Representatives of the School of Foreign Languages took part in the MultiEd study visit "Estonia - the Nation of Education"

31 may 2023 year

On May 21-27, 2023, within the framework of the Erasmus+ K2 project "Developing Foreign Language Teacher Training Capacity as a Pathway to Multilingual Education and European Integration of Ukraine / MultiEd", a study visit to Estonia was held to learn about the experience of a European leader in the field of educational services.

The School of Foreign Languages of Karazin University was represented by Svitlana Virotchenko, the Dean of the School, Anna Kotova, Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages for Professional Purposes and Iryna Morozova, Associate Professor of the Department of English Philology and Foreign Language Teaching Methods.

The visit was attended by project partners from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Zaporizhzhia National University, V.O. Sukhomlynskyi Mykolaiv National University, V.G. Korolenko Poltava National Pedagogical University, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Volodymyr Hnatiuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University, and Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Cherkasy National University.

The participants of the visit took part in interactive lectures and seminars on the strategic vision and challenges of modern Estonian higher education, teacher training at universities and cooperation between schools and higher education institutions in this area, teacher training at Narva College and in-service teacher training in Estonia. They also discussed equal opportunities and the high efficiency of Estonian education (according to the results of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)), international cooperation at the University of Tartu and the Estonian Security Academy. The visit included working meetings on language immersion (Narva), teaching English in public high schools (Narva and Tartu), and support for learning Estonian (Tallinn).

The organization committee of the study visit gave everyone the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Estonia through a number of cultural events, including an excursion to the open-air museum "Estonian Language - at the Intersection of Tradition, Lifestyle and National Character".

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