The Department was established on September 1, 1991 as the Department of the Russian Language. The name was changed in 2009.

Head of the Department - Olha P. Sydorenko, PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor.

The Department of Language Training for Foreign Citizens provides studying of the Ukrainian and Russian languages as foreign languages for foreign students at the Training Department and all faculties of SumDU.

Education is provided according to educational standards in language training for foreign citizens determined by programmes in the Ukrainian and Russian languages as foreign, approved and recommended by Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. The programmes are created according to communicative needs of different categories of foreign citizens who get higher education at Ukrainian higher educational institutions.

Lecturers of the Department provide language training for participants of the Training Department of the International Education Center and for foreign students of Medical Institute, Faculty of Technical Systems and Energy Efficient Technologies, Faculty of Economics and Management, Faculty of Foreign Philology and Social Communications, as well as it provides the Russian language training for postgraduate foreign students.

Contact Us:

2, Rymskogo-Korsakova st., Sumy 4007

Main Building, Room 802

Tel: (0542) 68-44-09

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Official web-site of the Department:

Sumy State University,
116, Kharkivska st., 40007 Sumy, Ukraine,

Main Building, Floor 7 (Room 712)

E-mail: [email protected]

Tel: +38 0542 335273



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