ILS international students took part in the city-wide competition-festival "Glagol tainstvenniy", dedicated to the 1,155th anniversary of Russian writing, and were among the prize winners.
The competition took place in several stages: calligraphy, where students carefully reproduced the letters of the Russian alphabet along with the words of proverbs and poems. For the creative stage, some students also made handsome drawings of the letters of the Russian and Ancient Russian alphabets.
The next stage of the competition was reading, held at Admiral Nevelskoi State Maritime University. The judges for this stage were Primorye writers Tatyana Taran and Galina Yakunina, who also shared with the participants some of the secrets of creative writing.
"May 24th is Slavic Writing and Culture Day," notes Candidate of Philological Sciences and ILS teacher of Russian as a Foreign Language Irina Trusova. "Our students tried very hard to demonstrate their knowledge and skill for the judges. The evaluation criteria were precision, accuracy, calligraphic style, and correct pronunciation."
ILS students took the following places at the competition:
Grand Prize - Yang Gitae
1st place and prize for viewer appreciation - Jung Gawon
2nd place - Park Yoonsun and Kim Da-Eun
3rd place - Lee Junseo, Wang Ye and Gabriella Moreira
1st place - Wang Ye
2nd place - Park Yejin
3rd place - Kim Da-Eun
1st place - Mu Di
2nd place - Jung Yejee
3rd place - Lee Jiyun
1st place - Jonas Derks
"Participation in events of this kind is very useful for international students studying Russian at ILS," notes ILS Principal Olga Shevchenko. "It allows them to immerse themselves in the subject faster, discover more about the language and its sources, and better understand its unique features."