Students from Mongolia will be able to learn Russian quicker www.urfu.ru
Since December 2018, the Ural Federal University has opened a new opportunity for pupils and students of Mongolia to study the Russian language remotely. This was announced today during a video conference between UrFU and the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Ulaanbaatar. To get full information on the educational program, students from several Mongolian universities participated in the video conference.
According to Olga Mikhailova, the Department of the Russian Language for Foreign Students Assistant, the Russian language courses at Ural Federal University include 144 hours of free online lessons, tutoring and ongoing information support. Every week, course participants will receive useful information in order to improve their Russian skills.
‘There will be online classes for which students only need a computer with access to the Internet,’ Olga Mikhailova says. ‘After each lecture, students will perform a written task for teacher assessment. Besides that, after each webinar, they will perform an oral task and then check it in a group. It is expected that there will be two classes a week in total: a lecture for 24-25 people and a webinar for 12-13 people’.
As a result, students and schoolchildren will be able to improve their Russian language skills in a few months, prepare for the exam and eventually become an UrFU student. At the beginning and at the end of the course, the organizers will conduct a test, which will show their language level. Classes will begin as early as December 2018, and will end at the end of April 2019.
In order to participate in the course you need to apply for a test and then undergo an interview in Russian and do a written task in Russian.
Mind you, the development and launch of this educational program in Ural Federal University became possible thanks to the support of the Presidential Grants Foundation, which provided a special grant to the Sverdlovsk Regional Fund for the Support of Youth Initiatives. The project also involves the Russian language festival “Cyrillic Fest” in Ulaanbaatar in the summer of 2019. The course participants will be able to continue learning Russian with UrFU teachers in full-time format at the festival. Immersion in the Russian language will also take place through songs, dances, contests, master classes, theater, cinema, video blogging, sports and much more.
The project was supported by well-known university graduates who now live and work in Mongolia, including Zandaakhüügiin Enkhbold, the head of the Mongolia Presidential Administration.
The First Vice-Rector of UrFU Sergey Kortov, Senior Researcher at the Academic and Research Laboratory of Archeographic Studies Alexander Palkin and the Association of UrFU Alumni Executive Director Alexander Ponomarev, who are now in Ulaanbaatar, also took part in the video conference between UrFU and Rossotrudnichestvo. Elvira Symaniuk, UrFU Ural Institute of Humanities Director, Valerii Gudov, the Department of Russian and Foreign Literature Assistant Professor and Mongolian students who are currently studying at UrFU, greeted the schoolchildren and students from Mongolia.
In you have any questions, please address them to Olga Mikhailova at email@example.com.