Использование методов психологии и исторического исследования в рамках курса лекций по страноведению
The article analyses the main theoretical approaches towards regional descriptions (‘complex geographical descriptions’) in non-Russian geography in 1930-1990s. The main tendencies in the descriptions theory are revealed with the emphasis put on the cultural geography approach. Special place is given to humanistic geography, and several its concepts (humanistic descriptions, narrative-descriptive approach, place as palimpsest) described as main theoretical framework for regional cultural geography.
the article deals with the problem of sociocultural competence formation among the students of non-philological faculties outside the classroom, drawing on the example of German Club «gut geD-A-CHt». The key goal of the Club is sociocultural competence development in its linguocultural and intercultural components. The article describes the subjects of Club activities and their implementation, fields of students’ project activities, competences improvement and importance of the Club for the educational process in the National Research University-Higher School of Economics.
The article discusses the conceptions of the Russians that are held by the contemporary Chinese. The research draws on popular literature on Russia, published in China during the last ten years, as well as on Chinese Internet materials and the author's own fieldwork. It is peculiar, the author notes, that in the sources studied, there are scarce mentions of the attributes that are common for both the Chinese and the Russians; whereas what is typically underlined is the controversial nature of the Russians, which is conceived as a negative feature or even a hindrance to mutual understanding. Relationships between the spouses or between different generations within a Russian family, as the contemporary Chinese see them, appear rather far from their own ideal. At the same time, the upbringing of children in Russia is assessed fairly positively, while the image of the Russian woman has much appeal among the residents of contemporary China.
The article is dedicaded to the subject "Christmas in Germany" and the authors offer some ideas for a creative workshop on this subject.
Vivir en España is a modern book recommended for working in an audience and self-employed students of linguistic and non-linguistic specialties studying Spanish as a foreign language within the framework of the module "Country Studies of Spain" and having basic knowledge of Spanish (level B1-B2). The textbook content can also be used in preparation for the SIELE and DELE (B2 level) international Spanish language exams. The textbook consists of 4 thematic sections ("Society," Politics, "Culture" and "Economics"), each of which, in turn, includes several texts and tasks, combined thematically. The selection covers adapted and original texts of the Spanish press for 2017-2019, as well as author 's developments of exercises.