Language of “International Relations” Major in the Classroom with International Students

Document Type : Research Article


1 Kazan Federal University

2 Xi’an International Studies University



Currently, non-linguistic majors have begun to attract more and more international students who come to Russia to receive higher education, including in the area of ​​International Relations. In this case, studies of the Russian language as a means of mastering the chosen university major is a prerequisite for the educational process. The paper provides evidence for importance of teaching the language of the university major to international students (non-linguists); the object and subject of the study are denoted; research methodology is described; the purpose, goals and novelty of the study are presented. A scientific literature review resulted in the summary of general principles and methods of teaching Russian as a language of the university major to international students. Having studied a number of educational materials, the authors set forth the features of the best workbook for future experts in international affairs, such as a clear structure of units, a variety of activities, visibility of the learning material, and, most importantly - the connection of language materials with the students’ major. The paper shows the structure, purpose, and advantages of the sample unit "International organizations" designed on the basis of these criteria. Examples of assignments are given, principles adopted by authors in designing the unit and objectives of different assignments are explained. The results and summary are presented in the conclusion. Prospects for further research in this area are outlined.


Volume 10, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Applied Linguistics Issues (ALI 2019) July 19-20, 2019, Saint Petersburg, Russia
This special issue of the journal includes papers published in the spirit of academic support of the conference and so they did not go through the review process defined by the journal.
July 2019
Pages 862-869