International Scientific and Methodological Workshop as a bridge between different countries and cultures


On February 23, 2019, at the Faculty of International Relations of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, the Department of Diplomatic Translation held an international scientific-methodical seminar on the topic "Modern Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages ​​and Translation" was held with the participation of foreign professors from Canada, France and Switzerland. More than 80 foreign language teachers from universities and colleges of the Republic took part in the seminar. The working languages ​​of the seminar were English and French. An online seminar in two languages ​​was held by Professor A. Akkari of the University of Geneva. Lecturer Khalid Fates (France) organized a seminar for teachers of French on the topic: "Teaching French for Special Purposes". Professor of Lakehead University (Canada), Seth Agbo, held a seminar on "Modern Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages ​​in the 21st Century". The online conference with Professor A.Akkari of the University of Geneva was very interesting, gave an impetus to the discussions between professors, and the participants of the seminar actively asked questions. In general, the seminar was interesting and useful for everyone. Positive feedback and suggestions were received from the participants of the seminar.

In general, the seminar was effective and useful for everyone. Positive feedbacks and suggestions were received from the participants of the seminar.



The visit of the professor of France in the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.


On February 14,2019 at the initiative of Almash Smailovna, the Head of Diplomatic Translation Department and the staff members as A.S.Smagulova, the meeting with Licia Bagini , Professor of Poitiers University(France) was organized at the Faculty of International Relations. S.Zh.Aidarbayev, the Dean of the Faculty cordially welcomed and greeted the participants. Ms.Bagini made her presentation of educational and summer course programs. The students asked many questions about the life of students at the Universities of France, about the requirements how to apply, about tuition fees, travel expenses, etc. It was a very interesting and fruitful meeting for everyone.


Photo exhibition


Today at the Faculty of International Relations Al-Farabi KazNU hosted the official opening of the photo exhibition “Everything about the East. Life in the GDR "(" Voll der Osten. Leben in der DDR Eine Fotoausstellung von Harald Hauswald mit Texten von Stefan Wolle "/“ Totally East. Life in East Germany ”).


In memory of Professor Zh. U. Ibrashev


At the Faculty of International Relations KazNU al-Farabi held a round table on the topic "The evolution of the interests of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the global integration processes", dedicated to the memory of Professor Zharas Umarovich Ibrashev.


Inter-faculty sport games


At Al-Farabi Kazakh National University was held the 47th traditional inter-faculty sport games “Health”, dedicated to the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.
At the sport games, university workers competed in sporting achievements. The application for participation was submitted by 20 teams. IRF took 4th place in the team event.


Head of the Diplomatic Translation Department, Faculty of International Relations, Al Farabi Kazakh National University professor Almash Seidikenova delivered a lecture course at the University of Geneva (Switzerland).


On December 8-17, 2018 Head of the Department of Diplomatic Translation, Faculty of International Relations, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, post-doctoral student at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) (2012-2014), Professor Almash Seidikenova 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. 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 highly appreciated by the faculty and confirmed by 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.


Career Guidance Week


Students of the international law department carried out activities in the framework of the vocational guidance week in schools in Almaty.