Samara Polytech presentation competition expands the geography of participants

26 Apr 2024

Students from Indonesia joined the language competition for the first time

On April 19, Samara Polytech summed up the results of the XII International Presentation Competition in English, organized by the department of “Pedagogy, Intercultural Communication and Russian as a Foreign Language.” This year, its participants included 214 students, lyceum students and schoolchildren from 32 cities in Russia, Uzbekistan, China and Indonesia. The guys presented creative works on the topic Life Skills Education as Modern University Philosophy.

The competition was held in a mixed online-remote format. Thus, in-person meetings of two sections were held at Samara Polytech, and participants connected to another six sections remotely. In addition, to conduct the competition in three special categories, the organizers launched a special YouTube channel. The student's work was evaluated by an expert commission that included 55 teachers from different universities in Russia.

As a result, all three prizes in the competition among students of language specialties were won by representatives of the Politikh Institute of Engineering, Economics and Humanities Education (IEEGO). The winners were Valery Ostroverkh and Daria Trusova, Daria Kopyrina and Ivan Smirnov took second place, and Diana Tkachenko and Elizaveta Kozlenkova took third. And in the competitions for students of non-linguistic specialties, Andrei Ermakov from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy and Transport had no equal.

Polytechnic students also distinguished themselves in distance sections: Anastasia Utkina, Alevtina Lazovskaya and Anastasia Karpova from IIEGO took second place, and Arina Popova from the Faculty of Chemical Technology took third place.

“This year the competition has become special for us,” noted Ekaterina Gradaleva, deputy chairman of the competition, associate professor of the department of Pedagogy, Intercultural Communication and Russian as a Foreign Language. – For the first time, representatives of an Indonesian university performed in each section, and many of them won prizes. The performances of our foreign guests aroused great interest among Russian students. In their reports, Indonesians demonstrated a different view of education and life skills.

Jury member, professor of the Indonesian University Susanto Saman noted the high level of work of Russian students, including participants from Samara Polytech.

By the way, at the opening of the competition, a guest expert, director of the Research Center for Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication at SPHFU, Grigory Rozhkov, spoke at the opening of the competition. He spoke about the impact of artificial intelligence on business communication processes in the era of the “new normal.” His report caused an active discussion among listeners - students and teachers.

In addition, the competition program included the III All-Russian Olympiad in English. More than 200 students from different cities took part in it remotely. The first round of the Olympiad involved completing test tasks. The participants with the highest scores advanced to the final round, where a jury assessed their speaking skills. IIEGO student Kristina Prokopenko took third place at the Olympiad.