From 8 to 17 October 2019, at the initiative of Rossotrudnichestvo, educational, scientific and methodological events were held in Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro to promote, support and strengthen the position of the Russian language, popularize Russian science, culture and education.
The major universities, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the Federal University of Fluminençais (Brazil), and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, were the venues for the implementation of the activities entitled "An intercultural dialogue through the prism of pedagogy".
The organizers were Rossotrudnichestvo, the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, as well as Polygled's partner, the Latin American-Russian Association (ALAR).
Polygled could not but take part in the scientific festival of the Russian language. Natalia Smirnova, a representative of ALAR and Polygled in Mexico, made a presentation on "Organization of Live Communication Practice for Students of Russian as a Second Language: Modern Opportunities" at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
More than 250 people took part in the events in person and more than 1000 people participated remotely. Experts from Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Argentina and Venezuela, including teachers of Russian as a foreign language, joined the event.
Visitors downloaded the Polygled application and registered on the platform. During the events, about 200 new users joined Polygled.