HSE Students in Nizhny Novgorod Speak Excellent English
HSE students from Nizhny Novgorod took all the three places at the annual student conference in English recently held in Moscow.
Marianna Korenkova, Lecturer at the Department of Foreign Languages, shared her impressions of the conference: ‘Every year we go together with the students to Moscow and worry about how we will perform. And every year students of HSE in Nizhny Novgorod show real proficiency in English and knowledge of the subject.’
First and second-year students from Russia (Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod), Uzbekistan and China presented fifteen interesting projects. Elena Solovova, Head of the School of Foreign Languages, Tatyana Baranovskaya, Head of the English Language Department for Economic and Mathematical Disciplines, Lecturers of HSE Department of Foreign Languages, as well as representatives of Cambridge, Pearson and Macmillan publishing houses made up the jury.
‘Education in China’, ‘Banking system during crisis’, and ‘Network marketing’ were only a few of the topical themes that the young researchers presented at the conference.
It was difficult for the jury to determine the winners with the best linguistic skills: some of them lean towards the phonetic freedom of American pronunciation; others prefer the classic ‘Queen’s English’ with just a hint of primness.
Second-year economics students from HSE Nizhny Novgorod, Maryam Abusheva and Zhanna Shabanova, showed excellent knowledge of English and presented projects on ‘The legal aspects of acquisitions’ and ‘Solving social problems through business’. The jury gave the girls the highest scores and first place was shared by these two students.
Reports by Sofia Shwartsberg from the Faculty of Economics and Maria Martynenko from the Faculty of Law, who took the second and the third places among the first–year students accordingly, were also interesting.
We congratulate the winners and hope that next year our students will demonstrate their brilliant knowledge once again!