Short Course The Center of Russian As a Foreign Language

  • On Campus
  • 32 days
  • USD4500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) | Moscow, Russia
The Intesnive Summer School of Russiona will help you experience Russia, make friends from all around the globe and have lots of fun. You will spend eight weeks in a multicultural and very engaging environment. During 10 weeks of the program you will have 200 contact hours of Russian in class (including lectures in different areas of Humanities).

Description of The Center of Russian As a Foreign Language


We are now accepting applications for our Intensive Summer School of Russian!

In 2014, the Intensive Summer School of Russian starts classes on June 13 (the students are arriving on June 10-12) and will last till August 15 (the students are departing on the weekend of August 16-17).

During 10 weeks of the program you will have 200 contact hours of Russian in class (including lectures in different areas of Humanities).

You will be staying at a dorm with a Russian roommate; you will also have Russian language tutors at the dorm (helping in doing homework etc.).

The cost of the 10-week program is 4500 US dollars (it includes tuition, lodging at the dormitory, help of tutors, processing visa papers, transfer from and to the airport).

Classes are Monday-Thursday, from 10 am till 3.30 pm. On the weekends, the tutors will be organizing different excursions and cultural tours, the cost of the entrance tickets, museum guides etc. is covered by the students (it is not included into the program cost).

We recommend completing the full 10 weeks of the program; however, doing a shorter program (4 weeks, 6 weeks, or 8 weeks) is also a possible option. In this case, the cost of the program is to be recalculated depending on the duration of the course.

If you would like to participate, please, email to Russian_center@hse.ruand submit the following information:

(1) Russian background (how many semesters of Russian you had),

(2) time period / duration of the program (between June 13 and August 15),

(3) scanned copy of your passport,

(4) your permanent address (the address to which we will mail your letter of invitation).

We will be happy to answer any questions you might have, please, do not hesitate to ask!

Direct your questions to the Center of Russian: Russian_center@hse.ruor toOlga Eremina, Director of the Center of Russian a s a Foreign Language, at

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline July 15
Tuition fee
  • USD 4500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • USD 4500 Year (EEA)

USD 4900

Start date September  2016
Duration full-time 32 days
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Entry Level Highschool

Course Content

Course description:

Goals: The courseís main goal is to guide students towards basic communicative competence in Russian.

By the end of the course, the students are expected to attain the following proficiency in each of the four skills:
  • Listening: Students should be able to comprehend isolated utterances and short conversation on
  • topics of everyday life dealing with familiar situations.
  • Reading: Students should be able to read and understand simple texts about life in Russia and also
  • texts that contain information necessary for the survival in a foreign environment such as street
  • signs, short advertisements and menus, etc.
  • Speaking: Students will be able to initiate and maintain simple face-to-face short conversations on
  • familiar topics. They will be able to employ a number of strategies to perform different functions
  • such as polite requests, asking for information, responding to requests, etc.
  • Writing: Students achieve full control of the writing system and orthographic rules for elementary
  • level. They will be able to describe their life in written in simple expressions.


Prof. Andrei Melville

Prof. Vladimir Zuev

Prof. M.Bratersky

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