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PLEKHANOVRussian University
of Economics

Founded in 1907

About the Department

Department of Foreign Languages №1 was formed in September 2007 from the Center of language training as a result of structural changes in PRUE.


In September 2011, it was introduced in the humanitarian Training Center of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.


At the department of foreign languages № 1 teachers, who have passed the professional international exams and are participating in international conferences and grants, are working. The department is actively introducing and using the latest interactive technologies in teaching foreign languages.


The department provides training in English, German and French.


Department of foreign languages has a № 1 richest partnerships and cooperates with the related departments of the Moscow State University, Higher School of Economics, University of Finance, Budget and Treasury Academy and other Russian Universities. Also, the department cooperates with Cambridge University Press, Pearson, Macmillan, British Council, Education First, Goethe Institute, examination centers of IELTS Life Skills. Partners contribute to professional development of teachers through workshops, conferences, seminars and presentations are conducted by highly qualified methodologists, authors of textbooks and international examiners.


The department conducts active extracurricular work. Week of foreign languages at PRUE, all-Moscow Competition presentations in English "Business in Russia" all-Russian Internet Olympiad «Towards British Culture​", postgraduate and student conference in foreign languages, foreign language Olympiads, meetings with the staff of the British Council, representatives of foreign publishing houses, visit the Library for Foreign Literature, and many other activities have become traditional for the department.


Research and teaching staff of the department consists of 51 teachers, among them assistant professors and candidates of sciences.


In total 51 people:


1   - Head of Department, Associate Professor, Ph.D.

12 - Associate Professors, Ph.D.

3   - Associate Professors without a degree

31 - Senior Lecturers

4   - Teachers

Irina Ekareva, head of department, associate professor, candidate of historical sciences.


The department conducts training   

- students and undergraduates of general economic, financial faculties, business faculties, marketing and management and distance learning (in all directions and OPP of these faculties); 

- postgraduate students and employees of all departments of the university, are who are preparing to passing of a candidate minimum exams.