In collaboration with Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia
Partap College of Education, Ludhiana organised an International webinar in collaboration with Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia on 18-02-2021. The webinar was conducted to strengthen the spirit of collaboration and the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Partap College and Kazan Federal University. The main theme was “Bilingual Education: Experience and Perspectives”. About 60 teachers, scholars and researchers from India, Russia, Spain, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Portugal participated in the event. The focus of the deliberation was to develop international perspective on Bilingual education in various continents.
The webinar commenced with inaugural dialogue presented by Prof. Balwant Singh, Director, Partap College of Education. He spoke on the importance of language in education. He also explained the importance of International Mother Language Day which is on 21st February this year. Prof. Radif R. Zamaletdinov, Director, Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, KFU, Russia welcomed all the speakers, presenters and attendees. He also supported the concept of Bilingualism. He asserted that bilingual education ought to be given a significant place in school and university education.
Prof. Svetlana, Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, KFU, Russia coordinated the proceedings. Ms. Balwinder Kaur, Asst. Prof, Partap College of Education presented keynote address on the topic ‘National Traditions of training teachers for multilingual Schools’ in which she highlighted the language pattern followed in Indian schools and training of language teachers. Prof. Leila Salekhova, and Elena Gorobets, Head, department of applied and experimental linguistics, KFU, Andre Hedlund, Bilingual Program Mentor, Educational Consultant, and Lecturer of Bilingualism, Cognition, and Global Education, Brazil, Nailya Fayzullina, Associate Professor of department of Russian language and methods of its teaching, KFU, Russia were the key note speakers. Eminent scholars from various counties participated in discussion session and highlighted the language structure of their respective countries.
Dr. Manpreet Kaur, Principal, Partap College of Education elaborated the languages used in India as medium of instruction in education and the languages most spoken by Indians. She concluded the webinar by extending vote of thanks to all the attendees.