This academic year a wide-ranging project aimed at English-speaking environment formation within the framework of Tomsk state university has commenced. The students of Geology and Geography Faculty with majors “Geography” and “Regional Study and Tourism” are the first who have taken part in it. On the 1st of September, the first year students successfully passed testing in order to be defined in their initial level of English.
The students will have six academic hours of English per week. The classes will be provided by experienced personnel of the Foreign Language Faculty. During the first year the students will study English for general purposes, and then they will be immersed into specialization, hence a part of specialized subjects will be delivered in English; further they will take part in international conferences. Besides, different meetings are planned within the project, such as master classes, round-tables, open lectures, tutorials involving native speakers.
The main task of the project is to prepare the students of our university to be ready for communication in their professionally targeted field. Thus, the university promotes the students’ potential growth that may serve as their introduction in the world academic-professional community to take part in international research projects, working directly with foreign scientists.
We – the team of the project – wish our students much success in learning English. Their study should be interesting and diverting for the entire course, and bring them much fortune throughout their future lives.