D: Development

Development is one of the instrumental constituents of success in the modern world, competitive advantage and an indispensable condition of any professional sphere functioning. In the framework of this trajectory we would like to invite scientists, experts and practitioners to the dialogue on the perspectives of language education and its performance outside the university, not only inside of the sections, but also within round table discussions, minisymposia and panel discussions.

Language education and business
Life-long learning and advanced training
Educational management and policy
Language education outside the educational establishments
Language education is becoming more and more practice-oriented, simultaneously Intercultural Communication experts demand is surging in the modern business world. Major companies collaborate with Foreign Languages and IC educational programs at various levels, thus, the following spectrum of issues is of great interest:

  • Optimisation of mutually profitable partnership between the sphere of Language Education and business.
  • Additional competences of linguists, translators and intercultural communication specialists: employers’ expectations as a tool for Educational syllabi development.
  • What could be the contribution of Language Educational Establishments to a city’s social and cultural life?
  • Future professional occupations within business sphere related to Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication.
  • Joint projects within business and educational programs as an element of syllabus.
We can not but notice that development presupposes various contexts, at macro- as well as microscale, since development and growth is an indispensable part of any personality performance.
 
Therefore, Life-long learning, continuous advanced training, has been under the spotlight for the last few decades. In this regard we would suggest the following discussion points:

  • The role of Life-long Learning concept in the framework of professional development of Foreign Languages teachers, specialists in the sphere of translation and Intercultural Communication.
  • The mission of the University within the concept.
  • The correlation of personal and professional development of a specialist in the fields of linguistics, translation and intercultural communication.
  • Various innovations and technologies influence on specialists' professional development.
  • Continuous advanced training as a task for an employer as well as employee.
In educational systems, and not only, the terms that lift the weight are management and leadership. In essence, management in education is about applying management techniques and principles in relevance to the field; thus, it is vital for those working in education to be aware of them. 

Educational administration and management are to be applied not only by staff, but also students; we consider educational institutions as a launching pad for further growth, both personal and professional. For this reason, we suggest such directions as:

  • Educational programmes management.
  • Inclass/auditorium Management and the role of school leaders.
  • Factors that influence pupils and students’ performance.
  • Social responsibility of educational establishments.
  • Education quality requirements.
  • Legal sources analysis.
Language being the communication basics possesses an outstanding educational potential which is successfully realized outside the educational activity itself. The obvious proof is a huge variety of educational and cultural projects interrelated with Foreign Languages and executed outside the educational establishments. Frequently these are compelling platforms for collaboration of educational institutions and representatives of abundance of organisations, thereupon we invite to discuss the development of various cooperation scenarios in this sphere:

  •  The Foreign Languages extra-curricular activities role.
  •  Extra-curricular activities regarded as a factor promoting the synergy of Foreign Language learning and Cultural aspect comprehension.
  • Linguistic education establishments contribution to city’s cultural life.
  • The Foreign Languages extra-curricular activities as a form of charity.
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