Stanislav Chernyshov, author of ‘Let's go! Poekhali!’ Russian language textbook for foreigners, will deliver an open lecture in Moscow

19 December

01 12 2017 meryThe lecture will open a new discussion project at RANEPA Contemporary Russian Language Center.

Stanislav Chernyshov, the author of the most popular textbook of Russian as a foreign language (RFL), ‘Let's go! Poekhali!,’ a professor at the Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz (University of Graz), director of the St. Petersburg language school will deliver a lecture, The Russian Challenge: New Insights and Old Misconceptions, on December 19 at the RANEPA RFL Center.

“This lecture will be my answer to three important questions: how postmodernism works in educational literature; what cultural code should be conveyed through language textbooks; and what to do in the classroom,” Mr. Chernyshov said.

The Russian Challenge is the first event as part of the new discussion project of the RANEPA Contemporary Russian Language Center.

Debates on the most effective formats Russian and other languages ​​are taught today have been on for a long time. There are plenty of methodologies on the market, but which of them work best in the modern world, after people’s thinking has changed?

“Therefore, we decided to organize a platform for an exchange of views among the RFL community,” explains Yelizaveta Kurganova, director of Contemporary Russian Language Center. “We will begin with a few opinion lectures from the authors of the brightest teaching methodologies, and follow up with a large international industry conference.”

“The lecture will be in English precisely because we would like to involve colleagues from universities and language centers around the world in RFL teaching. We will support it with a live streaming. I think these discussions will be of interest to a fairly wide audience,” she added.

The lecture will take place in RANEPA medialoft, in Room 22 at 11 Prechistenskaya Embankment.

Admission is free, but preliminary registration is required because seats are limited.


The live broadcast will be available on the Moscow School of Public Policy FB page and RANEPA YouTube account.

Contacts of the organizers:

+7 (925) 682 52 79,


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