Foreign Language Bachelor’s courses 2nd-4th year (2023/2024)



Module description

A foreign language is included in the compulsory curriculum of ITMO University. We have developed a special program designed for three years so that students can effectively and efficiently study a foreign language.

The main foreign language of study at ITMO is English. Foreign students study Russian.

First, you’ll need to take a test to identify your level of proficiency in English according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Depending on the results of the test, the training is carried out according to seven educational trajectories: A1, A2, В1.1, В1.2,В2,С1,С+

Each undergraduate student has 4 hours of foreign language in the schedule per week.

In the 1st and 2nd year, students study the discipline "Foreign language" (all levels).

In the 3rd year, students study the disciplines "Foreign language" and "Foreign language for specific purposes".

Apart from the main foreign language, students can also opt to study other languages.

Moreover, there are speaking clubs in Russian, English, German, French and Italian and language tests for students wishing to go on exchange abroad. 

How to sign up for the course

The choice of disciplines is organized on the portal with authorization by the students' ISU account. Students can choose groups of the appropriate level. The level is determined by entrance testing (first year) or by the results of the previous year of study.


The team of the Foreign Language Training Center is made up of professionals who are enthusiastic and passionate about their work and are always ready to share their knowledge.

Get to know your teachers

Contact us

Language courses at ITMO are implemented by the Foreign Language Training Center.

Adress: 9 Lomonosova Street, room 3207

Phone: + 7 812 480-04-30


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Anastasia Nikulenko

Head of the Center

+7 812 480-04-31

Elena Filimonova

Deputy head of the Center

+7(812) 480-04-31

Foreign language (English and Russian as a foreign language)

In the 1st and 2nd year, all bachelor students study English as a foreign language (foreign students study Russian). English classes are held according to the blended learning system: full-time classes in a group with a teacher and assignments on the Cambridge LMS online platform. In the classroom, we pay attention to all aspects of foreign language proficiency: reading, listening, writing, speaking, grammar and vocabulary.

In the 3rd year students study Engilsh at levels B1.1 - C1

Course workload: 12 credits (3 credits in each semester )

Form of assessment: credit

Foreign Language for Specific Purposes (English and Russian as a foreign language)

In the 3rd year, a foreign language is studied at levels B2-C1+ for professional and academic purposes.

Classes are held in a mixed format: face-to-face classes with a teacher in the classroom and an online component on the moodle platform.

Course workload: 8 credits 

Form of assessment: credit