Foreign Language Master’s courses

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Module description

A foreign language is a part of the compulsory curriculum at ITMO University. To make the process of learning foreign languages engaging and efficient, we have developed a special 1-year program for our Master’s students.

The main foreign language at ITMO is English. International students study Russian as a foreign language.

Before your classes start, you’ll need to take a test to identify your level of proficiency in English or Russian (for foreign students) according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Depending on the results of the test, you will be advised to the following tracks: A1, A2, B1.1, B1.2, B2, C1, С1+

Foreign students whose test results demonstrate a high level of proficiency in Russian (B2 and above) can choose English as a foreign language.

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

Moreover, to have additional language practice students of all levels and academic degrees can attend Speaking clubs. There are speaking clubs in Russian, English, German, French and Spanish.

For students, willing to go abroad for an exchange semester, there is also a possibility to pass an English proficiency test and get a certificate that will be a relevant proof or student’s English level.

How to sign up for the course You need to choose the group of appropriate language and level at The level is determined by entrance testing.

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

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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)

During the course students learn how to use a foreign language for professional communication and implement modern communication technologies for academic and professional interaction, following the principles of corporate and professional ethics.

Course load: 6 credits

Assessment form: final test