Educational programs

  1. Preparation for entering the university
  2. Preparation of specialists in the field of teaching Russian as a foreign language
  3. Russian language for professional purposes
  4. Preparation of foreign citizens to testing. Testing
  5. Summer language school
  6. Online courses of russian language (using Skype)
 

I. Preparation for entering the university

  • Bachelor course
  • Specialization
  • Master course
Preparation for entering Bashkir State University or another Russian university, as well as preparation for entering Master course and Ph.D. programs is conducted in the Preparatory Divi-sion of the Center.
 
Complex program of the Preparatory Division includes:
  • Practical course of Russian language;
  • Specialized terms and style of the chosen specialization;
  • Speech practice.
Students are accepted in the Preparatory Division both through Russian Ministry of Edu-cation and on the terms of individual contracts.
 
Students are trained in groups of no more than 8 persons for the course of Russian lan-guage and no more than 16 persons for the course in specialized subjects. The courses take place 5 times a week. The duration of training depends in the objectives of training and the level of preparation – 1 academic year (2 semesters); 1.5 academic year (3 semesters) or 2 academic years (4 semesters).
 
In the end of academic year students pass the exams in Russian language (testing on I, II, and the III certification levels depending in the objectives of training) and the exams in specia-lized subjects. After successful passing of the exams the students receive certificates of graduat-ing from the Preparatory Division, which is the major condition of entering Bashkir State Uni-versity, as well as other universities of Russian Federation.
 
Cost
  1. Preparation for entering the first year of studying liberal and scientific specialization; preparation for entering the Master course and the Ph.D. program in liberal speciali-zations (except economics): 60 000 rubles (Payment is conducted in rubles or USD or Euro as per the currency exchange rate of the Central Bank of Russia on the day of payment).
  2. Preparation for entering the Master course and the Ph.D. program in scientific specia-lizations and economics: 75 000 rubles.

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II. Preparation of specialists in the field of teaching Russian as a foreign language

1. Master course

TSC “RFL” offers Master course “Russian as a foreign language: lingua-methodological and lingua-cultural foundations of teaching” for students from Russian and for-eign universities.
 
When entering the master course foreign students should prove their good knowledge of Russian language (testing for the II certification level).
 
Duration of the Master course – 2 years.
 
The following disciplines are studied in the Master course: linguistic foundations of teaching Russian as a foreign language, contrastive linguistics, methodology of teaching Russian as a foreign language, foundations of communication theory, language and national picture of the world, foundations of lingua-cultural study, psycholinguistic foundations of teaching Russian as a foreign language, linguistic analysis of the text in teaching Russian as a foreign language, communication in Russian literature, communicative behaviour of peoples of the world, pecu-liarities of Russian communication and others.
 
Graduates of the Master course will be able to work as philologists-researchers (continue studying on a Ph.D. course with further defense of a Ph.D. thesis), as teachers of Russian lan-guage and literature in schools or universities, teachers of Russian as a foreign language on dif-ferent levels of educational training both in Russia and in foreign countries, in the departments of international relations of educational institutions, companies and organizations which conduct international activities and have international contacts, in publishing houses, editorials and other companies which are involved in analysis and processing of international information and inter-national advertising, in tourist agencies occupied with international tourism and international information activity.

Cost of studying on the Master course – 75 000 rubles

2. Courses of improving qualification and professional re-preparation of specialists in the field of methodology of teaching Russian as a foreign language.

Teachers of Russian as a foreign language can do internship or the courses of improving qualification in the Center. These programs allow the students to get acquainted with the latest innovations in the field of theory and methodology of teaching Russian as a foreign language. Linguistic and methodological preparation received in the Center will allow to teach Russian as a foreign language in Russia and abroad.
Cost of the annual program (September – June):
  1. Full program (26 academic hours per week):
    • academic year (38 weeks): 60 000 rubles;
    • fall semester (16 weeks): 28 000 rubles;
    • spring semester (22 weeks): 32 000 rubles;
    • other periods (minimum 4 weeks): 2 000 rubles per week.
  2. Short program (18 academic hours per week):
    • academic year (38 weeks): 40 000 rubles;
    • other periods (minimum 4 weeks): 2 000 rubles per week.

