The Week of Languages and Cultures of the Nordic Countries, organized by the Department of English Philology, Nordic Languages and Language Pedagogy which was held from March 29 to April 3, 2021, has ended.
Within the framework of this annual event, a cross-cultural Olympiad was held. Its purpose was to increase the interest of students in learning the languages and cultures of Norway, Sweden and Finland. The participants answered questions about the state structure of these countries, their cultural and linguistic features. 49 students of the Higher School of Social Sciences, Humanities and International Communication took part in the Olympiad. The winner of the Olympiad was a third-year student majoring in "International relations" Valeria Khalturinskaya.
On March 31, 2021, round tables on the culture of Norway and Finland were held.
For example, students who have completed an internship in Norway, presented several tourist routes around the country and gave advice on financial planning for the trip. The students spoke about the natural features of Rugalann, the cultural and historical sights of Oslo and Alesund, and also about the active recreation in Senje.
The second round table was devoted to the Finnish language and its peculiarities. Students studying the Finnish language conducted a master class for the participants, and the Finnish language teacher M. Lehtinen offered a small quiz on Finland.
From March 29 to April 3 in the lobby on the 3rd floor in the Academic building №7 (Smolny Buyan, 7) there was an exhibition-quiz "Northern neighbors: a look from the outside". It presented photos of sights and different parts of Norway, Finland and Sweden, taken by students and teachers during their trips to the northern countries.
Thank you for your interest and participation in the events of the Week of Languages and Cultures of the Nordic Countries.