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ORCID: 0000-0002-2045-4507
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Elena Shumanskaya

  • Elena Shumanskaya has been at HSE University since 2015.


Organization of training in the Russian language as a foreign language. Work with students of different levels. Preparing students for the exam of Russian language.

Education and Degrees

  • 2006

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 2000

    Moscow City Teacher Training University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

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Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Russian as a Foreign Language (For foreign students; 1-4 module)Rus

Courses (2017/2018)

Courses (2016/2017)


Employment history

From 2010 to September 2015 I worked as a teacher of Russian as a foreign language in the linguistic center "Cref".

From September 2015 to the present time I am a teacher of Russian as a foreign language in the High School of economics.

Timetable for today

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‘Everyone Finds It Challenging in the Beginning, but I’ve Progressed a Lot, and Now I Can Speak Russian Very Well’

On July 21, 2017, the graduation ceremony for the Preparatory Year programme was held. During the ceremony, more than 170 students from 40 countries received their diplomas, which will enable them to continue their studies in Russia.

Learning to Speak and Write in Russian

HSE’s Preparatory Year trains international students with little or no knowledge of Russian before they begin Russian-taught full-degree programs. Over 10 months of intensive study, students improve their language skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), study in a chosen academic field (humanities, economics, or engineering), and adapt to the new educational environment. Upon completing the Preparatory Year, students are expected to possess intermediate-level Russian language skills and be ready to enter Russian-taught full-degree programmes at HSE and other Russian universities.