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Levels of preparations Russian language testing Summer courses for learning Russian

Levels of preparations

lection1. Russian for Beginners

    For persons with no previous knowledge of Russian (taught in English, German, French): pronunciation, lexical minimum of 500-1000 words, basic grammar, understanding of simple texts (oral and written), simple dialogues and monologues on everyday themes, conversational formulas.
Duration: 3-6 months (22-25 hours per week)

2. Russian Main Course (Elementary level)

    For persons with a minimal level of competence: correction of pronunciation and grammar, improving of listening and speaking skills.
Duration: 6 months (22-25 hours per week)

3. Russian Main Course (Advanced I)

    For persons with a good practical knowledge of Russian: of reading skills improvement (reading and understanding of unaccepted texts, including belletristic), producing different types of written texts, mastering the normal tempo of Russian speech, free participation in discussions, monologues on different social and cultural themes (Russian idioms). Understanding of radio and TV programs, films.
Duration: 9-12 months (22-25 hours per week)

4. Russian Main Course (Advanced II)

    For persons with proficient Russian: improving of special aspects or styles of Russian (Russian for scientists, Business Russian etc.). Learning of modern and classic Russian literature.
Duration: 9-12 months (22-25 per week)

5. Russian for Philologist and Teacher-Training courses

    Renewal and correction of theoretical knowledge on Russian grammar and lexicon. New methods of teaching Russian. Transaction. Analysis of literary texts. Russian literature. Culturology.
Duration: 3 months (22-25 per week)

6. Individual training

    The professional experience of our teachers enables us to provide any type of individual programs according to your level and interests. Usually teaching takes place in groups of 6-8 students. Groups are formed according to the level of students, which is determined by testing. Individual teaching is always possible. Special emphasis is placed on improving listening comprehension and speaking skills through both class-time and the listening center. Emphasis is also placed on correcting pronunciation and intonation. Students are provided with packages of written exercises to enlarge their active vocabulary and grammar, feature films, TV news and documentaries are available on video, word-processing and language programs in computer labs.

    Cost: 5 USD per 1 hour for training in group and 8 USD per 1 hour for individual training

Russian language testing center

    State testing in Russian for foreign citizens has been put into effect in the Russian Federation. Testing is carried out within the framework of the common state testing system under the Ministry of Education.

    The only Russian testing center for foreign citizens in Novosibirsk is located at Novosibirsk State Technical University.

    A special Certificate is issued for tests at all levels and for all persons who have passed tests. The Certificate is a state document and has no validity terms, but is equally valid in Russia for Russian organizations and foreign institutions.

    There are 5 levels, defining levels of the command of Russian as a foreign language.

Basic level

    Obtaining a positive grade at this level testifies to a beginners level of communication competence which enables the applicant to satisfy basic communication needs in a limited number of everyday life and cultural situations.

Certification level-1

    Obtaining a positive grade at this level testifies to an intermediate level of communication competence which enables the applicant to satisfy his cultural, educational and professional communication needs in compliance with the federal standards of RAF (Russian as Foreign Language).

    The above Certificate is required for admission to higher education institutions in Russia.

Certification level-2

    Obtaining a positive grade at this level testifies to an upper-intermediate level of communication competence, which enables the applicant to satisfy his/her communication needs in all spheres of communication and to carry out professional activity in Russia as a specialist of appropriate qualifications: humanitarian, engineering, natural scientific etc.

    The above Certificate is required for obtaining a Bachelor's or Master's diploma from Russian Higher Educational Institutions (except for Bachelor's or Master's degree in Philology)

Certification level-3

    Obtaining a positive grade at this level testifies to an advanced level of communication competence, which enables the applicant to satisfy his/her communication needs in all spheres of communication in Russia.

    The above Certificate is required for obtaining the Bachelor's diploma in Philology from Russian Higher Educational Institutions.

Certification level-4

    Obtaining a positive grade at this level testifies to the fluent level of communication competence, similar to a native speaker's language.

    The above Certificate is required for obtaining a Master's degree in Philology from a Russian Higher Educational Institution, and enables the applicant for all kinds of teaching, scientific and research activity in the sphere of the Russian language.

What is required for taking a Russian language test?

    To take a test one should get a permit from the International Service of NSTU and register in the Testing Center no later than 2 days before testing.

