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RUSSIAN LANGUAGE PROGRAM

Russian Language courses for foreign applicants at PetrSU have been held since 1992. Our language classes, conducted by experienced teachers, will help take your learning to a new level. Whether you need emphasis on the basics of grammar or on conversation, the program will be adjusted to fit your needs.

The General Russian Language courses will give students, beginner and advanced, the necessary skills in Russian for practical use. Intermediate and advanced students will have the opportunity to improve their proficiency in both oral and written language. In addition, students are free to take some special courses on Russian literature, history, and culture. It is also possible to extend the program of the course to include more work on phonetics, grammar, Russian studies, Russian literature of particular periods in history, Russian history, practical stylistics, contemporary Russian art, films, music, and modern mass media.

We offer both individual and group language courses. We recommend individual courses as they are more effective. The teacher will design the whole course according to your needs. One-on-one instruction guarantees the fastest progress and focuses on personal language skills. Besides these benefits, you are free to set the schedule and duration of your study, choosing a learning load of 10 to 20 hours a week and the time you would like to start.

In general, teaching is usually conducted individually or in smalls groups of 2-4 people. Groups are formed according to the level of proficiency of the students. The students are provided with a package of exercises to enlarge their active vocabulary and grammar.

Russian Language courses are conducted 5 days a week, Monday-Friday. The recommended intensity of lessons is 4 academic hours a day, or 20 hours a week.

Duration of courses: 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks (1 semester), 32 weeks (2 semesters).

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Russian language courses
 

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE GENERAL COURSE: BEGINNER & ELEMENTARY LEVEL (A1-A2)

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE GENERAL COURSE: INTERMEDIATE & UPPER-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (B1-B2)

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE GENERAL COURSE: ADVANCED LEVEL (C1-C2)

TEST YOUR LEVEL

RUSSIAN FOR PHILOLOGISTS

SPECIAL RUSSIAN LANGUAGE COURSES FOR TEACHERS, BUSINESS PEOPLE, LAWYERS & SCIENTISTS

TERMS IN 2016/2017

HOW TO APPLY

COSTS OF COURSES

CONTACTS

 

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE GENERAL COURSE: BEGINNER & ELEMENTARY LEVEL (A1-A2)

BEGINNER – A1 ELEMENTARY – A2
For people with no previous knowledge of Russian (taught in English, Finnish). For people with a minimum level of knowledge (taught in English, Finnish).
The course is aimed at the maximum practical use of the language.
Our teachers put emphasis on pronunciation, basic grammar structures, vocabulary necessary for daily use, understanding of simple texts (oral and written) and conversation on everyday topics.
Students learn to understand and use everyday expressions, introduce themselves, ask and answer personal questions, give directions, make travel arrangements and do other practical things.
Graduates acquire the ability to use simply structured sentences, phrases and expressions, write postcards and fill in applications.
 
The course is aimed at expanding vocabulary and grammar skills and operating tenses in order to achieve freedom of communication on general topics.
Emphasis is put on pronunciation and more profound grammar, improvement of listening and speaking skills.
Graduates of the course understand complex phrases, recognize logical connections and chronology and are able to describe current situation in a number of sentences. They can write personal letters containing information about their life and themselves and are able to reveal mistakes when reading messages.
 

 The course includes a social adaptation part, which is given within the first two weeks of studies. The main goal is to give basic knowledge of Russian necessary for everyday communication and to overcome the language barrier. The main topics concern everyday life including studying, shopping, dealing with public transport, etc. Students have the chance to overview the typical situations in casual language. Our teachers conduct lessons using either English or Finnish language. After completion of the course, a student will be able to keep up conversations on everyday topics, understand radio, TV programs, and films, and read news.

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE GENERAL COURSE: INTERMEDIATE & UPPER-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (B1-B2)

Both courses are designed for people with a good practical knowledge of Russian.

INTERMEDIATE – B1 UPPER-INTERMEDIATE – B2
The aim of the course is to strengthen student’s knowledge of complex verbal and temporal forms. Students will be able to understand major events and ideas contained in the text, participate in conversations on unfamiliar topics, represent and protect their views, plans and ideas paying attention to the sequence of statements.
Graduates of the course can deal with most of the situations in everyday life and are able to take part in conversations without preparations.
They will manage to tell the main idea from a film or a novel paying attention to the logical structure and the chronology of events. Students will also be skilled at writing a personal letter or a simple coherent text after completing the course.
 
The course is aimed at understanding complex texts both on concrete and abstract topics, speaking fluently with native speakers, reading articles and reports on up-to-date issues in which the author presents his or her points of view. Students of Upper-Intermediate level will be able to safely enter any conversation providing sufficient interaction with native speakers.
Graduates of the course express their thoughts on specific topics clearly and in detail. They identify advantages and disadvantages of an action or an event and can develop their opinion about a certain thing.
As for the writing skills, graduates will have no difficulty writing an essay on the read literature or article, providing their reasoned opinion for or against the main topic.
 

