The 1st head of the Chair was B.D.Lempert, who is considered to be the developer of Pyatigorsk Methodological School.
The founders and developers were honored scholars, creative authors of valurable works such as: Doctor of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor E.P. Shubin, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor N.F.Irten’eva, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor B.D. Pupchenko, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor N.S. Khaperski, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor V.V. Yakubovich, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor A.P. Starkov, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor I.E. Kozycheva, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor G.N. Saltovskaya, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor K.I. Gribanova.
Since the foundation of the Chair of methodology at Pyatigorsk State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages it has become a methodological centre which has had and still has great methodological attraction for the academic community.
Lempert B.D. organized one of the 1st scientific and methodological conferences in 1973 in Pyatigorsk. That conference was connected with the professional and methodological training in the process of teaching foreign languages.
Nearly at that period Lempert B.D. established the Chair’s “Village school laboratory”.
In September 1972 Lempert B.D. initiated in cooperation with the Foreign Language Section of the Scientific and Research Institute of Content and Methodology of Pedagogical Sciences a significant scientific and methodological conference connected with teaching of foreign languages at village schools.
According to modern demands the Chair has changed its name, but kept its basic principles. The Chair actively develops optimal ways of teaching foreign language communication at various levels of proficiency.
The Chair has been hosting the “Lempert Readings” conference for the last 15 years. This international scientific symposium is becoming more and more popular among Russian and foreign scholars.