Lecture and Touring in English

On November 2, 2015 students and lecturers of the Department of Physics, Siberian Institute of Physics and Technology, TSU had a chance to practice their comprehension and speaking skills in Academic English. The department is taking an active part in creating English-speaking environment for students and staff. One of the activities organized to enhance students’ English listening and speaking skills is to invite a guest lecturer to present a lecture in English.
The first guest was Sergey Filimonov, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Tomsk State University who presented a lecture on Surface structure and elementary growth processes. The lecture was of great interest to the students and lecturers, which was demonstrated by a lively question-answer session. The students asked questions related to the topic of the lecture willing to learn more about  the characteristic features of singular and vicinal  surfaces, kinks and main growth processes: adsorption, surface diffusion, incorporation, nucleation and desorption.
After the lecture Ezhov Dmitry, 4th-year student of Faculty of Physics, invited the participants on a lab tour in English. Touring a laboratory in English is a memorable way to let students learn about scientific work as well as to develop one’s foreign language speaking skills.  During the tour around the Laboratory of Optics and Spectroscopy Dmitry showed the equipment used in the laboratory, demonstrated the power of lasers and told about on-going projects the lab members are involved in.
Both teachers and student agreed that the events like that are of great benefit for the future University academia to be ready to represent TSU scientific activity in international scientific community.