The Study Centre of Russian as a Foreign Language (MCU RFL Study Centre) offers a variety of opportunities to study Russian in Moscow, providing excellent learning environment to improve language skills fast and easy. You can choose between the following options:

1. Online study course (96 hours) is designed for Russian language learners of A-1 (elementary) proficiency level to develop language skills for everyday communication, as well as Russian for business and tourism.
2. Contact study course (20 hours).
3. Summer RFL study courses.
4. Teacher’s training program “Russian as a Foreign Language”.
5. Conferences, seminars and workshops on approaches to teaching RFL.

Russian Language and Culture

It is a one-term exchange program. Duration: 16 weeks (usually in spring, starting second week of February – until the beginning of June, with one-week holidays in May. At the end of study, students are issued a certificate and a transcript.
The course consists of two core modules:
1) Practical Russian including conversation classes, the video course and the course in Business Russian.
2) Russian Culture. This module aims to give a general introduction to Russian culture and has a purposefully broad scope, combining evidence from visual and applied arts, architecture, music, food, traditions and attitudes.
Apart from core modules, international students can also choose optional modules that they attend together with regular Russian students, in order to maximize their exposure to Russian, both formally and informally.

Russian Language and Literature

This course is offered by the Japanese Language Department of the Institute of the Foreign Languages.
International students can choose courses offered by the Department’s educational program, according to the cooperation agreements between the universities. International graduate and postgraduate students majoring in teaching Japanese can undertake teaching practice (internship) in the Department under the guidance of the Department’s academic teaching staff.
International students majoring in Japanese studies have an opportunity to start learning Russian or improve their skills by taking one or more courses from the Russian Language and Literature program. They can take this program up to a full year. Right now all the disciplines are taught in Russian. Exchange students receive certificates detailing courses taken, number of hours for each course and grades earned.