The Study Center of Russian as a Foreign Language, MCU RFL Study Center

The Center 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:

    • 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.
    • Contact study course (20 hours).
    • Summer RFL study courses.
    • Teacher’s training programme “Russian as a Foreign Language”.
    • Conferences, seminars and workshops on approaches to teaching RFL. 

Russian Language and Culture programme

It is a one-term exchange programme.
Duration: 16 weeks (usually in spring, starting second week of February – until the beginning of June, with one-week holidays in May).

The course consists of three core modules:

  • Module 1. Learn

Students learn to read, write, formulate their thoughts, and perceive Russian speech. They study the alphabet, difference between sound and letter as well as phonetics, graphics, word formation, lexicology, morphology, and syntax. Along the course, related disciplines, Russian in the modern world, History of language, culture and society, Russian literature, are studied.

  • Module 2. Communicate

Students learn to communicate in Russian, practise various social situations in role play. Special training in academic communication and in communication skills formation, is conducted.

  • Module 3. Enjoy

Students immerse into the language environment and study Russian life and culture, which includes:

    • Russian history,
    • visits to museums and theaters, 
    • sightseeing in Moscow,
    • contemporary Russian cinematography and animation,
    • literary halls,
    • communication to native Russian speakers.

Course completion is confirmed by Certificate.

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. At the end of study, students are issued a certificate and a transcript.

For more information please contact Professor Vladislav Alpatov, Coordinator of the programme.