• Belarus
    • Minsk


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Oct 24, 2018
Feb 09, 2022
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About Program

MSLU started the Division of Russian as a Foreign Language in 1979, and has since taught many thousands of students from over 100 different countries around the world. MSLU offers course for international students in both the Russian and Belarusian languages, as well as a Belarusian prep course so that students will be able to transition into Belarusian universities.

Language courses are taught both in groups and in individual student sessions, taking into consideration the proficiency of those involved, maximizing results with both traditional and modern teaching techniques. Sign up today with MSLU's Division of Russian as a Foreign Language to perfect your Russian or Belarusian language skills!

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No, I don't recommend this program

Good professors, but so unorganized it stifles learning

The professors in Minsk Linguistic University are really good and always try their best, but it feels that the administration is actively working against them and the students. Foreign students are treated as cash cows, and any complain you have will be met with derision and gaslighting unless you throw a fit. I've seen students asking to be moved to a different group because of their level and being refused, saying that they had done a level test and couldn't move just willy-nilly. And I've seen students saying that they were paying for the classes and demanded to be moved to be close to a friend, and the university just giving in. In the summer, that happened at least one a week, meaning there were always people coming and going from the group, and a lot of frustration over the way the university awards bad behaviour. At one point, a student became part of my group even though he had tested much lower, and would shout at the teacher whenever he didn't understand what was going on, forcing the prof to constantly have to stop and deal with him. Our productivity (by chapters of text book Zhili byli done by week) felt by over 50%, all students complained repeatedly, and the administration refused to do anything about it, saying that he has paid for the classes, as if the rest of us hadn't. They kept saying that whoever was unhappy could move, until we decided that we would all move together then, which they then tried to forbid. Situations like that were very common here.

What would you improve about this program?
Listen to feedback from students instead of feeling attacked, and definitely stop gaslighting and mocking students when they have a complaint. It should be the bare minimum.
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