Russian universities teach the Russian language to foreign students
According to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia, a number of Russian universities actively work to raise the popularity of the Russian language abroad, teach it to foreign citizens and provide methodological support to foreign teachers of Russian and Russian literature.
North-Caucasus Federal University, which participates in the “Priority 2030” university development program, has launched its “Russian on Wednesday” project, aimed at promoting the Russian language and literature abroad. Classes will be held both offline and online, and residents of various countries will be able to take part in them.
Dmitry Bespalov, Rector of NCFU, noted that promotion of the Russian language abroad is one of the university’s priority missions.
“For many years, the university has been actively working to popularize Russian both in and outside our country. Today, NCFU academics are ready to teach the Russian language to residents of Lebanon, Syria, China, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iraq and other countries,” says Dmitry Bespalov.
Many residents of Kazakhstan are also studying the Russian language these days. Among other places, they can do it in Russian resource centers. In December 2021, Moscow State University of Technology “STANKIN”, another participant of the largest development program “Priority 2030”, opened the Resource Center for Russian Higher Engineering Education in the city of Almaty.
The host organization of the CIS states in the field of teaching Russian is Pushkin State Russian Language Institute (Pushkin Institute, Moscow). The university has been chosen to supervise the educational activities in the forthcoming Year of the Russian Language in the CIS in 2023. A whole series of events and projects also take place before the Year.
For example, last year in Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (KRSU) was held the grand opening of the department supervised by Mamed Tagaev, Director of KRSU Institute of the Russian Language. The department is engaged in research work, monitors the position of the Russian language in Kyrgyzstan, and will also become a site for the preparations for the Year of the Russian Language.