Professor Almash Seidikenova, Head of Department of Diplomatic Translation, Faculty of International Relations, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University was invited as a visiting Professor to the University of Geneva (Switzerland) the Faculty of “Education and psychology” to give lectures to undergraduates and doctoral students from 8 to 17 December 2018.
During the stay, Prof. Seidikenova A gave a course of lectures on the theme: “Intercultural approaches in the training of teachers of foreign languages” for undergraduates and doctoral students and a public conference was organized by her on the theme “Education System of Kazakhstan after adoption of the Bologna process: “advantages and disadvantages”. Besides, Prof. Seidikenova A. together with Professor A. Akkari have started launching the project “Intercultural approaches in teacher education: a comparative and exploratory study of Switzerland-Kazakhstan”. It should be noted that the University of Geneva (Switzerland) is among the top universities in the world by QS world Universities Rankings and occupies the 108 place.
During the visit, Professor Almash Seidikenova was in contact with professors of the faculty of Philology and applied linguistics and Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, which has 77 years of experience in the field of translation, namely, met with Professor Olivier Demissy-Kazeilles, coordinator of international programs.
The lectures given by Professor Almash Seidikenova was highly appreciated by the faculty and acknowledged with a certificate. As a result, Professor Almash Seidikenova was invited to give a lecture to graduate students of the University of Geneva in June 2019.