The Faculty of Foreign Languages at Moscow State University of Psychology and Education was founded in 2001.
The Faculty trains bachelors and masters in teaching foreign languages and cultures and cross-cultural communication. The Faculty graduates with the command of two foreign languages (English + French / German / Italian / Spanish), methods of teaching foreign languages and cultures, theory and practice of cross-cultural communication are in great demand in the spheres of education, science, culture and economy.
Distinctive features of the learning / teaching process at the Faculty are:
• communicative approach to teaching foreign languages in professional subjects domain;
• wide use of electronic multimedia resources (audio- and video materials, interactive teaching programmes, Internet testing);
• students’ free access to services: e-Library System “University library online”, Oxford University Press Archive, Cambridge Journals Digital Archive (CJDA), International Encyclopedia of Linguistics, ProQuest.
The Faculty staff regularly takes part in all-Russian and international conferences, seminars, workshops and other research and professional training events in the field of teaching foreign languages and cultures.
The Faculty publishes a scientific journal “Language and Text” where relevant issues of Linguistics and Philology, General and Comparative Linguistics, Text Linguistics and Discourse Analysis, Ethno-, Socio- and Psycholinguistics, Theory and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures are covered.
Within the framework of students’ academic mobility programme, the Faculty has agreements on cooperation with universities of Urbino (Italy), Sapienza (Italy) and Almeria (Spain), where there are opportunities for students to be engaged in language training and communication, and with Embassies of France and Italy for conducting joint events for students and teachers.
Main research directions
− Developing of a professional-oriented model of teaching Russian (Russian as a foreign language) and foreign languages at the stage of pre-university and university training
− Development and testing of methods of teaching linguistic disciplines to talented children
− Development and approbation of innovative methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language for academic and special purposes and adaptation of citizens who arrived in Russia for the first tine
− Theory and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures – psychological foundations and innovative approaches
Disciplines / courses, that may be taught in a foreign language
– Practical course of the first foreign language (English)
– Workshop on the culture of verbal communication of the first foreign language (English)
– Practical course of the second foreign language (French, Spanish, Italian)
– Workshop on the culture of verbal communication of a second foreign language (French, Spanish, Italian)
– Fundamentals of the theory of the first foreign language
– Theoretical Phonetics (first foreign language)
– Lexicology (first foreign language)
– Theoretical Grammar (first foreign language)
– History of language (first foreign language)
– Stylistics (first foreign language)
– History and geography of the first foreign language
– History and culture of the first foreign language
– Workshop on intercultural communication of the first foreign language
– Linguocultural studies of the first foreign language
– Professionally oriented translation (first foreign language)
International joint educational programs / programs with international participation
– An agreement on cooperation and student exchange with the University of Urbino them. Carlo Bo (Italy)
– An agreement on cooperation and student exchange with the University “Sapienza” of Rome (Italy)
International events / projects on the Faculty of 2014/2015 year
– Kuskovskaya Reading is International Scientific Conference 2015
Priority directions of international projects of the Faculty
– Development of academic mobility of students
– Teacher Exchange
– Attraction of foreign students
– Joint scientific developments
– Learning Foreign languages by students and faculty members
– Establishment of joint educational programs