Russian in International Tourist Business


Is Russian your second language? Would like to improve it?
This information is for you!
Russian Language Centre
of Ivanovo State Power Engineering University (ISPEU)
invites you to attend Russian Summer School, 2011
«Russian in International Tourist Business»
(course duration – 14 days)
This course fits best for those, who work in the tourist business abroad and need the knowledge of Russian for business communication and development of sightseeing programs for Russian-speaking tourists. In this course, you will also improve your conversational Russian and get to know the culture and traditions of Russia. Practical trainings, developed by experienced instructors of the course and complemented with visits to museums and exhibit centers of Ivanovo, will contribute to your academic success.  

Russian Language Center
Ivanovo State Power Engineering University
Rabfakovskaya str. 34; Building B; Room 130
Ivanovo, Russia
Bus-stop for public transport in Ivanovo «Energouniversitet»
How to find us (map)
70 academichours. Course duration – 14 days. 7 classes a day.
Each class lasts 45 minutes.
Classes will be held every day from Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – out-of-classroom activities
Beginning and End of the Course:
July, 17 – July 30, 2011 or August, 14 – August, 27
11 000 rubles per person
7 – 15 persons
Course objectives:
-      Russian language for professional communication in tourist business;
-      Advancement of Russian language proficiency for business purposes and everyday communication;
-      Introduction to culture and traditions of Russia.   
Who can apply:
Anyforeigncitizens. Groups will be formed in accordance with the level of your Russian language proficiency. To estimate your proficiency level, we will useyour Application Form Rus / Eng / Fr.
How to apply:
1.   You need to fill out the Application Form Rus / Eng / Fr and send it with a copy of your passport to no later than two months prior to the beginning of the course. You must mail us a copy of the first page of your passport with the date of birth. Your passport must be valid for at least 1.5 years after you enter the Russian Federation.
2.   Scan your passport and send the scanned document to or fax it to (4932) 269-805.
3.   After we receive the above mentioned documents from you, we will send you a copy of Invitation via email. Upon receiving the official Invitation, you must contact the Consulate of the Russian Federation in your country and provide them with the copy of the Invitation to apply for a visa. We can send you the original of the Invitation if necessary.
4.   You must be ready to provide 3 copies of one photograph (3x4 cm.).
5.   When your visa is issued, you must confirm your intention to attend our Course by email or by fax (4932) 269-805.
6.   After you have purchased an airline or a train ticket to Russia, you must notify us about the date, place, and time of your arrival by email or by fax (4932) 269-805. You need to provide us with your arrival information, for example the name of the airport you fly into, the name of the airline, or train number and the city it arrives to, one or two weeks before the date of your arrival. We will be able to meet you in an airport or a train station only if we know your arrival information in advance.
*THIS IS IMPORTANT! You must register in the Department of the Federal Migration Service during your first three days of staying in Russia.
At the end of the course, all students will take a test
By the end of the course, students will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by Ivanovo State Power Engineering University
·        Students will be supplied with all course materials. Audio, and video materials, as well as software applications will also be available at ISPEU.
·        A special feature of the course is an active use of slides, films, and video presentations created by students and ISPEU faculty on various aspects of Russian history and culture.
Contact Information:
Vera Alexandrovna Falina head of the Department of International Students Ivanovo State Power Engineering University
Email:; Phone/ fax: 8 (4932) 269-805
Program of the Course:
The program includes practical trainings in conversational Russian, lectures, and practical trainings in the museums of the city.
Program of Out-of-classroom Activities (not included into the course fee):
·     Tours to the cities of the Golden Ring of Russia (tentative cost is from 600 to 1000 roubles);
·     1-2 day trip to Moscow;
·     Visits to museums and exhibits in Ivanovo;
·     Entertaining program in ISPEU (musical show);
*The Program of Out-of-classroom Activities is tentative and can be altered upon your request.
Lodging and Dining:
·     The students of the Course will stay in ISPEU dormitories and hotels of Ivanovo.
·     Meals will be provided in ISPEU cafeteria, cafes and restaurants of Ivanovo.
Additional Services (not included into the course fee):
·     Medical insurance for a non-resident of Russia costs 780 roubles.
·     We can meet you at an airport in Moscow:
-          by car (3 persons; 1000 roubles per person);
-          by van/ mini bus (12 persons; 600 roubles per person).
·     We can meet you at the railway station in Ivanovo:
-          by taxi (120 roubles);
-          by van/mini bus (15 persons maximum, 300 roubles)
·     When the Course is over, we can take you to an airport in Moscow or the railway station in Ivanovo.
*The given prices are relevant for March 2011. 

