the Number of people willing to participate in the professional development seminar was so great that I had to divide them into two groups and conduct classes two weekends in a row – 9-10 and 16-17 may. And just in these four days, has trained over two hundred teachers from the Chinese provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning.

a Workshop for teachers working in North-East China, has become a regular event in the framework of an ambitious project of Joint Russian-Chinese center of excellence, Moscow state University – PPU training Russian language teachers to Chinese schools. In the previous two seminars were attended by over 150 people from the Chinese provinces Shandong, Inner Mongolia, Guizhou.

the training Program, developed by specialists of the PPU and the Moscow state University, included lectures on methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language and practical training in the Russian language, which the Chinese teachers could get acquainted with various methods of conducting a lesson.

“a Teacher quickly turn into disciples, rejoice as children, the correct answer to the questions you’re afraid to answer, but generally deal with them is very interesting, because Russian language for them – the favorite profession,” says senior lecturer of the Institute of Russian language and culture MSU Julia Redheads, she is one of the developers of the training programme from the Russian side.

As noted by the co-Director of the Joint Russian-Chinese center Liu Juan at the closing ceremony of the seminar, “we are grateful to the professors of Moscow University, Andrei Bogomolov and Larisa Dunaeva for their wonderful lectures on Russian Internet resources, which will help the Chinese teachers to make the lessons of the Russian language more interesting and informative”.

Liu Juan and her Russian colleague from the Moscow state University Valery Chastnykh made a Joint Russian-Chinese centre established in the framework of the megaproject, Moscow state University called “the Teacher of the Great silk Road”, one of the most active and effective structures that promote Russian in China. In addition to training teachers, as well as publications designed teaching materials, the Center plans to organize remote summer language camps for Chinese students who study Russian language.