Center for Slavic Languages and Cultures



Natalya Dmitriyeva,

Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor

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Tel.: +7 (35-32) 37-24-36

One of the key priorities of Center for Slavic Languages and Cultures is to teach Russian to foreigners.

Center for Slavic Languages and Cultures offers the following programs:

  • Communicative Russian
  • Business Russian
  • Russian Language for Specific Purposes (economics, jurisprudence, philology, etc.)

The center offers both private and group tuition (3–5šstudents).

The center’s educators have developed training programs for students with different language competence. The program aims to give a basic knowledge of Russian and to master reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in Russian.

Group tuition fee (communication courses) depends on the duration of the training:

  • a monthly course (130šacademic hours)š— 27š300šrubles (390š€);
  • a three-month course (260šacademic hours)š— 45š500šrubles (650š€);
  • a six-month course (520šacademic hours)š— 91š000 rubles (1š300š€);
  • a year course (880šacademic hours)š— 154š000šrubles (2š200š€).

These prices are valid for group tuition (3–5špeople).

Private tuition is 700šrubles per academic hour (10š€).

Another RFL activity is to prepare foreign citizens for admission to Russian universities.

The Center offers three programs to study Russian:

  • from the Elementary Level to B1 Level (certification level 1)š— 880šacademic hours;
  • from the Basic Level A2 to B1 Level (certification level 1)š— 300šacademic hours;
  • from the Basic Level A2 to B1š+ Levelš— 300šacademic hoursš+ 240šacademic hours (Language for Special Purposes).

Training courses for foreign citizens to enter Russian universities

  • a 6-months course (540šacademic hours)š— 94š500 (1š350š€);
  • a year course (880šacademic hours)š— 154š000šrubles (2š200š€);
  • an 18 month course (1š260šacademic hours)š— 220š500šrubles (€š3š150).

These prices are valid for group tuition (3–5špeople).

Private tuition: 700šrubles per hour (10š€).

A year course: October to July.

An 18 month course: March to July.

At the end of the course, foreign citizens can take the exam and get a state-recognized Russian Proficiency Certificate as a foreign language at the appropriate level (the registration fee of the exam is now 6300 rubles (90š€).

Russian as a foreign language (RFL) Program

Elementary Level (150šacademic hours)

This program is for students who are just starting to learn Russian and to get acquainted with its culture. At this level, we offer an intensive course in Russian grammar, phonetics and speaking practice. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • enrich active vocabulary up to 800–1,000šlexical units;
  • get acquainted with the basic forms of Russian speech etiquette;
  • listen and understand Russian speakers to the extent of educational topics covered (100–150šwords);
  • express your thoughts in Russian.

Basic Level (200–230šacademic hours)

A program for beginners who continue to learn Russian and get acquainted with its culture, as well as for those who want to brush up Russian after a break, to activate the vocabulary and learn to speak Russian fluently.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • enrich active vocabulary up to 1,500–1,700šlexical units;
  • learn to perceive and understand by ear Russian speech while watching educational video, listening to the Russian speakers in terms of the topics studied (300–400šwords);
  • express your own opinion after reading the texts;
  • read authentic and minimally adapted texts of around 700šwords on everyday and socio-cultural topics.

Certification (Threshold) Levelš1 (200–230šhours)

The program is aimed at students who already have basic skills in Russian.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • enrich active vocabulary up to 2š300–2š500šlexical units;
  • learn to speak Russian fluently and properly, understand the Russian speakers in the basic situations of verbal communication;
  • take part in conversations with native speakers of the Russian language on social, social, cultural and socio-political topics;
  • perceive and understand Russian speech by ear (while watching educational videos, excerpts from movies, during excursions, while conducting conversations, arguments, discussions);
  • learn some cultural information, the main facts about Russian history, culture, literature, modern Russian social and intellectual life;
  • read short journalistic texts, excerpts from fiction books.

Certification (Advanced) Level 2 (200–230šhours)

The program is aimed at students who have a basic knowledge of the phonetic, morphological and syntactic systems of the Russian language, of everyday language behavior in the Russian-speaking environment.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • enrich active vocabulary up to 3,500–4,000šlexical units;
  • study some grammatical phenomena traditionally difficult for foreigners, master some difficult cases of the Russian language usage;
  • learn the peculiarities of functional styles of the Russian language;
  • continue getting acquainted with the basic realities of Russian history, culture, literature, social and intellectual life of modern Russia;
  • read and analyze texts of various genres (encyclopedic, journalistic, popular science and art);
  • speak fluently and properly in Russian on socio-cultural and socio-political issues relevant to you and to the Russians;
  • participate in training discussions and lead them.

The number of study hours can vary depending on the purposes and objectives one sets.

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Orenburg State University

13 Prospect Pobedy

Orenburg 460018



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