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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
    Saint Petersburg State University

  • 1997

    Bachelor's in Philology
    Saint 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 (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)


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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.