8 June 2010 – Pearson Longman Group and our chair will jointly conduct
seminars of Longman Summer School 2010 in Samara. Our special guest will
be Rob Dean, Pearson Longman international teacher trainer and academic
consultant. He will be speaking on the recent changes in the English
language and culture.
15-17 April 2010 – The 2nd All-Russian Students’ Olympiad in Country Study
took place in Saransk, and our third-year students Natalia Tkachenko and
Anastasia Yerysheva won the 3rd place for Samara State University and our
department. We are happy to congratulate our team on this success!
26 March 2010 - Our chair in association with Macmillan Publishers and the non-profit educational establishment “ZNANIYE-CENTRE Study Group” held a contest “ The Best Individual Reading Book” among the students of English Language Department. Congratulations to the winners: Tsygankova Anastasia, Dozhdikova Ekaterina, Abrosimova Maria, Karaseva Elena, Lotova Arina!
23 March 2010 - Our chair in association with Macmillan Publishers hosted
the conference “Linguodidactic basis of using new information technologies
in modern education”. Stuart Cochrane, the author of the Macmillan Guide
to Economics, addressed the audience with his presentation “Why
Economics”. G. Zaitsev presented his ‘Global English, global vision,
global voices’, Prof. Elena Kashina shared her ‘Teaching tips that stay
with us’, Prof. Yevgeny Stefansky spoke on ‘Cross-cultural transfer in
Our chair has held our annual translators contest and country study contest for school-leavers. The names of the winners are available on [see Applicant -CS-2010, YT-2010].
Group 06031 (English Language Department, 3rd year) in a close competition has won the title of “The Best Group of Samara State University - 2009”. Well done!
• 4th-year students of our department are enjoying the opportunity of mastering English with a native speaker. Emmet Ryan, Cambridge University MA, is teaching spoken and written English and giving classes of Business English.
29 October 2009 – It is with the most sincere pleasure that we congratulate our colleague Irina Savina on successfully defending her CPhil thesis (equivalent of American PhD dissertation): “Linguosynergetic aspects of communication verbs functioning (on the material of the English language)”.
23 June 2009 - Our chair and Macmillan Publishers held a joint scientific-practical conference “Teaching English to University and College Students”. The conference aroused much interest among the EFL teachers of the Samara region. More than 200 colleagues from Samara and Togliatti attended the conference. Vyacheslav Shevchenko, an assistant professor of our chair, opened the work of the conference with a speech on discourse transfer. The participants of the conference attended presentations by Philip Kerr, one of the authors of “Straightforward”, who addressed the audience with a brilliant speech on how to teach new vocabulary and cross-cultural competence, and Gennady Zaitsev (Macmillan, Moscow), who spoke about the Internet resources for EFL teachers.
The summer term of 2008 - Vyacheslav Shevchenko worked with a group of American students, who studied Russian with native speakers in Samara State University. The HILT program was supervised by Stony Brook University (USA) and Saint Petersburg University (Russia). 20 American students and post-graduate students came to Samara from Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Emory, and other universities.