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III. Russian language for professional purposes

In the framework of this program the following courses are offered:
  • Courses of business Russian (Russian language for businessmen and entrepreneurs);
  • Courses for conducting professional activity in Russian language in various spheres (Russian language for lawyers, economists, psychologists, philologists, etc.).
  • Corporate courses of Russian language (for Russian and foreign companies’ workers, whose activity is connected with Russian language).
We offer standard (20 hours per week) and intensive (30 hours per week) language courses. If you choose training in groups, upon the results of testing you will be put in the group with your level of mastering Russian language. Nevertheless, you may choose the mode of train-ing, which will be most convenient for you with the optimal number of academic hours (group or individual). Usually, individual training requires fewer academic hours per week.
 
Cost of the course includes all the necessary study materials
Cost of 1 academic hour (45 minutes) (The specified cost is valid also for programs IV, VI)
Group training (3-6 persons) – 180 rubles per one person for one academic hour
 
Individual training:
Individual training – 500 rubles per one academic hour according to the chosen pro-gram.

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IV. Preparation of foreign citizens to testing. Testing

Currently, in accordance with the world practice, an active testing of foreign citizens for their level of knowledge of Russian language is conducted. Bashkir State University is included in the list of universities, which conduct the assessment of the level of knowledge of Russian as a foreign language. Any person who is not a native speaker of Russian may undergo testing for the level of knowledge of Russian language.
 
The following people usually undergo testing:
  • Foreign students having an objective to continue their study in the universities of Russia (depending on the objectives the 4-level testing is offered);
  • Foreign citizens who work in Russia;
  • Foreign citizens who want to receive Russian citizenship.
In TSC “RFL” you can:
  • Complete a sample test and learn your results;
  • Receive advice;
  • To take up preparatory training for the test;
  • To undergo testing of the certification level which corresponds to your level of know-ledge of the language and to receive an official Certificate.
The number of academic hours, necessary for preparation, is calculated individually by means of free testing. The criterion for forming the study groups is the same level of mas-tering the language.
 
Cost of one academic hour (see the cost for program III).

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V. Summer language school

The best way to study Russian language – is to come to the country of speaking this lan-guage. You will live among the native speakers of the language, you will hear Russian speech, you will communicate and make friends with Russian students and students from other countries.
 
The Center organizes summer language courses on the basis of Bashkir State University, as well as travelling language courses, which combine recreation activities and intensive training in Russian language.
 
Tourism is well-developed in Bashkiria: active recreation in the mountains of the South Urals, horse and hiking routes, river tours, and many others. Excursions and tours may be orga-nized upon your desire in addition to the language courses. The professors, who teach students, accompany them in trips and excursions. Constant communication in Russian language takes place.
 
The Center offers training in Russian language to the following groups of foreign citizens:
  • Teachers of Russian as a foreign language;
  • University students;
  • College students and high-school students;
  • Businessmen.
The following programs are offered for choice:
  1. Elementary Russian (the course is aimed at the students who did not study Russian language before – elementary level)
  2. Basic Russian (basic level)
  3. Let’s speak correctly (corrective course in lexis and grammar)
  4. Studying grammar in speech practice (elementary level, basic level)
  5. We speak fluent Russian (intensive course of speech practice)
  6. Russian language for business communication (business, commerce, tourism)
  7. Negotiations in Russian (oral and written practice)
  8. Preparation for certification exams (depending on the level of preparation)
  9. Methodology of teaching Russian as a foreign language (professional course for teach-ers of Russian as a foreign language)
Courses take place 4 days a week 6 academic hours per day:
  • 22 hours – practical course (phonetics, grammar, speech practice);
  • 2 hours – special courses on different aspects of Russian language, literature and culture. Wednesday – excursion day.
Our motto “Everything for the student” – this is why the programs we offer may be changed in terms and content depending on the student’s demand and level of knowledge of Russian language.
 
