The two-year master’s programme prepares to teach Russian as a foreign language. Upon completion of the programme, the graduates acquire knowledge and skills that meet the requirements of contemporary philological and pedagogical sciences and needs of teaching Russian as a foreign language; the graduates can apply the acquired knowledge and skills in teaching students of different age groups who speak other mother tongues and represent various cultures. You can find the list of courses for the programme via this link.
This programme is aimed at developing the subject and multicultural competences, communicative, methodological, reflective, managerial-administrative, and entrepreneurial skills. It also forms and supports the professional identity of a future teacher. The programme includes traditional as well as innovative philological and pedagogical courses created by leading specialists of the University of Tartu. During the pedagogical internship, students acquire real-life experience of teaching Russian as a foreign language to a mixed age group of non-native speaker students with various cultural backgrounds.
The learning outcomes of this programme presuppose that a graduate:
1) is familiar with the modern linguistic vocabulary system, has a profound theoretical knowledge of structure and grammar of the Russian language and capable to apply this knowledge in teaching;
2) has mastered the basic methods of linguistic analysis of language units such as: sound analysis,
morphological analysis, analysis of word combinations, simple and compound sentence analysis, etc;
3) keeps track of changes in modern Russian;
4) has acquired the knowledge of certain aspects of the Russian national culture and can utilize it as a source of the teaching material and can evaluate language phenomena in the context of national culture;
5) is capable to predict and prevent typical errors related to the mother tongue of their students (English) on the basis of knowledge of the Russian and English language;
6) speaks Estonian at the A1 level;
7) is capable to work in groups online and offline under a supervision of a teacher
The dormitory of Narva College is situated in the new building, which is shared with the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences. The building is unique in its layout and ergonomics: the first floor is concrete and the remaining three are made out of wood. The lower space of the dormitory houses a swimming pool. The prices vary between 125 and 250 EUR. Please, keep in mind that only the Kerese 14 building is in Narva, the rest of the dormitories are situated in Tartu. You can visit the website of our dormitory via this link.
For those preferring a lower-budget options, the College has an agreement with the Sillamäe vocational school (the city is situated in 20 km from Narva). The Sillamäe dormitory has also been renovated quite recently, but has a stricter set of rules, as its primary inhabitants (the vocational school students) are younger than 18. The prices for this dormitory start from 30 EUR. You can reach Narva via regular, free of charge busses from Sillamäe.
Concerning the accommodation in town, it is possible to rent a single room apartment for 50-100 EUR. A standard price for a two-room apartment is around 150 EUR. However, utilities are usually also covered by a tenant and vary approximately from 30-50 EUR in summer and 60-100 EUR in winter. The final utility costs depend on your consumer habits.