14.04.2009 | 
Student, Science
FOREIGN LANGUAGES: NEW CHALLENGES, NEW APPROACHES
FOREIGN LANGUAGES: NEW CHALLENGES, NEW APPROACHES
Conference of young researchers is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Yerevan State University foundation.

The two-day scientific seminar entitled Foreign Languages in Armenia: new challenges, new approaches was opened at YSU Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology today. 43 students and young lecturers are involved in the activities of this workshop.

Before making the reports the workshop participants were greeted by Dean of the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology Karo Karapetyan, Chairman of YSU SSS Karlen Khachatryan, Head of the Chair of the English Language (2) Elena Yerznkyan and Head of the Chair of Germanic Philology Yuri Gabrelyan.

The goal of this seminar is to cover the theoretical and practical issues related to the study of foreign languages in Armenia. Today, society faces a strong need for skillful specialists in foreign languages, which should not be occupied in this sphere only, but also adapt to rapidly changing conditions of modern labor market, - said the Head of the Chair of the English Language (2) Elena Yerznkyan.

The key point of the workshop was the report headed The role of foreign languages in the context of the Bologna process. The report was made by the Chairman of the faculty SSS, a student of magistracy (2nd year) Lena Ghazaryan.

Knowledge of foreign languages, especially English, is not only an advantage nowadays, but the key to success in modern world. In present conditions, changes in educational systems also suppose new system approaches and solutions related to the study of foreign languages, - said Lena Ghazaryan. 

After making the reports the workshop participants were divided into several groups, which organized in different auditoriums discussions on the topics Semasiology and pragmatics, Different cultures, different languages, Stylistics and Applied Linguistics.

A series of discussions on the topic are expected tomorrow, too: Semasiology and pragmatics, Theory and practice of translation, Stylistics. In the end of the workshop the results will be summarized during the round table discussion headed The Labor Market of the Republic of Armenia and specialists in foreign languages.

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