Foreign Languages Department

Foreign Languages Department of MGIMO-University in Odintsovo strives to provide students of all five faculties and their various fields of studies with learning different languages (German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese) as the main or the second foreign language. It aims at enabling the students to communicate effectively in aforecited languages and at equipping them with knowledge and skills necessary for their future work in the profession they have chosen.

Language groups exceed 7-10 students, thus ensuring quality education and sufficient time and attention allocated to each person.

The department employs a wide range of teaching materials aiming at developing the four essential skills – speaking, reading, writing, listening.

In the third year students commence a course of Language for Specific Purposes, where they learn to speak and write in the language of their field of studies as well as translate between the two languages. Currently, LSP is taught at the following programs — Law, Economics, Management, Artificial Intelligence, Business Informatics, Linguistics, State and Local Governance, and Human Resources Management, to be soon followed by courses for students of Political Studies, Business Studies and Finances.

Members of the English Department are actively involved in research in Linguistics and Teaching and methodology. Some of the teachers have a PhD.

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT

Foreign Languages Department

Olga Polevaya


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