History

The first foreign students appeared at LISI in 1946: those were citizens of Hungary, Romania and Mongolia. In the 1950s, the number of foreign students approached one hundred (primarily citizens of the PRC), and in August 1955, by the order of the rector, the Department of Russian Language was founded.

Its first head was Valentina M. Samkova, Candidate of Philology. In 1962, she was replaced Lidia P. Ivanovskaya, Candidate of Philology, who led the Department for 21 years. Afterward, the department was headed by G. A. Vinogradova, G. I. Kustova, O. P. Agapkina. Since 1987, O. A. Yakovleva has been the head of the Department.

Most teachers of the Department are graduates of the Russian division of the philological faculty of St. Petersburg (Leningrad) State University. Since 1970, when the branch of Russian as a foreign language was opened, its graduates joined the department.

Business trips abroad also contributed to the improvement of the qualification level of the staff. Employees of the Department successfully worked in universities in Bulgaria, India, Italy, Cuba, Mongolia, Poland, Syria, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Yugoslavia.

The composition of students has changed not only quantitatively. Until the early 1990’s, mainly students and postgraduate students from socialist countries and developing countries studied at LISI (altogether, from more than 70 countries). From 1970 to 1991, Summer Russian language courses for Finnish student translators and other citizens operated at LISI on the basis of the Department.

After 1990, a Preparatory Department for foreign students with no knowledge of the Russian language and Russian language courses were established at the department of the Russian language.

In the very beginning of the 1960s, under the leadership of V. M. Samkova, the Department initiated the development of the theme of scientific style of speech. Other topics also were further developed: difficult cases of vocabulary and grammar of the Russian language for foreigners, stylistic features of the Russian language, issues of regional studies, the language of the speciality, the study of Russian literature for a foreign audience, etc.

Since 2000, in connection with the introduction of a new educational standard, the Department has been involved in the publication of a textbook on the Russian language and culture of speech for Russian students of technical universities.

Since 1999, the department is a member of the Russian Society of Teachers of the Russian Language and Literature (ROPRYAL), as well as a collective member of the International Association of Teachers of the Russian Language and Literature (MAPRYAL).

 

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