Russian language at the homeland Tolstoy!

Do you want to learn to speak and read in Russian A. Pushkin, F. Dostoevsky, L. Tolstoy, A. Chekhov?

Do you want to know the traditions and customs of Russian people and see with your own eyes the unique attractions and the nature beauty of Central Russia?

Come to study at the Lev Tolstoy Tula State Pedagogical University and all this will become a reality!

Department of Russian Language as Foreign (RAF) of Leo Tolstoy Tula State Pedagogical University will help you not only to get any special education in Russian, but also acquaint you with the rich Russian literature and culture.

Highly qualified teachers work in the department, who have extensive experience of working with foreigners in Russia and abroad.

In the educational process modern technologies of teaching of Russian language as foreign, the practical orientation of training, active learning of language and culture, flexibility of training programs in accordance with the terms of training and the level of knowledge of Russian as foreign language are used.

The department is constantly involved in the realization of projects and cultural and educational programs abroad on the base of Russian grants received on a competitive base.

Teachers of the department organize creative competitions, culture-regional geographic and ethnographic festivals that promote to tolerant international communication.

Since 2000 at the Department of RAF of Leo Tolstoy TSPU the Centre of Russian language testing for foreign citizens has been functioning where the testing of Russian language as a foreign language (I, II, III, IV levels), the testing for Russian citizenship, permission for temporary residence and permission for work on the territory of the Russian Federation.

The Department of RAF is a member of the International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature, of the Russian Society of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature. Since 2008 the teachers of this department have participated in over 30 international conferences, forums, congresses, including the X, XI and XII MAPRYAL Congresses.