Associate Professor Nadezhda Dubiv Represents UTMN at a Conference in Mannheim

International 13 April 2018
The University of Mannheim (Germany) hosted the 45th annual conference of the FaDaF Professional Association of German as a Foreign Language

More than 400 scholars from 30 countries gathered in Mannheim to discuss current tendencies and the global prospects of German as a foreign language. 

At the conference, UTMN was represented by associate professor at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities and Director of the UTMN Georg Wilhelm Steller Centre for Russian-German Cooperation, Nadezhda Dubiv.

Her participation in the conference and in the advanced training programme “Analyzing and creating education materials for teaching German as a foreign language” was made possible through a DAAD scholarship, awarded to only 20 professors from 18 countries. 

“Such large international events always help to make contacts while plenary lectures, conference sections and, of course, the cultural programme inspire us to organize new international projects,” said Nadezhda Dubiv. “Studying German gives lots of opportunities. At the conference, we learned innovative approaches for teaching German as a foreign language”.   

The University of Tyumen has a long history of successful cooperation with German universities and offers courses of German as a first or second foreign language. In 2007, a German reading hall was established at UTMN, and since 2016, the Georg Wilhelm Steller Centre for Russian-German Cooperation and the Resource Centre for the German Language and Culture have been in operation within the university. Moreover, UTMN regularly organizes joint cultural, research and educational projects with German institutions. 
One of the most important German associations – FaDaF Professional Association of German as a Foreign Language – deals with teaching and studying German as a foreign language. The association cooperates with a number of governmental institutions, including the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), and is responsible for holding DSH exam in German necessary for entering a university. 

Source: UTMN Department of Strategic Communications 

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