Testing cost:

Basic level   50 USD
Level 1 70 USD
Level 2 70 USD
Level 3 70 USD
Level 4 70 USD

Testing preparation courses:

1 week (20 hours) - 90 USD (group lessons)

Tutorials:

Individual 10 USD (per 1 hour)
Preliminary test   25 USD

Test takes two days:
1st day - Test on general Russian language command.
- Grammar and vocabulary 1-1,5 hours (depending on the level)
 Reading - 1 hour
 Writing - 1 hour
2nd day- Language test (depending on the specialty) (Grammar, reading, writing, speaking, listening) Duration of testing is 3,5 hours

Address:

Natalia I. Kolesnikova Head of Russian language course and testing center

Novosibirsk State Technical University
20 av. Karl Marx
Novosibirsk 630092
Tel: (383)-3495957
Fax: (383)-3460209
E-mail:inter@inter.nstu.ru

Summer courses for learning Russian

Summer Program for studying Russian at Novosibirsk State Technical University

    Choose four week courses in June-August in the city of Novosibirsk

General information

    Russian summer courses at Novosibirsk State Technical University are offered June - August

    Teaching takes place in groups of 10; groups are formed according to the level of students which is determined by testing (Beginner, Elementary, Advanced). Special emphasis is placed on improving listening comprehension and speaking skills through both class-time and time at the listening center. Emphasis is also placed on correcting pronunciation and intonation. Students are provided with packages of written exercises to enlarge their active vocabulary and grammar. Feature films, TV news and documentaries are available on video, and word-processing and language programs are also available in computer labs.

    Courses last 4 weeks. Russian language instruction is conducted five days a week, 4 academic hours a day. An extensive social and recreational program is offered for afternoons: acquaintance with the Russian culture, folklore, applied arts, and classical music, as well as excursions to galleries and theatres.

Daily schedule:

09-00 - 09-30Breakfast
10-00 - 13-00- Russian language classes
13-00 - 14-30- Dinner, free time
15-00 - 16-30- Cultural activities
18-00 - 23-00- Supper, free time

    The teachers at the summer courses are staff of the Russian language Department at Novosibirsk State Technical University. They are university graduates with academic degrees in Russian philology and with knowledge of English, German and French at a beginner's level. The Russian language Department has many years of experience in teaching Russian as a foreign language.

    Students of summer courses are provided with accommodations in double rooms at the university hotel. Accommodation costs are NOT included in the course costs.

Social and recreational program

    We invite all students to continue practicing Russian and to learn about our city and our country after classes. We offer the following excursions and other activities for 4 weeks.

Week 1

MondayBus excursion around Novosibirsk (visit to the Museum of Local Studies, dinner in the restaurant "Grill Master")
TuesdaySports (sport games in the university's sport center)
WednesdayExcursion to the Art Gallery
ThursdayShopping
FridayNight club "Babylon"
SaturdayExcursion to the Zoo
SundayExcursion to the "Neokom" beach (rowing, yachting and etc)

Week 2

MondayExcursion to Akademgorodok (visit the Geological museum and the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography)
TuesdaySports
WednesdayVisit the Concert Hall
ThursdayBoat trip along the Ob river
FridayVisit the House of Actors (Dinner and Disco)
Saturday and
Sunday
Sanatorium "Gold Coast" in the country side at the Ob sea (4 meals a day, accommodation in double rooms)

Week 3

MondayRussian speaking club
TuesdaySports
WednesdayVisit the circus
ThursdayBoat trip
FridayVisit the summer Arabic cafe "At Nikolai's"
Saturday and
Sunday
Visit Tomsk, an old Siberian town (accommodations in double rooms, breakfast, daily excursions

Week 4

MondayVisit to the Botanical Garden
TuesdaySports
WednesdayVisit to the "Siberian Fair"
ThursdayParty in a Chinese restaurant at the university's hotel
FridayVisit the summer Arabic cafe "At Nikolai's"
Saturday and
Sunday
Visit to the summer camp of Novosibirsk State University in the countryside.

Costs

    For the 4 -week course (per person in USD)

Language course in group for 3-4 person 5 USD per hour (for each person)
  2 persons - 7 USD per hour(for each person)
  individual -10 USD per hour (for each person)
Social and recreational program 250-300 USD
Accommodation(one person in 2- person room) 85-100 USD

* 1 USD~75 roubles

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

    Bus tours costs (around Novosibirsk, to Tomsk and into the countryside) are NOT included in the total costs.

    If you have made up your mind to attend one of our summer courses, please complete the application form.

Our address:

Novosibirsk State Technical University
Karl Marx avenue 20
630073
Russia

fax: 7-383-3460209
tel. 7-383-3462384
E-mail: inter@inter.nstu.ru

 

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