Cost
 
Cost is calculated per one person for 4-weeks’ stay. 2-weeks’s training is also possible. The cost includes training (24 hours per week) and a weekly excursion.
 
Programs 1 - 5 – 15 500 rubles
Programs 6 - 8 – 17 000 rubles
Program 9 – 18 000 rubles
 
Registration fee is 500 rubles and is paid upon the arrival.
 
Upon the courses completion the student receives the Certificate of the Teaching Scientif-ic Center “RFL” of Bashkir State University.
 
In order to take up summer courses, you need:
  1. To fill in the application form here and forward a copy of your passport to the Interna-tional Department of Bashkir State University no later than 2 months before the courses start. Passport should be valid in the course of no less than 1.5 years (6 months for EU citizens) after the date of supposed arrival to the Russian Federation.
  2. After the receipt of official invitation you should apply to the Russian Embassy in your country for Russian visa.
  3. Bring 4 photos 3x4 cm.

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VI. Online courses of russian language (using Skype)

The courses are meant for those students who do not have the possibility to come to Rus-sia to study the language, but who want to study Russian with a professor or to have online con-sultations.
 
Online training is as effective as a real training. Online training in Russian language is organized individually with those professors who teach in the university. The same course struc-ture and the same text-books are used, which are used for training foreign students in Bashkir State University. Training is conducted in the form of communicating with a professor online.
 
Duration of training may be different depending on the objectives and the level of prepa-ration. Training is conducted in accordance with the program which is created individually.
 
Training implies not only online communication with a professor, but also independent work of students, i.e. doing exercises covering the material studied during the online class. Stud-ying materials are provided for free.
 
In order to take up the online course, you need:
  1. To fill in the application form.
  2. To receive the video-call from the professor via Skype and to receive a free consulta-tion in studying Russian language.
  3. To receive invoice and to pay the invoice.
  4. To send the payment confirmation.
  5. To receive the course program, teaching material for the first lesson, course schedule and the time for the first lesson.
  6. To agree on the time of the lessons.
  7. To start the lessons.
Conditions of online training in the Teaching-Scientific Center RFL (TSC RFL)
 
Training is individual and is conducted by means video communication via Skype and email.
 
First consultation of the professor (free) is held from Monday till Friday from 10am till 9pm Ufa time.
 
Duration of one lesson is 45 minutes.
 
Time of the lesson is agreed upon with the student, change in time upon the student request is possible.
 
Specialization of the lesson is determined upon the student desire and taking into con-sideration the results of the consultation. It is possible to specialize in the field you are most interested in: business, computers, transport, etc.
 
Individual program is created.
 
Teaching materials are provided.
 
Home tasks are given.
 
The student receives the certificate of the Teaching-Scientific Center “RFL” of Bashkir State University.
Online training in Russian language in Bashkir State University allows to solve the fol-lowing tasks:
  • To receive the first stable knowledge of Russian language (introductory course);
  • To overcome language barriers and to get communication skills in Russian language;
  • To write in Russian and to communicate with Russians via Internet;
  • To read in Russian, to participate in Russian speaking forums, blogs and social net-works;
  • To get ready for the trip to Russia and to learn more about this country;
  • To improve your knowledge of Russian language if you have already studied it in your country or in Russia.
Cost of one academic hour (45 minutes):
  • group training (no more than three persons) – 180 rubles per one person for one academic hour (or the sum equivalent to the amount stated above on the day of payment at the rate of the Central Bank of Russia in USD or Euro);
  • individual training – 500 rubles for one academic hour according to the chosen pro-gram (or the sum equivalent to the amount stated above on the day of payment at the rate of the Central Bank of Russia in USD or Euro).

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