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The Russian Language and Culture Institute
The Center of Additional Educational Programs Russian as a Foreign Language of SPBU “Russian Language and Culture Institute” is one of the leading centres of teaching Russian as a foreign language to international students. Every year over 1 500 students from over 65 countries enroll on the additional educational programme Russian as a Foreign Language at the SPbU Russian Language and Culture Institute.
Training in the Russian language is provided by over 100 expert language instructors – members of the SPbU academic staff. Many of them have developed their own teaching methods and study guides that have received many positive reviews and have been adopted by their colleagues fromRussiaand abroad.
Educational programmes have a modular structure, which enables international students enroll all year round with any entry level of Russian.
Testing of Russian as a Foreign Language
Saint-Petersburg University Language Testing Center was established on August 22 1997 for the purpose of administering the Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL). SPbU has, over the 20 years of its existence, gained a reputation as one of the leaders in the field of testing foreign citizens.
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation included Saint-Petersburg University to the list of educational institutions entitled to conduct the test of Russian language as a foreign language (TORFL) and authorized to issue a certificate of national standard required to study at a Russian higher education institution.