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Summer School of Russian Language and Country Studies

Omsk State Pedagogical University welcomes international students to attend the Russian Language and Country Studies Summer School.

Having extensive experience in training international students, OSPU provides a unique opportunity for students to study the Russian language and learn more about Siberian life and culture during their summer vacations.

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Course Description

The Intensive Russian Language Course was developed by the professionals at the Department of Russian as a Foreign Language, School of Philology of Omsk State Pedagogical University.

The summer course consists of the following parts:

  • July 28 - July 31: days of arrival.
  • August 01: opening ceremony and a test determining the level of Russian.
  • August 02 - 17: intensive course of Russian as a foreign language and cultural programme.
  • August 18: final test of Russian.
  • August 19: closing ceremony, farewell party.
  • August 20 - August 23: days of departure.

In accordance with the level of Russian students are streamed into elementary, intermediate, advanced level groups.

The Elementary course is developed for students with no previous knowledge or minimal knowledge of the Russian language. The objectives of the course are to acquaint students with the basics of Russian Phonetics and Grammar. On completion of this course, a student will be able to understand and employ common phrases and expressions necessary to solve certain communicative tasks and take part in simple conversations.

The Intermediate course is developed for students with prior training in Russian; students taking this course are expected to be aware of the structure of Russian. During this course, students review the basic grammatical and syntactical structures of the Russian language and acquire an active vocabulary. The successful completion of the course enables students to communicate in everyday, social, cultural, educational and professional spheres.

The Advanced course is developed for students who have prior training in Russian and are able to satisfy the requirements of communication with Russian people. The objectives of the course are to study complicated grammar material, to develop vocabulary through analysis of texts on various topics including journalistic articles. On completion of this course, a student will be able to understand main ideas of reports; to easily communicate in various situations; to speak fluently and spontaneously.

On completion of the course students are awarded a certificate with 3 ETCS.

On completion of the course students

Orientation Session

On arrival in the City of Omsk the students take part in the orientation session to get acquainted with the peculiarities of the Russian lifestyle, the structure of the course, climate and other necessary information regarding their stay in Omsk.

Cultural Activities

The Summer School participants are introduced to Russian (in particular Siberian) culture through excursion activities and visiting historical and cultural places in the Omsk region.

The tentative cultural programme consists of the following events:

  • Cultural Fair (country presentations);
  • Visiting famous theatres and museums;
  • Cossack Village Tour;
  • Om River Rafting;
  • Roundtable Discussions;
  • Short-term trip to “Achair” Nunnery;
  • Farewell Party, etc.

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Participation Fee

Participation Fee is 25000 Rubles (≈368 EUR). It does not include the housing fee and meals.


Discounts on participation in Russian Language and Country Studies Summer School are available for:

  1. Second-(or more) time participants.
  2. Students from partner-universities.


International students live in a special block of the OSPU Residence Hall in the centre of the city (about 2 minutes walk from the main building of OSPU). Each section of the block has a kitchen, living room, laundry, shower cabins and internet connection.

Required Documents

  1. Letter of Intent (Word, 517 Кб);
  2. Application Form (Word, 545.5 Кб);
  3. Medical Certificate;
  4. Copy of Passport (page with the photo);
  5. Motivation Letter;
  6. Curriculum Vitae (including your educational background and employment information);
  7. Copy of Diploma, Academic Transcript, or Secondary School Certificate.

Deadline for submitting application documents is May 31.

Learn about the Summer School of Russian Language and Country Studies at Omsk State Pedagogical University: phone: +7 (3812) 24 37 95, e-mail:,

October 2016