Level of education: Bachelor programmes

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 4 years

Language of instruction: English and Russian


Main academic courses

  • Instructional Research Basics
  • Computer Science and Internet Technology
  • Philologist’s Standards of Professional Speech
  • Area Studies
  • Introduction to General Linguistics
  • Fundamentals of the Russian Culture from the Perspective of Russian as a Foreign Language
  • Internet Technologies and Translation
  • Linguistic Databases
  • History of Arts
  • Linguistic Fundamentals of Describing Russian as a Foreign Language
  • Introduction to Linguoculturology
  • Methods of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language
  • History of Religion
  • History of Russian Literature
  • Foreign Language
  • Theoretical Phonetics, Writing System and Orthography of Russian
  • Theoretical Issues in Russian Grammar
  • Linguistic Fundamentals of Describing Russian as a Foreign Language
  • Lexicology
  • Methods of Linguistic Analysis
  • History of Russian
  • Russian Language and Standards of Speech

Our advantages

  • The programme provides an in-depth study of: the linguistic fundamentals of Russian as a foreign language; and the methodology of teaching Russian as a foreign language. This makes it possible to train highly qualified specialists in this field.
  • Students acquire knowledge of: the specific features of Russian grammar and syntax relevant for teaching Russian as a foreign language; and the fundamentals of linguoculturology and intercultural communication. They have an opportunity to choose elective courses that help develop their practical skills and modern professional competencies.
  • In the process of training future foreign specialists, a high level of Russian language proficiency is formed. This enables communicative tasks in the field of professional communication to be solved. Considerable attention is paid to improving the level of knowledge of foreign languages, which will facilitate communication problem-solving in the field of professional communication.
  • Graduates possess the skills of using business Russian, and public speaking and writing. They understand the importance of Russian as the state language.
  • Graduates speak English at a level comparable to B2 CEFR.

International relations

  • Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • Universität Hamburg (Germany)
  • Leipzig University (Germany)
  • The University of Bologna (Italy)
  • The University of Barcelona (Spain)
  • The University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • The University of Turku (Finland)
  • Osaka University (Japan)
  • The University of Tsukuba (Japan)
  • Duke University (the USA)

Career opportunities

Graduates can work: as teachers of Russian as a foreign language; as research workers at libraries; as research fellows at the Institute of Linguistic Studies; on radio and television; in business centres related to the reception and support of foreign citizens (scientific, business, tourist, cultural and educational activities); and at secondary and higher educational institutions. If the graduate has been issued a certificate of the completion of the non-degree academic programme ‘Language Testing’, he/she can work as a tester of Russian as a foreign language.

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