All-Russian Educational Forum German: the first second language

The opening of the Children’s Online University was one of the highlights of the All-Russian Educational Forum.
The opening of the Children’s Online University was one of the highlights of the All-Russian Educational Forum. | Photo: Artyom Goloschapov

In mid-November, more than 1,700 German teachers, educational experts and decision-makers gathered in Moscow to talk about the opportunities offered by German as a foreign language.

“Foreign languages open doors to other cultures, to interesting professions and to the hearts of people who speak another language” said Rüdiger Bolz, director of the Goethe-Institut Moscow, in his opening words to the All-Russian Educational Forum in Moscow. With more than 1,700 teachers of German, educational experts und decision-makers, it is one of the largest forums of experts in the world.

Against the backdrop of a globalized knowledge society, this year the conference was devoted to the topic of multilingualism as the key to understanding between people from different nations and as an opportunity for education, study and careers.

More than 60 events presented new and latest developments for German as a foreign language and offered insights into the future of teaching and learning. Particular highlights were the introductory talk by TV host Christoph Biemann “Those who laugh, learn faster!” and the presentation of the interactive learning platform Children’s Online University developed by the Goethe-Institut Moscow together with WDR.
 

  • The participants in the All-Russian Educational Forum celebrate their certificates. Photo: Asya Finn Photo: Asya Finn
    The participants in the All-Russian Educational Forum celebrate their certificates.
  • At the professional and educational trade fair, participants were able to learn about German publishers and businesses. Photo: Asya Finn Photo: Asya Finn
    At the professional and educational trade fair, participants were able to learn about German publishers and businesses.
  • Full house: With 1,700 participants, the All-Russian Educational Forum is one of the largest forums of experts in the world. Photo: Asya Finn Photo: Asya Finn
    Full house: With 1,700 participants, the All-Russian Educational Forum is one of the largest forums of experts in the world.
  • The introductory talk by TV host Christoph Biemann from the Sendung mit der Maus, was a highlight. Photo: Asya Finn Photo: Asya Finn
    The introductory talk by TV host Christoph Biemann from the Sendung mit der Maus, was a highlight.
  • Christoph Biemann. Photo: Artyom Goloschapow Photo: Artyom Goloschapow
    Christoph Biemann

  • Awarding teaching experts who developed projects for modern, topical German lessons. Photo: Asya Finn Photo: Asya Finn
    Awarding teaching experts who developed projects for modern, topical German lessons.
  • Rustem Rinatovitsch Achunow and Galija Galeewna Chismatullina were among the winners of the competition for educational institutions. Photo: Asya Finn Photo: Asya Finn
    Rustem Rinatovitsch Achunow and Galija Galeewna Chismatullina were among the winners of the competition for educational institutions.