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Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language

24 months
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3800 EUR/year
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About

The Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language master's programme at the University of Tartu prepares you to teach Russian as a foreign language. Upon completion of the programme, the graduates acquire knowledge and skills that meet the requirements of contemporary philological and pedagogical sciences and the needs of teaching Russian as a foreign language. 

Overview

*This programme profile is financed by Dora Plus Action 4: Marketing of study and employment opportunities in Estonia (European Regional Development Fund).

The master’s programme prepares you to teach Russian as a foreign language. Upon completion of the programme, the graduates acquire knowledge and skills that meet the requirements of contemporary philological and pedagogical sciences and the needs of teaching Russian as a foreign language. The graduates can apply the acquired knowledge and skills in teaching students of different age groups who speak other mother tongues and represent various cultures.

Why study Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language at the University of Tartu?

  • The University of Tartu belongs to the top 1.2% of the world's universities (300th position in the QS World University Rankings 2022).
  • The studies take place at the University of Tartu Narva College, the main centre of higher education in North-Eastern Estonia, focusing on teacher training for multilingual schools. 
  • Become a teacher of Russian as a foreign language and acquire all necessary knowledge for teaching students of different age groups and mother tongues.
  • Narva College follows all academic and research traditions of UT and its school of philology, cultural studies and semiotics (The Tartu-Moscow School of Semiotics). 
  • Study in Narva, a Russian-speaking city, and improve your Russian as a foreign language in everyday communication.
  • The programme has a highly qualified academic staff, who have 10-20 years experience of teaching Russian as a foreign language.
  • Students undergo pedagogical internships to acquire real-life experience teaching Russian to mixed groups of non-native speakers.

Career opportunities

You can work as a Russian teacher everywhere in the world.

Accreditation

University of Tartu Institutional Accreditation 2015-2022: The Quality Assessment Council for Higher Education of the Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education decided to accredit the University of Tartu for seven years.

The next accreditation will be conducted in 2022.

Programme Structure

The curriculum consists of the following modules:

  • Narrow Field Module (31 ECTS)
  • Core Competencies Module (21 ECTS)
  • Psychology and Paedagogy Module (23 ECTS)
  • Pedagogical Practice Module (15 ECTS)
  • Elective Subjects Module (6 ECTS)
  • Optional Subjects Module (6 ECTS)
  • Master's thesis (18 ECTS)

Examples of courses:

  • Russian Phonetics, Word Formation and Lexicology
  • Russian-English Comparative Grammar 
  • The Norms and Variants of Russian Language
  • Russian Language Functional Stylistics
  • Methodology of Russian as a Foreign Language
  • Russian Literature in the Studies of Russian as a Foreign Language
  • Learning Management in a Multicultural Group

Audience

We welcome all future teachers who wish to teach Russian as a foreign language.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Russian

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification (must be obtained by the end of July)
  • Confirmed proficiency in Russian at the B2 level. Applicants who have not had a Russian medium school education or have not received a relevant university education in Russian studies are eligible to take the Russian proficiency test of Narva College.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3800 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3800 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Narva

420 - 660 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

There are no tuition waivers.

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