November 24 2017 in Dhaka University was held the opening ceremony of the first international conference of teachers of foreign languages for participation in which have been invited Professor MGIMO Irina T. Prokofieva.
I.T. Prokofieva is the most deserved teacher of the Bengali language at the Moscow Institute of International Relations, she is known in Bangladesh in that she participated in 1972 as an interpreter during the stay in Moscow of the first President of Bangladesh Sheikh Majibur Rahman. She is known as an outstanding teacher of Bengali to many Bangladeshi graduates of Soviet/Russian universities. For more than 40 years Irina Tengizovna has been training Russian diplomats with knowledge of the Bengali language.
At the opening ceremony of the 1st International Conference of Foreign Language Teachers the Vice Chancellor of the University of Dhaka Professor Md. Aktaruzamman, Director of the Institute of Modern Languages (IML) of the University of Dhaka Professor Iffat Ara Nasrin Majid, the joint secretary of the Ministry of Education of Bangladesh, Professor B. Kumaravadivelu. I. T. Preskofieva was invited to the presidium of the event.
In addition, the opening ceremony was attended by the leaders of cultural centers of Russia, Iran and France, foreign teachers of Spain, Korea and China who currently work at the Dhaka University as well as numerous conference participants.
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Dhaka and the Director of the Institute of Modern Language underlined the importance of the first international seminar of teachers of foreign languages for the exchange of experience and methods of teaching foreign languages, improving the quality of the work of the IML.
A great interest was caused by the speech of the professor of MGIMO in which I.T. Prokofieva in Bengali spoke about the teaching of the Bengali language in Russia, and also shared her impressions of the meetings with the official delegation of Bangladesh in 1972 in Moscow and personally with the first head of Bangladesh
Sheikh Majibur Rahman.
In total, more than 200 people took part in the event.