Petrozavodsk State University hosted the EU Countries Day.
During the event students, teachers and employees of the university, as well as school children and citizens of Petrozavodsk, could take one or several lessons on the languages of EU countries: Polish, Swedish, French, German, English, Spanish, and Finnish.
Each 45-minute long lesson consisted of presentation of a member state of the EUand language practice. The lessons were given by native speakers (Karolina Pyka, teacher of the Polish language, PetrSU, Polish Institute in Saint Petersburg) and Niina Juntunen (the University of Eastern Finland), manager of the Center for International Education Kristina Kapleeva (Spanish), as well as the students of the Institute of Foreign Languages of PetrSU.
“We’ve been hosting the EU Days since 2012. This event is aimed at sparking everyone’s interest in studying the European Union and spreading the knowledge. The EU Countries Day is an opportunity to introduce the participants to the member states of the EU, their culture and language,” noted Anastasia Kuznetsova, the Director of the EU Information Center of PetrSU.
The event was organized by the EU Center in the Barents Region and was held in the framework of the EU Center in the Barents Region of Russia project, which is carried out with financial support of Eramus+ program of the European Union.