On April 23 and 24, the II International Linguistic Festival in Kursk took place at the South-West State University. This year it was held in the format of a video call on the Zoom platform.
The Linguistic Festival is an educational event designed to highlight the unique diversity and value of every human language on Earth. Participation in the festival helps to make linguistic knowledge a little closer for everyone. The festival makes it possible to expand the linguistic horizons, it acquaints participants with different sources for learning the language of interest and allows you not only to exchange experiences, but also to find new friends there.
The festival program was divided into two days: https://swsu.ru/home_portal/raspisanie-ii-mezhdunarodnogo-lingvofestivalya-v-kurske/ The first day turned out to be more eventful, participants and guests heard 21 performances; on the second day, there were 13 performances about 17 languages of the world. In the “Commonwealth of World Languages” hall, visitors discovered interesting facts from the life of Chinese, Sinhalese, Greek, Polish and Belarusian, Arabic, Armenian and Turkmen, Spanish, Italian and Bantu languages and some others; the visitors asked questions of interest and received live, comprehensive answers. The program was successfully decorated with games, quizzes and popular lectures, during which it was possible to make an exciting journey to the country of Lingualand.
Natalia Molokoedova, a third-year student of the Faculty of Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, shared her impressions:
- I really liked Jeopardy, an interactive game in English (Albina Anatolyevna Nichiporuk, Alyabyeva Ksenia, Glazachev Andrey, Guseva Violetta, Romanenko Anastasia). It was very funny, interesting and exciting. I would also like to mention the students from Kaliningrad (Dyakova Anastasia, Shantsyna Alexandra), who told how the names of cartoon characters would sound in Polish in the form of an interactive game. All in all, the festival was very informative! I learned a lot about the language: from the meaning of the runes to the Arabic verbs. There were also many other interesting works at the festival. For example, Sergey Pukhanov from Tula spoke about “Toponyms in the names of Scottish cuisine”, and Okuneva Efrosinya did painstaking work and gave participants and guests an opportunity to learn about Internet dialects of Russian regions, telling the audience about the Kursk peculiarities of the Russian language.
Recently, our linguistic festival has been gathering more and more guests and participants, and this year the list of speakers' topics was like a real kaleidoscope! Over the following week, the organizing committee received warm responses, for example, the following:
“Thank you for the great opportunity to participate in such a unique event! We were nervous but hopefully met the expectations. We tried to fit as much information as possible during the time that we had. We would like to "outgrow ourselves" and, if possible, take part later on... "(Gymnasium No. 44 in Kursk).
“Thanks to all the teachers for their enthusiasm and for the great work they have done! It was useful for our students to try their hand at an event of this level, to look a little further than their city, see other perspectives ... thanks for this opportunity! " (College of Lugansk Pedagogical University).
“Thank you very much for the invitation and for organizing such a wonderful festival! Our students were very pleased with their work. These were representatives of junior courses, so for many public speaking at such an event was their first experience. They were very worried, but said that due to the very friendly atmosphere and the interest of the audience, everything went well. Thank you very much! "(IKBFU, Kaliningrad).
"We would like to express our gratitude for the organization and invitation to the linguistic festival. We were very pleased to participate in it. We hope for further cooperation!!" (Oryol State University).
It is certainly nice that people liked the festival! We would like to further expand its boundaries, make it more interesting, so that the fascinating world of languages and linguistics for all those involved becomes even more meaningful and brighter.
Video Recording Archive
Day 1 Room 2
Day 2 Room 1
Day 2 Room 2