The Institute of Foreign Languages, with the support of the Office of Pre-University and Career Guidance, has summed up the results of the Interregional Competition of Stories in Foreign Languages ”Towards Spring”.
The competition was held in three directions:
Participants’ stories were accepted in the following nominations:
• 3-4 grades: a fairy tale,
• 5-8 grades: an adventure story,
• 9-11 grades: a genre of the author’s choice.
A total of 461 entries were submitted to the competition this year.
I.V. Lebedeva, organizer of the competition, noted:
This year the interregional competition of stories in foreign languages ”Towards Spring” has gone far beyond the borders of the Republic of Karelia. Every year, not only the number of participants is growing, but the geography of the competition is also expanding and for the first time we received works from all federal districts of our country, as well as works from the Republic of Belarus. Participation in the competition for schoolchildren is an opportunity to reveal their creative potential, to tell the world their story in a foreign language. We thank Petrozavodsk State University for the support and organization of the competition and wish all the participants of the competition “Towards Spring” further creative success in learning foreign languages!
Traditionally, teachers of the Institute of Foreign Languages of Petrozavodsk State University acted as experts in checking the entries. Each work was encrypted and evaluated by two independent experts.
Diplomas of the winners and awardees of the competition of grades 10-11 are taken into account when admitting to study under bachelor’s programs, specialist programs in the priority subject of the direction of training (specialty), for which the applicant (foreign language) enters Petrozavodsk State University in case of equal points of applicants.
The organizers of the competition were the Institute of Foreign Languages of PetrSU, Secondary School No. 3 (coordinator – IV Lebedeva, deputy director for teaching and educational work) and Gymnasium No. 17 (coordinator – MA Kuusela, teacher of foreign languages).
The event was organized and held within the framework of vocational guidance work and the development program of the flagship university with the support of the Department of pre-university and career guidance work of PetrSU.