This course is aimed at the improvement of speech, its analysis, and enlarging vocabulary. Students will learn to express their opinions in Russian and thus can communicate freely with native speakers. They will receive the necessary training to be able to correspond with government agencies in writing form. Graduates of the course will acquire literate writing and speaking skills. In addition, they will develop knowledge about Russian literature, films, music, and traditions of both Karelia and Russia. By the end of the course, B2 students will be able to pass the TORFL-II exam (ТРКИ 2).

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE GENERAL COURSE: ADVANCED LEVEL (C1-C2)

For people who are proficient in Russian.

ADVANCED – C1 PROFICIENT – C2
The main goal of the course is to get more flexible in use of Russian in social and professional affairs. Students will learn to give clear and detailed descriptions of complex issues developing some of their thoughts during their speech. They will manage to maintain long conversations without experiencing any difficulty and find accurate words to express their ideas and opinions.
Graduates of the course can fully understand TV shows, movies, documentaries and literary texts of any length and complexity. It is easy for them to comprehend special articles and technical instructions. They are able to give clear statements in written format, pointing out the most important issues and putting them in a well-structured manner.
 
The course is designed for people willing to acquire full understanding of the language regardless of the pace of speech or complexity of a text.
Students of the course learn to formulate logical presentation, provide it in a style-adapted manner describing the main points with clear arguments and help listeners to understand important aspects of their speech. They also learn to be able to take part in any conversation or discussion using idiomatic expressions and complex turns of speech.
Graduates make no efforts reading any type of text whether it is a literary work or a professional article with specific lexicon.
After completing the course graduates can write official letters, reports or articles which contain clear structure that allows a reader to remember the main points. They find it easy to summarize and criticize professional articles and literary works.
 

The emphasis of both courses is put on the improvement of speaking skills, enlarging special vocabulary, doing special projects, and reading classic and modern Russian literature in the original text.

RUSSIAN FOR PHILOLOGISTS

For students majoring in Russian language and literature.

Emphasis is put on a review of theoretical knowledge of Russian grammar and vocabulary, the analysis of literary texts, cultural studies, and new methods of teaching Russian.

SPECIAL COURSES FOR TEACHERS, BUSINESS PEOPLE, LAWYERS & SCIENTISTS


Special courses are designed for professionals seeking knowledge of specific language terms in their respective fields. Those wishing to enroll in a special course must have a minimum proficiency of B1. The following areas of focus are available: grammar, phonetics, intonation, spoken Russian, conversation, literature, and writing modern Russian. If you need special courses, please indicate as much on the application form before sending it to us so our professors can design the course for you.

TERMS IN 2016/2017

In most cases, terms for group studies depend on the duration of the course. Russian Language courses start every month. The terms are listed below for your convenience.

Duration Possible terms
4-week program 1st week of every month
(start date in January 2017 is January 10th)
8-week program 1st week of every 2 months
From October 2016 to May 2017
12-week program October 3, 2016 – December 16, 2016
January 10, 2017 – March 31, 2017
February 6, 2017 – April 28, 2017
March 6, 2017 – May 26, 2017
16-week program January 10, 2017 – April 28, 2017
February 06, 2017 – May 26, 2017
32-week program January 10, 2017 – August 18, 2017
February 06, 2017 – September 15, 2017

HOW TO APPLY

To apply:

- fill in the application form
- scan your international passport (only the page with your photo is required)
- send these documents to the coordinator of the Russian language program vie e-mail: inted@petrsu.ru

Deadline is 2 months before the beginning of the program.

COSTS OF COURSES (RUB)

Duration of the course Individual Group 2 people Group 3-4 people Group 5-7 people* Group 8-10 people*
1 hour 600 450 400 350 250
20 hours/week 12000 9000 8000 7000 5000
4-week programme 48000 36000 32000 28000 20000
8-week programme 96000 72000 64000 56000 40000
16-week programme 192000 144000 128000 112000 80000
32-week programme 384000 288000 256000 224000 160000

 * for organized groups

plus the commission of a bank comprising approximately 0,5 % from the whole payment.

Tuition fee includes the following items:
- 20 hours/week,
- student card giving you numerous discounts on entrance at museums and exhibitions, clubs and shops, etc.
- Certificate stating hours and courses taken at PetrSU
- access to the library and all facilities at PetrSU
- Internet access in PetrSU
- troubleshooting and help through our local coordinator

CONTACTS
Linguistic Centre
Petrozavodsk State University
Office 401, Anokhina str., 20
185910 Petrozavodsk
Republic of Karelia 
Russian Federation
tel: +7(8142) 71-10-89
inted@petrsu.ru
http://lingvoptz.ru/

 

 



 
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