of Russian State Hydrometeorological University
International Relations Office and Center for International Education are responsible for international activity in RSHU
Pre-University and Russian Language Department
The department is one of the oldest departments of Russian language for international students in St. Petersburg. Starting from 1962 till 1980 it worked as a section of the Russian language for international students at the Department of Foreign Languages. In 1980 the section became a separate department of the Russian language to provide education for international students (undergraduate and postgraduate students). Since then, the scope of activities the department has expanded considerably. In 1991 pre-university training courses for international students were developed. In 1995 instructors of the department began teaching for natonal students on humantarian courses, then in 2001 the department opened a new specialty on Public Relations. In 2008 a separate department of PR and Department of Russian Language and pre-university training were established.
Nowadays, there are 4 main courses provided by the department:
— educational courses for 1 — 4 year international students, masters and PhD students
— russian Language course and pre-university training for internatonal applicants
— humanitarian courses on PR, Modern Russian Language, Stylistics, Literature Edition, History of World Culture and Literature, Ritorics
— humanitarian courses for national students
The department has highly qualified specialists, among which 9 PhD, 8 senior teachers, 1 associate professor. 7 teachers annually are involved in half-position training process at the pre-university training courses for foreign students.
The department staff has a great experience in academic work organizaton for Russian and international students both.
Main scientific activities:
— linguistics (lexicology, phraseology, paremiology, neologics, stylistics, mass media and advertisment language, onomastics)
— teaching methods for russian language as foreign language
— russian literature of XIХ — ХХ century
The Department is located at 1 building of Unversity campus, room 311.
Phone: 8 (812) 444-81-55