EUF delegation completes visit to Penza
The delegation of the European University of Flensburg completes its visit to Penza State University. The German guests commended the organisation of the visit programme. On the first day they made a tour of PSU and selected the winners of the Children’s Picture Contest “We are different, but we are together” held within the Days of Germany at PSU. In addition, the EUF professors awarded prizes and diplomas to the winner of the Translation Contest “Contemporary German Prose”.
The EUF professors and students attended lectures and classes given by academics of the Department of Foreign Languages and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages. They also participated in project classes conducted by students training as German and French teachers and English teachers. Moreover, Professor Jorn Bockmann and Professor Sybille Mahat gave seminars and delivered lectures in German and English for students of the Faculty of History, Languages and Literature.
The German guests were able to communicate with Penza schoolchildren, visit the Children’s festival of Foreign Languages and go to the gala concert of Student Spring Talent Show. The students and professors from Flensburg also judged the Competition of German lesson “Methodical Mosaic”.
During the visit, the joint double diploma Master’s degree programme was discussed.
On 28 April 2018, German guests visited Lermontov Museum-Reserve “Tarkhany”.
The professors of the European University of Flensburg noted that the development of bilateral cooperation, student and academic staff mobility is crucially important in the modern world. Such development encourages personal and professional excellence. It helps to get a real idea of another culture and to build intercultural communication, free from negative stereotypes and prejudice.
The German guests expressed their gratitude for the organisation of their visit to PSU administration, the staff of the International Cooperation Office, the deans’ office of the Faculty of History, Languages and Literature, Ekaterina Aleshina, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages, Tatyana Razuvaeva, Head of the Language and Examination Centre, and students of the field of study “Foreign Languages”.
Cooperation between Penza State University and the European University of Flensburg is intensifying. In September, 5 students of the Faculty of History, Languages and Literature will undertake academic exchange programme in Flensburg. Furthermore, the 6th Flensburg-Penza Congress will be held in Germany in late September.