As a part of the three-week Seminar of the Slavs that began on September 1st in Belgrade, young Slavists visited Andrićgrad in the period from 7th till 9th of September, and attended a conference entitled “Serbian Language in Teaching Abroad – as Mother’s, Hereditary and Foreign” in Andrić Institute.
Traditional 48th Slavic Meeting (seminar about Serbian Language, Literature and Culture) organized by the International Slavic Center is being held at the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade and brings together the best Slavic students from all over the world who study the Serbian language at theirs colleges. The seminar is attended by the best students from twenty countries: Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, China, Hungary, Macedonia, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, France, Russia, Romania and others.
Deputy Head of the International Slavic Center, prof. Dr. Boško Suvajdžić, emphasized that this is an opportunity for 60 students, among whom are lectors, to exchange experiences, hear the opinions of eminent experts and attend the Conference on Serbian language, literature and culture abroad.
Prof. Dr Aleksandra Vraneš, head of the Department of Literature of Andrić Institute, says that it is very important that Slavic students learn more about the Serbian language and Nobel Prize Laureate Andrić and that one of the best ways to achieve this goal is exactly the stay in the city that is dedicated to Andric.
The International Slavic Center (MSC) at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade is the oldest institution of its kind in the Slavic world. The aim of MSC is to encourage and help learning and improving the Serbian language at foreign universities, philological and other humanistic orientations, as well as studying our literary and cultural heritage in general. In achieving this goal, the Center devotes special attention to institutions in the world dealing with the language, literature and culture of the Serbian people, and a number of its activities link the Slavic departments of foreign universities with the activity of Slavists in our country.