Why Russian?

Russian is spoken by more than 260 million people in over 40 countries and five continents. 

  • Russian is the international language of aeronautics and space engineering; one of the most important languages required in petroleum engineering; the language of the world-renowned literature, music, and dance. 
  • It is one of the working languages of the United Nations and UNESCO.
  • It is widely used as a lingua franca in Eastern Europe.
  • As Russia is becoming one of the most important clients in tourism, knowledge of Russian is essential for world tourism centers.

As the Russian Language Division, our primary goal is to help students develop their language skills in all four areas (reading, writing, listening, speaking) by considering their individual needs. 

We strive to:

  • Create student-centered learning opportunities,
  • Offer a functional learning environment by promoting students’ critical thinking skills
  • Enrich students’ experiences of learning Russian by drawing attention to its relation to students’ first language(s)
  • Provide students with information based on meaningful learning, not on memorization
  • Activate all four basic skills by taking advantage of communicative language teaching.


General Information 

Elective Russian courses are offered to students enrolled in all faculties, institutes and/or vocational schools of our university, starting from the basic level and targeting an intermediate level (B1).

RUS 101 is at the beginner level, and it is aimed at those who have no knowledge of Russian. Those who will learn Russian for the first time are requested to take this course.

RUS 102 and 201 are not suitable for beginners. Students who think that they have knowledge of Russian and that it is appropriate to enroll in one of these courses need to contact one of the instructors. 

Registrations are made through the Registrar’s Office. 


Поехали! 1, 1.2 Русский язык для взрослых. Начальный (Базовый) курс

Станислав Чернышов, Алла Чернышова



Additional media, including audio and video files, online interactive games, and language learning resources

Ekaterina Bal

E-Mail: baleka@itu.edu.tr