LANGUAGE. CULTURE. COMMUNICATION
Research Center “Language. Culture. Communication” was opened in the winter of 2023 in honor of its founder, professor Z.K. Akhmetzhanova with the financial support of the SDU (min. No. 8 of the Scientific Council on 01/30/2023).
Our mission and vision is to develop the scientific potential of the teaching staff in the Language Education Department and Faculty of Education and Humanities and increase the motivation of students for research work.
Our researchers conduct research, publish articles, promote academic disciplines, conduct research activities aimed at revealing the interaction between language, culture, and communication.
Aims and objectives
- Conducting events (scientific seminars, master classes, round tables, conferences) aimed at developing research competencies of the faculty teaching staff;
- Inviting foreign and local colleagues to share experiences and raise awareness in the field of educational research;
- Establishing partnerships with local universities by conducting research practice of master students;
- Attracting grants for research projects to develop the Research Center;
- Active involvement of the faculty teaching staff in research in order to further apply the results in teaching and improve its effectiveness;
- Increasing interest in science and popularization of scientific research among young teaching staff;
- Active involvement of students of all levels in research work in order to increase the scientific potential of the country;
- Promotion and development of the journal “Bulletin of SDU: Pedagogy and Philology”;
- Joint publications with faculty teaching staff;
- Joint publications with graduates and doctoral students of the faculty.
Head of the Research Center, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Assistant Professor of Language Education Department
Tulepova S. has been working at SDU since 2013. During this period, she worked as a coordinator of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs “Foreign Language: Two foreign languages”, as well as the head of educational and methodological Bureau of the Faculty of Education and Humanities. Currently she teaches at the master’s and doctoral levels such disciplines as “Academic Writing”, “Advanced English Grammar”, “CLIL and PBL in higher education”.
Assistant of the Research Center
Graduated from SDU University (SDU) with a degree in “Foreign Language: Two Foreign Languages.” Currently, she is a 2nd-year Master’s student in the same specialty. She is an assistant teacher of the University’s “Zhas Maman” program and teaches courses “Reading and Writing”, “Foreign Language (B1)”, and is also the advisor of the sophomore students.
She successfully completed additional training “British TESOL program” in Imperial English UK. Has experience as an individual tutor; worked with teenagers during summer camp; advised applicants and their parents in the admission committee of the SDU. During her student years, she was a member of the League of Volunteers club and participated in various projects, such as humanitarian aid to veterans, the Almaty Marathon, and other local projects.
The Research Center held the following scientific- practical seminars.
02. 2023, the head of the center S. Tulepova held a scientific- practical seminar for teaching staff, undergraduates and doctoral students of the Faculty of Education and Humanities on the topic “Scientific and predatory journals: what we should know about them.”
During the seminar, S. Tulepova shared her observations obtained during the publication process of her article in a scientific journal and spoke about the differences between scientific and predatory journals, metrics. Also, the participants performed various practical tasks on the correct structuring of the article and discussed problems related to journals and publications.
On February 23, 2023, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor of SDU, G.M. Kassymova held a scientific seminar on “Qualitative methods in intercultural communication research”.
The professor shared her experience of conducting qualitative research in the field of intercultural communication and presented an informative presentation. During the seminar, the participants were interested in tools for conducting qualitative analysis, and also discussed the possibility of purchasing software for such analysis.
On March 02, 2023, the next scientific seminar was held by senior lecturer of the department S.P. Lukashova on the topic “High and low agreeableness in teaching: research-based analysis”.
The seminar participants were actively involved in discussing the characteristics of the teacher and identified themselves as high and low agreeable in the process of teaching their disciplines. Particular attention was drawn to the study conducted by Svetlana Petrovna among 182 future English teachers, the results of which identified the key characteristics of teachers with high and low agreeableness.
In accordance with the working schedule of the Research Center “Language. Culture. Communication”, faculty teachers wrote a joint scientific article on the topic “The concept of “Wolf” in Kazakh language: traditional conceptualizations” published in the “Journal of Language and Cultural Education” on March 1, 2023.
Authors: Ordabekova H., Tulepova S., Zholshaeva M., Kurkebaev K.
The current article attempts to analyze the concept of “wolf” and its conceptualisations by native Kazakh people through the study of Kazakh idioms, set expressions, proverbs, sayings, and quotations with this component. The objective was to conduct the conceptual analysis in order to discern figurative-associative and evaluative meaning of the concept “wolf”. By presenting the cognitive model of this concept in the linguistic consciousness of the Kazakhs, its conceptualisation is demonstrated, the associative nature of the concept “wolf” and its universal, ideological and ethnocultural features are manifested. It was found that the concept “wolf” has various conceptualisations, reflecting the Kazakhs’ naive national-linguistic picture of the world and evokes interpretations with positive and negative connotations as well.
|Date of the event||Event||Participants||Notes|
|Twice a month||Scientific and practical seminars conducted by faculty staff||Faculty teaching staff, Master’s students, doctoral students||The seminar plan is attached|
|Once a month||Scientific seminars by invited guest speakers from the leading KZ universities and experts from research centers||Faculty teaching staff, Master’s students, doctoral students||The seminar plan is attached|
|During the year||Participation in joint research projects with domestic and foreign researchers||Faculty teaching staff, Master’s students, doctoral students||Postponed until the next academic year|
|04/20/2023 (1 time per year)||Scientific projects contest||1st, 2nd year Master’s students||The competition program is attached|
|During the year||Reviewing Master’s and doctoral dissertations||Teaching staff of the department|
|October and November of each year||Participation in the evaluation (jury) of scientific projects’ competition among secondary schools, lyceums and gymnasiums (Daryn, NIS)||Teaching staff of the department||Reviews of scientific works of schoolchildren, supervising scientific projects.|
|Twice a year||Organization of round tables with the invitation of colleagues from other universities||Faculty teaching staff, Master’s students, doctoral students|
|1 semester||Conducting scientific research internship of SDU graduates and master students from other universities||2nd year Master’s students||The program is attached|
|During the year||Supervising master’s theses on the topics of “Language. Culture. Communication”.||1st, 2nd year Master’s students|
|During the year||Joint publications in journals indexed in the Scopus and Web of Science||Faculty teaching staff, Master’s students, doctoral students|
|During the year||Joint publications with graduates and doctoral students in the journals of the Higher Attestation Commission (VAK), SDU Bulletin. Promotion of the SDU Bulletin: Pedagogy and Philology Series||Master’s students, doctoral students|
|Once a year||Conducting scientific and methodological seminars for teachers of schools, colleges and universities for the promotion of master’s and doctoral programs of SDU||Teachers of schools, colleges and universities|
Research Center “Language.Culture.Communication”
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