Currently established business contacts with Central-Asian Association on Business Dialogue and with St.Petersburg Pedagogical University named after I.A.Herzen, with Technical University, Kaunas, Lithuania, as well as leading universities in Germany, with international organizations as DAAD, Goethe Institute, British Council in the sphere of exchange of experience of teaching foreign languages and participation in scientific-practical and scientific-methodical conferences. The primary goals of this cooperation are expanding international experience on business communication, development of contacts and elaboration of scientific projects in the field of didactics and methodology. The Department plays an important role in the development of the international activities of ATU with world leading universities, aimed at entering the university in the global educational and scientific and technical information space. From September 2014-2015 educational year classes on professionally-oriented foreign language have been held by the representatives of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Jan Boehm and Paulina Tsitser, Florian Tak, Torsten Kesler for students of the Faculty of Light Industry and Design and Food Production. Senior lecturer Koylybaeva R. took part in a three-month scientific and methodological training of the international program “Bolashak” in Elliott School of International Affairs George Washington University. Dzhakipova Larisa completed an internship in Finland under the Bolashak program in the 2016-2017 academic year. Associate professors Auhadieva Z.Zh, Kim S.N., Egemberdieva G.M. took part in the methodological seminar “Professionally-oriented German”. Methodology / didactics of teaching German in Germany and the Congress of language teachers in Italy. University students are also learning Italian and can participate in the Double Degree Program.
Today the activity of the chair of State and foreign languages is directed to the further working out and introduction of educational process with the help of innovative methods, working out of textbooks and teaching aids, electronic dictionaries on professionally-oriented languages and collections of texts on specialties of Almaty Technological University in the aspect of application of language as means of intercultural communications, expansion and strengthening of international contacts with the purpose of exchange teaching experience and preparation of future specialists.