International Mobile Forum of German Teachers


Grant project - Mobile Forum of German Teachers “Strategies of German Language Development in International Research and Education” successfully completed in Buryat State University.

Forum was carried out by German and French Languages Department of Philology and Mass Communication Institute on March 26 – March 28, 2015, thanks to its fruitful participation in Goethe-Institute Contest of International Grants (Germany). Within a "Mobile forum" an extensive program was prepared for teachers. Workshops and master classes on different subjects were held by the leading supervising animators from BSU, different Russian cities and abroad. Practically all the German teachers of Buryatia, Irkutsk region and Zabaikalsky krai, and upper year students took part in various sessions of Forum.

Further Education and Training Certificates of Goethe-Institute were awarded to more than 130 German teachers. Foreign organizers - Goethe-Institute representatives, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Central Agency for German Schools Abroad (ZfA) called their task meeting with BSU Administration fruitful and aimed to further collaboration. Forum’s highlight was a panel discussion on German language future in Russian regions held with A. V. Damdinov, Minister for Education and Science of Republic of Buryatia, Prof. Jorg Löschmann, Prof. Wolfgang Jasser, Head of Central Agency for German Schools Abroad.

Russian and foreign education experts developed some guidelines for academic institutions on German teachers support and German language popularization in Republic of Buryatia.

Goethe-Institute provided all the Forum participants with educational materials and presented academic mobility programs. Furthermore they took part in quizzes and contests and won different prizes.

Total sum of grant for Forum in Ulan-Ude is 660 000 rubles, including transport and accommodation of Forum organizers, Goethe-Institute representatives, framework program, educational materials, etc.

Goethe-Institute representatives in Moscow and Novosibirsk, co-organizer and project coordinator Prof. A. S. Karpov, the Organizing Committee: Prof. P. P. Dashinimaeva, Director of Philology and Mass Communication Institute, Ph. D in Philology E. Yu. Cherkoun, Head of German and French Languages Department, Eliane Roth, Gast Lecturer DAAD in BSU, Katarina Rassinger, researcher from Institute for German studies of the University of Vienna, etc. contributed to successful implementation of project.