The Higher School of the Russian Language and Intercultural Communication prepares bachelors and masters in all of the areas critical to education: organizers and coordinators of international cooperation, researchers, teachers and curriculum development designers. Our graduates freely carry out professional activities in global educational environments, and serve as effective classroom teachers in the field of foreign languages in the middle and high school, while applying innovative teaching and information and communication technologies.
The Higher School faculty include highly professional scholars and instructors – the members of the National Association of Teachers of English (NATE), the International Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Russian Communication Association (RCA), Association of Teachers of English in the Republic of Tatarstan (RegELTA). The Higher School welcomes visiting professors of foreign universities who bring their experience and connections such as professor Nadezda D. Ashman of Purdue University (USA, 89-th position in the QS in 2015).
The Higher School, hosts the educational and research laboratory of CLIL (Сontent and Language Integrated Learning). The laboratory conducts research in bilingualism and bilingual education, to work on grants of the Russian Humanitarian Scientific Fund and projects on the polylingual education of gifted children together with the educational organizations of the Republic of Tatarstan. The CLIL laboratory also implements seminars for school teachers and university faculty of the Republic of Tatarstan on the application of novel educational and information and communication technologies.
Participating in student exchange programs, the Higher School offers year long training of students from partner universities of China, semester training of students from partner universities of Europe, USA and Japan, as well as special Russian language courses (level A1-C1).
The Higher School implements supplementary educational program Russian in the Professional Sphere for diplomats from Iran. The program is designed for foreign students working in international and political fields in Russia and abroad.
The Higher School faculty provides language training of foreign students, undergraduates, graduate students enrolled in various institutions of Kazan Federal University and of foreign citizens who take a multipurpose exam in Russian as a foreign language.
The double-degree master program in philology developed jointly with Beijing International Studies University (BISU) provides solid foundation for a successful professional career in a rapidly changing global world.
Head of the Higher School - Doctor of Philology, Professor Tatiana G. Bochina
tel. +7 (843) 221-33-40, e-mail: Tatyana.Bochina@kpfu.ru
Higher School of the Russian Language and Intercultural Communication includes 3 departments:
The Department of the Russian Language as a Foreign Language
The Department of Educational Technology and Information Systems in Philology
The Department of Contrastive Linguistics