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Foreign Languages Faculty
Tel.: 8 (7132) 51 79 34
Dean’s assistant: Taipakova Almagul Ruovna
Training is carried out by three departments:
- Interpreting and Translation Department (Acting Head – Аyazbaeva A.M.)
- Foreign philology department (Head – Candidate of Foreign Philology, senior teacher Sarbassova A.E.)
- The English and German Languages Department (Head – Candidate of Philology, senior teacher Erzhanova G.А)
The faculty also includes:
- Language laboratory
At the moment, Foreign Languages Faculty trains students in Russian and Kazakh languages majoring in:
§ 5B021000 – Foreign Philology (English)
§ 5B020700 – Interpreting and Translation
§ 5B011900 – Foreign Languages
History of the faculty. Foreign Languages Faculty was founded in 1975 on the basis of the Department of English, which performed as a part of the Philology faculty of Aktobe State Pedagogical Institute since 1976.Since it was founded, the faculty provides training for students in the field of "The English language", “The German language”, "The French language”, “Interpreting” and “Foreign Philology”.
Learning process is carried out in classrooms with all the modern equipment. In recent years volume of library’s content has increased significantly. Any specialized books needed by the Foreign Languages Faculty students can be easily found there; audio and video funds were supplemented by new materials, as well as the fund of educational and methodical literature, contemporary periodicals. Faculty associated professors actively use modern educational technology into the educational process, as well as new teaching methods and means of cognitive activity, such as working on projects, dramatization, SOS method, business games, round-table meetings, discussions, presentations, etc. It helps students to improve their communicative skills, as well as general and professional intelligence.
Material and technical base: Foreign Languages Faculty disposes modern material and technical base. New building for the faculty was constructed in 2011, which provides a great number of well-equipped teaching and laboratory class rooms: video and audio labs, which provide convenient work with multimedia materials, language labs, media libraries with modern equipment, scientific and fiction literature; besides, there are 2 computer class rooms, 6 class rooms with interactive boards, special class rooms for convenient studying of the German language, class rooms for Basic Translation and English language teaching methods. Audio and video funds were supplemented by new materials, as well as the fund of educational and methodical literature, contemporary periodicals.
Teaching staff: Intellectual potential of the faculty: 1 PhD, 7 candidates of sciences, 25 senior teachers, 15 teachers, including 19 MA. Faculty associated professors were awarded grants and titles: "The best teacher of Kazakhstan" – 1, "Honored Worker of Education of RK" - 3. 46 teachers of our faculty (97 %) successfully passed Teaching Knowledge Test, which was developed by the Examination Council of Cambridge University (Cambridge ESOL) for teachers of English as a second language and as an international standard theoretical knowledge of professional English teachers.
The results of RK National rating: 5В021900 – Foreign Languages – III place (2011), IV place (2012).
Students & science: The main scientific directions of the faculty are "Polylingual education and the problems of modern linguistics in the context of intercultural communication" and "Comparative study aspect of linguistic units." On the topic, the work is carried out of a theoretical nature (holding international scientific conference ("World of Language and Intercultural Communication"), the publication of articles based on research, monographs, conference materials), and as well as work of applied nature (development of educational and methodical recommendations on teaching, teaching materials for classes, workshops on FLT). The faculty scientific circles: «The Literature of Great Britain and America», «Speak English well», «English club», «Аударманың лексикалық қиындықтары», «Аударманың грамматикалық қиындықтары», «Көркем аударманың қиындықтары », "Features of interpreting special terms "," Lexical and grammatical features of translation of official style texts”. Students actively participate in the competitions in English, German language and also show the scientific potential at the conference "World of Language and Intercultural Communication", "Youth and Science: Reality and Future".
Olympiad for students: Olympiad for students is an integral part of the Open days which is held annually at the faculty. These activities, which help to choose the future occupation to many alumni, are the part of the faculty’s professional orientation work. Our Olympiad for school aims to identify potential students of our faculty. Assignments for the Olympiad are diverse and allow the candidates to check the entire range of knowledge and skills of high school graduates in the English language.
Student’s life and leisure time: The strong and healthy state is based on education of the young generation. Activity, curiosity, the desire to be creative has a great influence on the formation of the human person. The main aim of the events, held at the University is to develop the person and to discover the creative abilities of students. Such events include the literary and musical evenings, meetings with interesting people, scientific student’s conferences, debates, Olympiads, sport competitions, KVN (Club of the Lightheaded and Quick-Witted), participation in local and regional competitions as well as in beauty contests.
OUR TRADITIONS: Initiation into a studentship, Republic Day, New Year’s ball, The Valentine’s Day, International Women’s Day, Nauryz, Fair of Graduates, Scientific student’s conferences, Science Week. Olympiads, Sports contests, The Victory Day, Prom.
International activities: Faculty held a university-based international seminars to enhance linguistic, methodological and regional geographic training.
- seminar on Business English under the guidance of Jackie Kel, a specialist of the language centre ( the USA-Australia)
- seminar on critical thinking under the guidance of Sharon Gordon, from the British Council
- “Lexical Approach and Internet in TFL” seminar of John Scacchi, the representative of USIS
- “Materials Evaluation Adaptation” seminar of Liz Morgan, the leading specialist of Acquina College, the USA.
- the annual seminars of the British Council and publishing house Macmillan, Goethe Institute and DAAD.
According to the program of academic mobility specialists from the USA, Australia, Germany, Hungary, India, UAE, Russia, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan gave lectures at the faculty.
The main achievements of students in national competitions and olympiads:
- 5B021000 – Foreign Philology (English) – III place (2010,2011,2012);
- 5B021000 – Foreign Philology (German) – III place (2010,2011);
- 5B011900 – Foreign Languages – III place (2013);
- Winner of city and regional Olympiad «Тілдарын-2013» (I place) Nurmukhamedova Elmura;
- Winner of city and regional Olympiad «Тілдарын-2013» (IV place) Dzhakanova Karlygash;
- National Olympiad – the English language, March 29-30, 2013. Almaty. (III place) KazUIR&WL, Kazmagambet Aitolkyn;
- Regional debates III place Zhanassaeva Anar.