On March 27, in the House of Friendship of the Peoples of Karelia, an event “Vepsian language in my life” took place.
The event was attended by students of the Department of Baltic-Finnish Philology and Petrozavodsk schoolchildren. The meeting was dedicated to the use of the Vepsian language in life.
Graduates of the Department of Baltic-Finnish Philology of PetrSU spoke about their experience in working with the Vepsian language. The teachers of the department Olga Zhukova and Maria Kosheleva spoke about the peculiarities of the teacher’s work and about the Vepsian language in science. Employees of the Karelian television VGTRK and the newspaper Kodima spoke about the intricacies of working in the media in the Vepsian language . After the speeches, a discussion took place, the participants asked the speakers questions of interest, and also shared their experience of teaching at the department and plans for the future. Graduates also talked about the opportunity to continue their studies in master’s and postgraduate studies.
It is very important to carry out such events, because many students have no idea who can work after graduation. I think at today’s event, everyone learned something new for themselves. The meeting was held in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, and I hope that we managed to interest the guys, they will come next time,
– says Tatiana Martyanova, chairman of the Vepsän Vezad organization and a 3rd year student of the department.
The event contributed to the rallying and exchange of experience among senior and junior students, and also helped to orientate themselves in choosing a profession in their specialty.