Preparatory Faculty

Preparatory Faculty for Foreign Citizens

International Institute of Economics and Linguistics

Irkutsk State University (PF MIEL ISU)

The Preparatory Faculty for Foreign Citizens of the International Institute of Economics and Linguistics of the Irkutsk State University (PF MIEL IGU) invites to study according to the following programs:

  • Pre-university training for higher education in Russia and the ISU
  • Improving the knowledge of the Russian language (Russian as a foreign language)

Pre-university training is conducted in five profiles:

  1. The humanities profile includes: Russian language (practical course, phonetics, verbal communication, general scientific style of speech), literature, social studies, history, computer science.
  2. The economic profile includes: Russian language (practical course, phonetics, verbal communication, general scientific style of speech), computer science, history, social studies.
  3. Natural science profile includes: Russian language (practical course, phonetics, verbal communication, general scientific style of speech), mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology.
  4. Biomedical profile includes: Russian language (practical course, phonetics, speech communication, general scientific style of speech, biology, physics, chemistry, computer science.
  5. Engineering and technology profile includes: Russian language (practical course, phonetics, speech communication, general scientific style of speech, mathematics, computer science, physics, engineering graphics.

The program of improving the knowledge of the Russian language (Russian as a foreign language) is conducted according to the levels: elementary (A1), basic (A2), I certification (B1), II certification (B2).

Duration of training: from 2 to 10 months (8-38 weeks).

In the ISU, pre-university training of foreign citizens has been carried out since 1966 since the inception of the preparatory faculty. Over the years, more than 9,000 students from Austria, France, China, Republic of Korea, Mongolia, USA, Germany, Japan, Turkey, Syria, Laos, Vietnam and other countries have completed training programs.
The preparatory faculty for foreign citizens is equipped with modern equipment, has 3 computer classes, 4 multimedia classes, a language laboratory, 2 video halls, educational laboratories, specialized classrooms, as well as a library with a reading room, a sports complex, a student cafe and a hostel.
Highly qualified teachers from 3 departments: Russian as a foreign language, natural disciplines, and socio-economic disciplines provide training for foreign citizens to study in Russia and the ISU. All teachers have many years of experience working with foreign citizens, own modern innovative technologies, and are authors of textbooks and teaching aids.

1. The Russian language at the preparatory faculty for foreign citizens can be studied from any level, starting from zero.

2. Before the start of classes, students are tested in the Russian language. According to the results of testing, students are united in groups or engaged individually.

3. During the school year, there are special courses “Russian World”, “Russia Today”, “Language of Business Communication”, “History of Russia and Russian Literature”, “World of Russian Cinema”, “ Phonetics and Russian Poetry”, “World of Russian Culture”.

4. Students have the opportunity to use free educational and scientific literature in the library, the Internet.

For more information contact:
Specialist in MDR
Khomyakova Irina Valentinovna
tel .: (3952) 24-22-49
e-mail: homyakova_iv@isu.ru
Supervised direction: the contingent of foreign students, the design of invitations