TOMSK, Oct 23 – RIA Tomsk. More than 120 foreigners
from far abroad in 2020 began to study the Russian language and
specialized disciplines in online courses of the Pre-courses Department
of Tomsk State University (TSU), the press service of the university
said on Friday.
Earlier it was reported that since March
2020, the Russian Federation has suspended air and rail links with a
number of countries of the near and far abroad. In particular,
transportation with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the countries of Central
Asia was suspended. In this regard, the academic year for foreign
students at the universities of Tomsk began remotely.
to the dean of the Pre-courses Department of TSU Daria Tarakanova,
quoted by the press service, their courses went online in March, but
this did not prevent foreign students from successfully completing their
studies and entering TSU for basic educational programs. In the new
academic year, due to the current epidemiological situation, courses are
also held online.
"Despite the fact that not a single
student was able to come to Tomsk due to the epidemiological situation,
125 people from far abroad are currently studying in eleven groups.
These are future bachelors, masters and postgraduate students. They are
taught by teachers of Russian as a foreign language. The courses are
planned until the end of June, but will be extended if necessary", – the
© РИА Томск. Таисия Воронцова
It is explained that a program for two
groups of Chinese students started on September 1. At the moment, they
managed to complete an adaptation course and now they are preparing to
enter the university. On October 1, a Russian language course began for
residents of Ghana, Indonesia, Morocco, the Republic of Chad, Peru,
Mongolia, China, Laos, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Colombia, Ecuador, Algeria, El
Salvador, Uganda, India, Korea.
Lectures are held on Zoom
and on Chinese platforms for conducting webinars, independent work is
carried out in Moodle and with the help of TSU's MOOC (Massive Open
Online Course) in Russian. After completing the training program,
students will need to take a test in the Russian language and entrance
examinations in core subjects for admission to TSU or another university
in Russia, the report said.