodidactic model of the language training of international technical students
May 10-11, 2018, Irina Varlamova, Associate Professor of RUDN Engineering Academy Department of the Russian language, took part in the International Forum «Russian Language in the Paradigm of Modern Education: Russia and the Ibero-American World», an event held on the basis of the University of Cadiz (Spain) in order to promote the Russian language, Russian education and science in Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean, establish and develop international contacts in the humanitarian, natural-science, engineering, technological, information and educational spheres, as well as partnership relations between Russian universities and educational institutions in the region.
The program of the event included the most relevant topics on the issues of humanitarization and internationalization of education, multiculturalism and preservation of traditions, translation problems, and the issues of teaching natural, technical and exact sciences.
In her presentation «Accompanying phonetic course in the context of professionally oriented teaching of Russian as a foreign language» at the session of the Section «Russian Language and Literature» I.Varlamova told about the linguodidactic model of language training for international students majoring in engineering sciences developed at the Russian Language Department of the RUDN Academy of Engineering in the framework of professionally oriented training. She stressed the need to include an accompanying phonetic course in the process of teaching international students outlining the main linguistic methods of constructing this course and selecting language material.
The Forum was attended by academics from 23 Russian and 11 foreign universities in Spain, Nicaragua, Colombia, Cuba and Argentina, including the National University of Colombia (QS 254), the St. Petersburg State University (QS240), the National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI" (QS 373), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) (QS 373), St. Petersburg Polytechnic University of Peter the Great (QS 401-410), etc.
RUDN chemists have created a biodegradable polymer based on chitosan and polyhydroxybutyrate. Chitosan, which is obtained from animal shells and fungal cells, gives the compound antimicrobial properties, so it can be used for disposable medical and hygienic materials and products.
RUDN University professor together with colleagues from France and the USA has developed a technique for describing blood clotting regarding the individual characteristics of patients. This will help to make more accurately diagnosis and select drugs dosages for the treatment of haemophilia, thrombosis and other blood coagulation disorders.
RUDN chemists have proven the effectiveness of metal complexes for catalysis of cyanhydrin production — substances important for the chemical industry. Chemists managed to achieve 96.3% of the reaction efficiency.