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Successful Training at University of Barcelona

From May 13 to 20, 2018, Anna Belkova, Associate Professor of the Department of Philology and Mass Communications (Faculty of Humanities), undertook practical treining at the University of Barcelona and delivered a series of lectures in the field of The Russian Language and the Culture of Speech for students of UdB.


In October 2017 Ms Belkova successfully participated in the competition for tErasmus + program grant (Key Action 1: Mobility of teachers and staff) for teaching Russian at the University of Barcelona.

University of Barcelona is a modern university that successfully combines experience and the latest achievements of science and technology. The library of the University of Barcelona is unique. It boasts rare and valuable handwritten books, military maps, historical records, collections of works of Catalan writers and poets and many other valuable manuscripts.


Ms Belkova taught her course at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Barcelona. All the teachers of the Faculty are highly qualified in the field of the Russian language, they have excellent skills in pedagogical communication, discussion and speech culture.

Students of the Faculty of Philology communicate in 4 languages: Spanish, Catalan, English and Russian. For the majority of the population, the native language is Catalan, which is very different from Castilian (Spanish). The Russian language is actively studied not only by philologists, but also economists since it opens access to cutting-edge publications in different fields.

At the University of Barcelona, language students study Russian for 4 years. During this time they must acquire skills not only to understand Russian speech, but also to read special literature, orally and in writing express their thoughts in Russian and translate from Russian into Catalan, Spanish and English, and vice versa.

In her course, Ms Belkova covered such essential topics regarding the Russian language as vocabulary (homonyms, phraseological units and colloquialisms), movement verbs and other grammatical topics. The course was audited primarily by 4th year students, however, there were first years students present as well.

In general this course served not only the purpose of deepening the students' knowledge of the Russian langauge but also to establish positive relatioships with the students and form intercutural connections that will allow for further educatioal cooperation.