Preparatory Department for International Students

Head Alena V. Kintsel
Address 656049, Russia, Barnaul, Dimitrova Street 66, Room 512a
Tel. +7 (913) 091-54-11
E-mail a.kincel@mail.ru

The Preparatory Department for International Students provides teaching Russian as a foreign language and principal subjects in Russian.

International students learn the Russian language:

• For admission to Russian education institutions (high and specialized secondary education institutions)

• To prepare for the test of Russian as a foreign language (TORFL)

• For business and career purposes within and outside the country

• For successful communication in Russian in everyday life

International students having different levels of Russian proficiency – from zero to advanced – can be accepted to the department. The student groups are formed in accordance with the level of language proficiency and after the preliminary testing.

The list of study programs for international students:

• For admission to Russian education institutions (high and specialized secondary education)

1) The program “Training of foreign citizens and stateless persons for the professional educational program in Russian (human sciences focus)” for 1010 class hours;

2) The program “Training of foreign citizens and stateless persons for the professional educational program in Russian (economics focus)” for 1010 class hours;

3) The program “Training of foreign citizens and stateless persons for the professional educational program in Russian (engineering-technical focus)” for 1010 class hours;

4) The program “Training of foreign citizens and stateless persons for the professional educational program in Russian (natural-science focus)” for 1010 class hours.

These programs are aimed at teaching students:

- Russian as a foreign language (general learning) – 800 class hours;

- The language of the specialty (human sciences, economics, engineering-technical, natural-science focus) – 108 class hours;

- On special subjects in Russian in accordance with the focus of training: mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry, history, social studies – 34 class hours for each subject.

Besides, the programs are designed to prepare international students for the test of Russian as a foreign language (TORFL), that can be vital for business and career purposes within and outside the country and for successful communication in Russian in various areas of life:

5) “Russian as a foreign language. The preparatory department course for international students” – 800 class hours;

6) “Practical course of Russian as a foreign language (international students)” – 400 class hours;

7) “Practical course of Russian as a foreign language (international students)” – 116 class hours;

8) “Russian as a foreign language for human sciences students” – 508 class hours (for those whose Russian proficiency level is not lower than A2);

9) “Russian as a foreign language for economics students” – 508 class hours (for those whose Russian proficiency level is not lower than A2);

10) “Russian as a foreign language for engineering-technical students” – 508 class hours (for those whose Russian proficiency level is not lower than A2);

11) “Russian as a foreign language for natural sciences students” – 508 class hours (for those whose Russian proficiency level is not lower than A2).

Training programs for students of various profiles include learning:

- Russian as a foreign language (general learning) – 400 class hours;

- The language of the specialty of corresponding profile (human sciences, economics, engineering-technical, natural-science focus) – 108 class hours.

Students are provided with training and study aids, additional learning materials. They have access to the electronic library system, special educational online resources of the university and to Education in Russia web portal, as well as to all funds and services of the Altai State University library.

Movie about the Preparatory Department (in Chinese with Russian subtitles)

The training is carried out by highly qualified teachers, specialists in the Russian language and teaching Russian as a foreign language:

Abubakarova Elena V., Ph.D., Associate Professor

Gorelova Alena V., Candidate of Philological sciences, Associate Professor, head of the Preparatory Department

Gusar Elena G., Ph.D., Associate Professor

Zherdeva Oksana N., Candidate of Philological sciences, Associate Professor

Klink Evgenia I., Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

Poltavets Tatyana A., teacher, Context Specialist

Safronova Elena Yu., Ph.D., Associate Professor.

Our specialists in the field of special disciplines - Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, History, Literature, Social Studies:

Zausaeva Natalya A., Ph.D., Associate Professor

Konstantinova O.V., specialist of the Department of International Technology and Innovation

Kashchaeva Mirra V., Ph.D., Associate Professor

Petrov Evgeny P., Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Associate Professor, Vice Dean of FMCP&PS

Tyumentsev Alexander G., Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Associate Professor

Harnutova Elena P., Ph.D., Associate Professor.

  
Elena G. Gusar Alena V. Kintsel Elena Yu. Safronova
 Alena V. Gorelova   Evgenia I.Klink Tatyana A. Poltavets
Natalya A. Zausaeva  Mirra V. Kashchaeva  Evgeny P. Petrov 
 Alexander G. Tyumentsev  Elena P. Harnutova

At the end of the program, students are received a certificate of studying.

For admission to the preparatory department study courses, you should send a scan of the passport and the filled application form in English or Russian (a sample application is attached) to the mail address rkipo@mc.asu.ru

The time required for university considering applicants is 3 weeks. Processing time for visa support letter (invitation) is 1 month.

The academic year starts in September. The processing papers should begin at least 3 months before the start of studying.

Preparatory Department offers different kinds of programs in Russian as foreign language:

  • General program

The program offers studying Russian at Elementary (A1), Basic (A2) and Intermediate (B1) levels.

The educational program for Russian as foreign language involves the completion of one-year Russian language course (1,010 hours) and studying of the following subjects: written language (282 hours), spoken language (278 hours), speech development (274 hours), specialization language (176 hours).

The program offers 4 specializations: liberal arts, economics, natural sciences, engineering and technologies.

The course duration is 10 months (from September to June). Academic groups are formed at the beginning and in the middle of academic year (in September and January).

Students, who complete the program successfully, can take all educational courses provided by Altai State University.

The cost of a one-year course of the Russian as Foreign Language program is 89,000 rubles (around 1,500 USD).

After a one-year course is over students take examinations and get Altai State University certificate of Russian as Foreign Language program completion. Those who complete the course can also take a test in ASU Migrants Testing Center and get a state-recognized certificate of proficiency in Russian.

Students can be provided with dormitory accommodation if needed. The cost is 11,330 rubles (around 180 USD) per academic year.

  • Intensive express-course (summer school)

The course duration is from 10 days to 2 months, 4–6 hours a day.

Express-courses allow to acquire the necessary communicative skills in the shortest possible amount of time or to enhance ones you already have. The program is designed for different levels of proficiency: Elementary (A1), Basic (A2) and Intermediate (B1).

The course contents and the duration depends on students' needs. Classes start when the group (6–7 students) is formed.

The cost of the program is 10,000 rubles (around 160 USD) per month.

The cost of the dormitory room is 1,500 rubles (around 30 USD) per month.

In the course of education a lot of attention is given to national and cultural peculiarities of the Russian language environment. Sightseeing trips to Barnaul, Altai Krai, Russia are organized for Preparatory Department students. The cost of the program does not include the cost of the trips.

After the course is over, students get the Certificate of Completion.

Currently, students from Italy, China, Afghanistan, Poland and Slovakia are being trained at the Preparatory Department.

Here you can find the answers to the frequently asked questions (short information on courses) and the application form for obtaining an invitation (visa support).
Print version Modified 13.07.2020