The third Multiplier Event took place in Polotsk (Belarus)


Partners from Polotsk State University held the event for the dissemination of the SEAH-project among the academic departments that were not involved and in order to share the results of the work done and to make them available for linguists from other universities and educational institutions. The results of the project were presented and common elaboration of strategies for interdisciplinary development of materials and corresponding parts of the curriculum were shown in the form of presentations of the involved staff of SEAH project and round-table discussions.

On April 21, the work was held within the framework of the round table “Possibilities of Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching: Methodological Tools”. Svetlana Liasovich and Natalia Nester told about the process of the creation the Russian language corpus with professional orientation Architecture and Construction. Then, colleagues from other universities shared their experience of research work in the field of corpus linguistics and methodological tools for working with corpora. Liudmila Rychkova - a leading researcher in the field of corpus linguistics in the Republic of Belarus, among those Russian colleagues who initiated the creation of a module for regional and foreign press of the National Corpus of the Russian Language - took part in the seminar online.

The second day of the seminar on April 22 was full of interactive activities: participants were divided into teams; each of them was creating a new non-existent object of architectural heritage using the architectural terminology and SEAH Corpora with the help of words and colored paper. The teams were able to get to know the architecture of Polotsk better and update the methodological tools that were discussed the previous day during the architectural quest around Polotsk. The third day was dedicated to a guided tour of the city's monuments.
The event brought together scientific workers from different universities: Vitebsk State University P.M. Masherov, Belarusian State University, Minsk State Linguistic University, Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Francisk Skorina Gomel State University, Baranovichi State University, MITSO, as well as the Higher School of Economics (Moscow). Students of the specialties Russian as a foreign language and Architecture also became the participants of the seminar.
The event was immediately (on April 25) publicised on the Polock State University website (