On March 27-29, 2019 II round of the Republican Olympiad in the Russian language for international students “The Russian language is the path to mutual understanding and agreement” took place at the Belarusian State University. The Olympiad, which has already become traditional, is an integral part of the learning process and is held regularly once a year.
The purpose of the Olympiad is to increase the interest of international students in the study of the Russian language, in Russian and Belarusian culture, literature and history, and to check their level of language and speech skills.
The first round included intra-university competitions, which took place in many universities of the republic. In BSMU I round of the Olympiad was held from February 18 to March 12.
According to the results of the intra-university competition, 12 students of the Medical faculty for international students and 5 students of the Faculty of Career Guidance and pre-University Training were allowed to participate in the republican competitions from BSMU.
The following types of tasks were prepared for the participants of the second round: lexical and grammatical work, narrative with elements of an essay or essay, listening comprehension (video), poem prepared in advance or extemporary poetry reading, or prepared monologic utterance, spontaneous monologic utterance.
The jury checked with interest the written works of foreign students, assessing not only lexical and grammatical knowledge and the completeness of the disclosure of the topic, but also the originality of the presentation. The jury of our university was represented by the following teachers of the Department of the the Belarusian and Russian languages: associate professors N.V.Molochko, E.V.Tikhonenko, senior teachers T.I. Samuylova, L.B.Yaros, E.V.Vasilevskaya.
Basically all the students pleased the jury with a fairly high level of proficiency in Russian, showed good knowledge of history, culture, Russian literature and social life of the host country.
Our winners in the Republican Olympiad in the Russian language are:
1st place - Victoria Mariskevich (the Medical faculty for international students, gr.6103);
2nd place - Abdel Nur Rauan (the Faculty of Career Guidance and pre-University Training, gr.5115);
3rd place - Javidjahromi Gazal (the Medical faculty for international students, gr.6240);
3rd place - Jamshidisabzekhani Hadis Shakhossein (the Medical faculty for international students, gr.6232);
3rd place - Kakyshova Gulgemal (the Faculty of Career Guidance and pre-University Training, gr.5112).
Students received certificate of appreciation:
Babaeva Akdzhemal (the Faculty of Career Guidance and pre-University Training, gr.5116), Karyagdyeva Bogul (the Faculty of Career Guidance and pre-University Training, gr.5113), Sherafat Puria (the Medical faculty for international students, gr.6302). Other participants received certificates of participant.
The Republican Olympiad provided an opportunity for the students themselves to make sure that they can speak Russian well using their knowledge gained in the Russian language classes. Conducting the Olympiad has once again confirmed that this is a very important and effective form of extracurricular work that helps deepen and expand the knowledge and skills acquired by students in class, improve their language skills, and also allows children to assert themselves, to believe in themselves, to show their abilities.Translation: A.Karnacheva