Erich Poyntner

Secretary General, Austrian Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature.
Graduated from the University of Vienna in 1984 with a degree in Slavonic and German Studies; during this period he underwent included studies at the Leningrad State University at the Department of Russian Language for Foreign Philologists (the 1981–1982 academic year). He received a master's degree in philology in 1984, and a Doctor of Philology degree in 1991 (Dr. phil. Sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae).

Secretary General of the Austrian Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (AAPRYaL) since 2005. He coordinates a number of educational projects and implements cultural cooperation with such organizations as the International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (MAPRYaL), the Russian Society of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (ROPRYaL), Rossotrudnichestvo, and with the Russkiy Mir Foundation.

Laureate of the Pushkin Russian Language Competition (Moscow, 2014). Laureate of the Best Teacher of Russian Literature Competition (Moscow, 2015). He was awarded the Medal of Pushkin by the President of the Russian Federation and the President of MAPRyAL (Moscow, 2016).

Editor-in-chief of AAPRYaL's scientific magazine Mitteilungen für Lehrer Slawischer Fremsprachen. He is engaged in active research; he has taught at the University of Vienna for more than a decade; from 1991 to the present, he has been a leading employee in the field of advanced training of teachers of the Russian language at the Pedagogical Institute of Lower Austria, actively collaborating with schools and lyceums in Lower Austria in the field of teaching the Russian language. Member of the Council of the Educational Program "Russian as a Foreign Language" at the St. Petersburg State University.

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