Russian language, literature and culture

Russian language express training courses for foreign citizens

Special training course "Russian as a foreign language" (basic level A2, threshold B1 level) is designed for future first-graders and school students, as well as for those who are planning to enter Russian universities or apply for Russian language proficiency Certificate.

1. The course aimed at preparing for certification testing of the basic level of Russian language proficiency and assumes communicative, linguistic, speech and socio-cultural competencies by the learner and of the following skills:

Reading
to read simple and short texts taken from various sources (magazines, newspapers, signboards, inscriptions, signs, advertisment, etc), understand and extract the basic and additional information of the texts of cross-cultural, informational and social character

Writing
to build a written statement, to write a letter, fill out forms on various subjects basing on the questions

Listening
to understand the main topics, content and communicative intentions in short dialogues and monologues in situations of daily communication

Speaking
to be able to keep a dialogue, to answer questions, to support a conversation, in particular about yourself, friends, family, work day, free time, home city, health, weather etc.

Vocabulary and grammar
to formulate lexically and grammatically correct statements. The lexical minimum should be up to 1300 units.

The declared level (basic level A2) of Russian language proficiency allows a foreign citizen to satisfy the most necessary communicative needs in certain situations related to everyday life when communicating with a native speaker. This is the primary level of communicative competence. Achieving this level will allow you to engage in any professional activity, but not fully. Confirmation of this level gives the right to obtain citizenship of the Russian Federation in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry.

 

 2. The program aimed at preparing for the arrival of future first-graders in Russian secondary school and the development of Russian speech for junior schoolchildren, which assumes the mastering of communicative, linguistic, speaking and socio-cultural competencies, as well as following skills:

Reading
to read simple and short texts, to understand and extract the basic and additional information from the texts of cultural and everyday social character;

Writing
to make short written statements, write a letter, fill out forms basing on the questions

Listening
to understand the main topics, content and communicative intentions in short dialogues and monologues in situations of daily communication

Speaking
to initiate a dialogue, to answer questions, to support a conversation, in particular about oneself, friends, family, free time, home city, health, weather and other

Vocabulary and grammar
to formulate lexically and grammatically correct the statements. The lexical minimum should be up to 1300 units.

The declared level (basic level A2) of Russian language proficiency allows a foreign citizen to satisfy communicative needs in certain situations related to everyday life when communicating with a native speaker. This is the primary level of communicative competence.

 

3. The program for applicants to Russian universities aimed at preparing for certification testing at the threshold level of Russian language proficiency and assumes the acquisition of communicative, linguistic, speech and socio-cultural competences by the students, and mastering of the following skills:

Reading
to be able to read small texts taken from different sources (magazines, newspapers, books, etc.), understand and extract basic and additional information from texts of cultural, informational and social character

Writing
to build written statements, to write the main content of a text that has been read or heard in an informational, journalistic, socio-cultural or social context

Audition
to understand the dialogues in oral and written speech, to extract factual information, basic topics, content, to express hisher attitude to the statements and actions of the speakers, understand and analyze the announcements, news, information on various subjects fixed on audio carriers

Speaking
to participate in dialogical communication in a wide range of situations of everyday communication, to start a dialogue, maintain and complete a dialogue, to answer questions, be able to maintain a conversation on various topics, in particular, about her/himself, about work, about his profession, interests, country, city and etc. To formulate hisher own statement on the basis of the read text on socio-cultural subject.

Vocabulary, grammar
to formulate lexically and grammatically correct statements. The lexical minimum should be up to 2,300 units.

This level of foreign language proficiency allows a foreign citizen to meet the basic communicative needs in real life situations with native speakers in social and cultural spheres. The threshold level of Russian language proficiency is required for admission to Russian universities with subsequent compulsory study of Russian language settled by the relevant educational standards.

The program complexity: 180 academic hours

Training modifications:

5 times a week, 4 hours a day (2 months course);
2 times a week, 6 hours a day (3 months course);
3 times a week, 4 hours a day (3 months course);
twice a week, four hours a day (5 months course).

Input control: the interview and testing on the level of Russian language knowledge

Final attestation: test (corresponding to levels A2, B1)

Issued document: Certificate of completion the program (in a standard form of MSUPE)

Form of study: part-time

Leading professor:

Professor Zemfira Iskhakova

Doctor of Philology, Professor of the Chair of Linguodidactics and Intercultural Communication (MSUPE Faculty of Foreign Languages)

Ask a question (email: prof_zemfira@hotmail.com)