Russian Language Centre of Ivanovo State Power Engineering University is offering courses of the Russian Language for residents of foreign countries.
Ivanovo State Power Engineering University (ISPEU) is one of the leading Russian universities, where future industry and engineering system specialists are trained.
ISPEU today is: 10 thousand full- and part-time students; 9 colleges; 38 departments; well-equipped laboratories and computer centers; centers of intensive foreign language learning; Russian-French Center; one of the best libraries in the region; sport center; health center; center for management in quality of education.
ISPEU is one of the oldest higher education establishments in Ivanovo.
Ivanovo is located in the central part of Russia and is one of the cities, which make the famous touristic route “Golden Ring of Russia.” It consists of more than twenty cities including Vladimir, Kostroma, Suzdal, Ivanovo, Yaroslavl, etc. Every city has something to surprise and charm its visitors. All the cities of the Golden Ring of Russia are of cultural and historical importance to the country. Ivanovo is famous not only with its architecture, but also with its textile industry. Today Ivanovo is a large industrial city, which has preserved its cultural and historical identity, and provincial beauty. 
Main Principles of Our Center:
·      Courses are taught to groups of students.
·      Students are supplied with all course materials, and given the opportunity to use university’s audio, video materials, and software applications.
·      All educational programs are developed in accordance with the State Educational Standard of the Russian Federation. Educational programs include educational materials and materials developed by course instructors.
·      By the end of the course, students will improve the level of their Russian proficiency and learn about the culture and traditions of our country.  
Program of the Course
Course Aspects
Number of Hours
Practical Grammar of the Russian Language
26 hours
30 hours
Culture of Russia (lectures)
6 hours
Practical Trainings (museums of the city)
8 hours
70 hours
Schedule of the Course
Days of the Week
Time of Classes
Monday – Friday
from 9.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
from 11.10 a.m. to 12.40 p.m.
from 13.30 p.m. to 15.00 p.m.
from 15.15 p.m. to 16.00 p.m.
Out-of-classroom activities
Out-of-classroom activities
Lodging and Dining
Lodging in the student dormitory of ISPEU
Room Description
Cost per person a day
(in roubles)
185 roubles
Dining in the cafeteria of ISPEU
·         3 meals a day: breakfast, lunch, dinner – 400 roubles a day
·         2 meals a day: breakfast, lunch – 250 roubles a day
*This lodging and dining alternative is convenient because the cafeteria of ISPEU is located on the first floor of the student dormitory. Therefore, you can save your time, and have breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the place where you are staying.
·         Lodging in a hotel, dining in cafes and restaurants of Ivanovo
If you prefer to stay in a hotel with higher level of comfort, we can offer you hotels located not very far from the university.
Price List for Hotel “Soyuz” ***
Room Description
Cost per day (in roubles)
from 3100 roubles
Price List for Hotel “Sovietskaya”
Room Description
Cost per day (in roubles)
+ 25% for booking
from 1100 roubles
from 1680 roubles
Price List for Hotel “Tourist”
Room Description
Cost per day (in roubles)
from 1700 roubles
from 1900 roubles
Contact Information
For more information about our courses, please, contact us at:
Russian Language Centre
Ivanovo State Power Engineering University
Rabfakovskaya str., 34
Phone: 8 (4932) 269-864
Fax: 8 (4932) 269-805