One of important characteristics of modern education is the necessity of teaching specialists, who can adapt to new methods and techniques resulting from the high growth of communicative and informational technologies. Foreign languages play an important role in the globalization and development of integration processes at all stages of economics, politics and culture in the world. Mastering foreign languages opens up opportunities for specialists of different qualifications and increases their demand in certain spheres on the labor market. The foreign language is an effective way of interaction and building relations both between separate individuals and representatives of the political, business and cultural elite.
Studying foreign languages is of practical interest in Russia. Practice shows that Russian specialists who speak one foreign language at least have more chances to get a good and prospective job on the internation labor market.
The Foreign Language Resource Center provides access to modern foreign literature; electronic resources to students, young professionals, teachers, scientists and representatives of business to support multilanguage competence of specialists in Krasnoyarsk and Krasnoyarsk territory.
The Resource Centre is situated in the dynamically developing university which promotes free education using modern technologies and methodology for all interested people.
The main purpose of the Foreign Language Resource Centre is to provide people with open access to foreign educational resources through information and communication technologies.
The Resource Centre organizes training seminars, conferences, preliminary courses, presentations of literature novelties, subject exhibitions and creative workshops. Also, it consults people in the sphere of teaching and studying foreign languages, selects necessary materials for students interested in grant and scholarship programs. The Resource Centre has co-operation with students and lecturers from all over the world using virtual educational technologies. Use of the educational social networks helps to develop projects and new methodical and scientific programs taking advantage of common resources.
The Resource Centre includes a book collection with more than 4000 publications: reference books, fiction, textbooks, periodicals from England, the USA and other countries, course books and different educational complexes. In addition, it has electronic resources with a rich collection of audio books, radio films, training programs, etc.
The Resource Centre keeps in touch with representatives of publishing houses and shops of foreign literature, which provides the Resource Centre with the latest foreign literature and electronic resources. The Charitable Foundation of Cultural Initiatives (Mikhail Prokhorov's Fund) is the main partner for library development and the realization of important events in the Resource Centre. The Resource Centre participates in the production of books and educational actions of the Fund. This is an important part of development and modernization of resources and also consolidation of partner's relations and attraction of new partners. The Resource centre uses modern informational technologies, multimedia and computer equipment, organizes courses of foreign languages held by highly skilled specialists. Resulting in the popularization of foreign languages in Krasnoyarsk and Krasnoyarsk territory. In the Resource Centre professors and lecturers of the Business Foreign Languages Department, the Department of Linguistics and Translation Theory and Practice and the Technical Foreign Languages Department from Reshetnev University and lecturers from other universities of Krasnoyarsk work. The Resource Centre invites lecturers from other Russian and foreign higher schools.