Kostanay state
university
A. Baitursynov
In order not to be behind other nations -
It is necessary to acquire knowledge, to be rich and strong.
In order to know - it is necessary to study,
In order to be rich - it is necessary to go in for craft,
In order to be strong - it is necessary to keep unity.
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On April 25, 2019 the Department of Foreign Philology at A. Baitursynov Kostanay State University hosted an Annual International Scientific and Practical Conference "Current problems of modern linguistics and language didactics." The conference was attended by students, postgraduates and young scientists of KSU, KSPU, CSU. Conference results: 1st place - Vaissova A., KSU, Zaitseva M., KSU, Seidakhmetova B., KSU, Okolzdaeva A., CSU; 2nd place - Zhanbayeva I., KSU, Baidildinova A., KSU, Alieva L., Dosmukhamedova K., KSU; 3rd place – Potorochina E., KSU, Telgarin E., KSU, Danko A., KSU, Zhanburshinova K., KSU, Minaidarova Kh., KSU.   The papers of the participants are included in the conference proceeding.
On March 18, 2019, a joint Russian-Kazakh Round table "Increasing the motivation of students studying foreign languages in the modern educational environment" was held online. The participants of the event were the teaching staff of the Department of German Philology of the Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin and the teachers of the departments of foreign languages, foreign Philology and practical linguistics of A. Baitursynov Kostanay state University. The Round table was organized by teachers of foreign languages Department together with Aitkuzhinova Saule Nortasovna, head of the laboratory of innovative educational technologies of the educational-methodical Department of KSU. After the opening speech of the moderators of both universities, two oral reports from both sides were presented. Along with experienced teachers, Ph. D., Associate Professor of the German Philology Department Deryabina Natalia Alekseevna and Senior Lecturers of the Department of foreign languages Zavitova Tatiana Yurievna and Markelova Diana Mikhailovna, young teachers Nikolina Natalya Nikolaevna, the teacher of German Philology department and Bukreyeva Regina Andreyevna, Master of Arts of the Foreign Philology Department, shared their vision of the problem and ways of its solution. Summarizing the accumulated experience in pedagogical Sciences the reporters highlighted the theoretical principles of the discussed issues and suggested ways of the development of students’ motivation. During the discussion, the teachers of both departments expressed their views on the issue under discussion and shared information on various ways to increase the motivation of students, including self-study of foreign languages. The event of this magnitude was held not for the first time. Last year, the topic of the discussion was "Problems of teaching foreign languages for students of non-linguistic specialties". We hope that in the future the joint discussion of various aspects of teaching foreign languages online will become a good tradition which will contribute to the improvement of the quality of teaching foreign languages
Within the month of methodological innovation of the Information Technology Faculty, the software department held its annual intellectual game «What? Where? When?» The idea of the game arose with the introduction of multilingual education to the specialty 5B070400 - Computers and Software in 2012. The goal of the game is a development of students' intellectual abilities and motivation to learn languages. By tradition, the game is organized by the 2nd year students of the specialty 5B070400 - Computers and Software, as well as advisors and supervisors of groups. The students made interesting questions on different topics. The questions were in different languages: Kazakh, Russian and English. The game consisted of three rounds. In each round, the questions were divided into categories, where the cost of the question was determined by its complexity. In the game participated 3 teams of 1st year students of the specialty 5B070400 - Computers and Software. During the game, the teams answered the selected questions, the winner was determined by the number of points scored. In the end, the results were summed up, letters and gifts were presented. Islamidin Karajanov became the best player of the game. Experts of the game were Olga Salykova - head of software department, Irina Ivanova - associate professor of software department, Gulshat Makhambetova - Senior Lecturer of the Software Department, also the guest of the event was Saule Aytkuzhinova - Head of LIET.  
On October 27, 2018, on the basis of the Nazarbayev University and the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, the quarter-finals of the ACM ICPC World Team Programming Championship among student teams of Kazakhstan were held. n total, they were attended by 130 teams from universities of the country, representing various regions of the republic. Within 5 hours, teams were asked to solve 11 problems. The verification of tasks was carried out by an independent test system, excluding the intervention of the “subjective factor”. The team of Kostanay State University named after A. Baitursynov was represented by students of the specialty 5В070400 - Computer Science and Software - Kulmakhan Razaman, Manakov Yaroslav and Tulegenov Tasbolat, the head of the team - Galikhanov SG. ACM ICPC Student Team World Programming Championship is the largest international competition for university students from around the world. Such competitions provide an opportunity to interact with students from other educational institutions, perfecting and demonstrating their skills in solving algorithmic problems, programming and working in a team.
From 11th to 15th of September 2017, Joachim R. Daduna – German professor, Dr., of Wismar University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design visited Akhmet Baitursynov Kostanay State University with guest lectures within the framework of the program ERASMUS + project "Development and implementation of the master program" Green Logistics Management": Building Trans‐Eurasian Accessibility through Sustainable Logistics Management and ICT Competence LogOn-U". The themes of the lectures are "Mobility and economic development; Transport modes; Multimodal transport; Logistics corridor planning; Future developments in transport and logistics" with duration of 20 hours. The target audience was academic staff, students, undergraduates of Akhmet Baitursynov Kostanay State University and Rudny Industrial Institute. The aim of the course was introducing to logistics on the examples of road, railroad, pipeline, water and air transport. All listeners got invaluable experience, academic staff - knowledge, skills, and techniques of teaching. At the end of the seminar all listeners received certificates.
In May 2017, lecturers Saule Znabayeva and Yuliya Shandetskaya from Foreign Philology Department participated in English for Specific Purposes Training provided within DIREKT ERASMUS+ project, whichis aimed at developing information literacy and promoting lifelong learning. Beijing Institute of Technology (China) hosted the training for university-partners from Ireland, Germany, Slovakia, China, Russia and Kazakhstan. The main focus of the ESP training was on such aspects as multicultural communication, academic writing and research methodology. Didactic and scientific working group meeting resulted in development of action plan for implementation of the project, the first step of which will be teaching English (A1-A2) to librarians of university-partners and other institutions. It is projected that the English language course (A1-A2) for librarians at A. Baitursynov Kostanay State University will start in September 2017. 
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