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Alevtina Iagodova

  • Alevtina Iagodova has been at HSE University since 2016.


Teaching Russian for foreigners. 

Education and Degrees

  • 2003

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 1999

    Master's in Philology
    St Petersburg State University

  • 1997

    Bachelor's in Philology
    St Petersburg State 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.

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Russian as a Foreign Language. Level A2 (For foreign students; 1, 2 module)Rus

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)


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Results of HSE St Petersburg Summer School 2023

In August, the HSE University-St Petersburg Summer School came to an end. The participants attended courses in political science, Russian, and finance given by professors of HSE University-St Petersburg, got to know the city, and saw the sights as part of the cultural programme. The summer school hosted students from nine countries: China, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Germany, Uzbekistan and Russia.

School Ten Thousand Kilometres Away from Home: Students from Thailand at HSE University

HSE University continues to develop its international relations with the best Asian universities. At the request of Thammasat University (Thailand), a special short-term educational programme in ‘Russian Language and Culture’ has been created at the HSE St Petersburg International Office.

HSE University Opens Experimental School for Thai Students

HSE University in St Petersburg continues its strategic programme to develop educational and research ties with universities in the Asia-Pacific region. At the request of Thammasat University (Thailand), a special short-term educational programme in ‘Russian Language and Culture’ has been created at the HSE St Petersburg International Office.

Russian Language: 'One Student's Mess is Another Student's Bliss'

'In fact, the Russian language is very logical and my task is to disclose this to my students', says Alevtina A. Iagodova who has been teaching Russian for over 20 years. At HSE University – St. Petersburg she gives Russian classes to exchange students, organizes a language club, and promotes the Russian culture awareness among foreigners. Recently, she has been invited by the University of Indonesia to lead a workshop in order to share her knowledge and experience of teaching Russian as a foreign language with the local colleagues. Read the full interview to learn more about the language peculiarities, what you should never say to your Russian teacher (until you know each other pretty well), and many more.

American Student in St. Petersburg: Understanding Modern Russia

Addie Bacon, an American student from Smith College, who studies the Russian language and literature in the US. She had spent six months at HSE University St. Petersburg attending ‘Russian, Eurasian, and Post-Soviet Studies Programme’. Before she left to go back home we asked her a few questions about her experience studying and living in Russia.

"Language Lab Club" Has Opened at HSE University – St. Petersburg

The first meeting of Language Lab Club took place on 22 of March. The club is organized by Alevtina Yagodova, senior lecturer at the Department of Foreign Languages at HSE University Saint Petersburg with the help of student volunteers from Erasmus Student Network.