Russian Language Programmes

Russian Language Programmes are available for foreign students at all levels during the academic year (September - June) and during the summer courses (July - August). The minimum period of study is 4 weeks.

Upon arriving at the Institute all students are offered an assessment test on the basis of which the right level is recommended. Groups are formed in accordance with the results of the test, duration and purpose of study. Groups normally consist of 8-10 students.

The main objective of the programme is to build and develop practical Russian language skills such as speaking, listening, reading and writing. Special attention is paid to the following aspects:

    • fluency and accuracy in oral communication;
    • listening for comprehension and information;
    • writing skills;
    • vocabulary development
    • Russian grammar
    • phonetics (as part of every lesson).


For beginners and elementary level students the Institute offers a full-time tuition programme (26 academic hours per week). The programme includes the general Russian language course, grammar, phonetics and oral speech training.


For students of intermediate and advanced levels we offer:

a) A full-time tuition programme providing 26 academic hours per week (5 days a week). The programme includes 18 academic hours of Russian language studies and 8 hours of elective subjects (chosen by the student) that currently include:

    • Colloquial Russian;
    • Difficulties of Russian grammar;
    • Language of Russian Mass Media;
    • "The Russian World";
    • Business Russian;
    • Russian History and Literature.


A part-time tuition programme providing 18 academic hours per week (3 days a week). This programme is more focused on oral communication skills.

Upon successful completion of their programme students receive a certificate. They also have an option to take a test and obtain a state-approved certificate.


Course dates in 2017-2018 academic year:

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Full-time programme

Part-time programme

Academic year

September 01 – June 10

July 15

August 29 – September 07



Autumn semester

September 01 – December 24

July 15

August 29 – September 07



Spring semester

January 09 – June 10

November 15

January 09 – January 15



Other periods

4 weeks minimum

Not later than 6 weeks before arrival

Not earlier than 2 weeks before classes start

$170 per week

$140 per week

  * Price of lump sum payment. If payment is phased, then tuition is determined according to the following costs: #170 per week (full-time programme) and $140 per week (part-time programme)

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