Second Language Teaching and Pedagogical Design in Digital Environments
The EdTech market is rapidly growing and includes various areas from the development of online courses to the launch of tutoring apps. The program “Second Language Teaching and Pedagogical Design in Digital Environments” is aimed at training experts who will create competitive educational products considering the basics of pedagogical design and digital technologies in teaching. An important advantage is that students are constantly improving their knowledge of English by communicating during the learning process. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to teach Russian or English using digital technologies, create their own educational product in the field of teaching foreign languages, promote it on social networks and conduct an expert assessment of the effectiveness of teaching in an online environment.
The program is aimed at training specialists in the field of pedagogical design and creating learning materials in a digital environment based on a competency-based approach. It integrates advanced digital learning media and tools including MOOCs, blended learning, flipped classroom, immersive learning using augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). You will receive assortment of opportunities to choose a professional trajectory while participating in semester projects. Students are English-speaking international learning environment and Study visits to partner companies and organizations.
The key advantages of the program
Individual learning path
Together with partner organizations, we form a scientific and educational track for each student in accordance with their level of training and interests, which allows them to focus on practical work as much as possible and gain the necessary knowledge in disciplines to increase expertise in the field of creating an educational product. A great advantage is the program’s focus on the pedagogical design of training courses and materials: students study the basis for creating any educational product (lesson, intensive, long-term course), explore different approaches to learning, including working with students with special needs, develop an assessment system according to international standards and choose key digital tools for the implementation of their projects. Students also learn how to promote educational products in an online environment. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is a broad specialist, who has the competencies of a teacher, methodologist, designer and marketer.
The program combines flipped classroom approach and blended learning method, involving experts to conduct master classes and specialized intensive courses, using gamification and other techniques for immersion in the material and obtaining soft skills.
The system of supervision and support of students
Training with the best Russian and international EdTech expert teachers allows students to get access to the best practices and research in the field of education, get practical advice and insights for their projects.
Building a portfolio from scratch
A practice-oriented approach in teaching allows students to gain knowledge through the development of their own projects based on NUST MISIS. Starting from the first days of studies, students determine the subject of their online course and its target audience, create a teaching methodology and test different hypotheses. At the end of the program, students design an online course in English, which can be launched both in the Russian environment and internationally. Since the courses are initially prepared under the order of partner companies of the university, the probability of employment right after graduation is very high. The experience of creating a real online course is an excellent addition to the graduate’s portfolio.
Cross-cultural community of students
The English-language program brings together students from different countries, which makes it possible to form cross-cultural project groups and unite students with different professional experience. The principle of mutual learning and working on joint tasks contribute to the development of new ideas and creative projects, and a high level of English language skills motivates students to get out of their comfort zone.
in the field of linguistics, foreign language teaching, intercultural communication and media production.
Research project is a continuous process lasting through the whole period of study. It is based on three stages:
Fundamental training via core and required courses:
Theories of Intercultural Communication
Methods of Linguistic Analysis
Academic Research and Writing
Lifelong Learning and Personal Efficiency
Courses of the program:
Methods and Techniques for Language Teaching
Learning Theory and Language Acquisition
Assessment Methods and Design
Online Marketing for Educational Products
Elective courses, that depend on the choice of language:
English Language Structure English
Course Design in Digital Environment
Material Design in Digital Environment
Gamification and Game-Based Learning
English Language Perspectives (for students who have Russian as their native language)
Russian Language Perspectives (for international students)
elective disciplines enable students to tailor the program to their needs
English Language Structure
Text Theory (English)
Material Design in Digital Environment (English)
Gamification and Game-Based Learning
Course Design in Digital Environment (English)
English Language Awareness
Russian Language Structure
Text Theory (Russian)
Material Design in Digital Environment (Russian)
Course Design in Digital Environment (Russian)
Russian Language Awareness
Student opportunities and employment
Students participate in conferences and case championships. Graduates of the program work as experts in the field of modern educational technologies, as well as methodologists of online and offline materials, corporate trainers, designers of training programs for professional training using digital technologies. Among the partners of the program; Cambridge University Press, Britannia Holding, Skolkovo Innovation Center, Sberbank School 21, EF Education First international language center.
PhD, Deputy Head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Communication Technologies, Head of Linguistics
Assistant of the Department of foreign languages and communication technologies, master of applied linguistics
PhD in History, Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages and Communication Technologies
Assistant of the Department of Foreign Languages and Communication Technologies
Senior Lecturer of the Department of Foreign Languages and Communication Technologies
Program Producer, Assistant of the Department of Foreign Languages and Communication Technologies
Cambridge University Press
Skolkovo Innovation Center
EF Education First
Leading specialized universities
When do you start accepting new applications?
We start considering new applications for the next admission year in October. First interviews initiate in February and are conducted on a weekly basis till the end of July.
What documents are required to apply?
You are requested to submit the following admission documents:
A scanned copy of the passport biographical page with the Notarized translation into Russian language;
A scanned copy of the Bachelor diploma and Transcript with the notarized translation into Russian language;
The Statement on standard medical form indicating no contraindications for studying in Russia, with note on results of HIV test with notarized translation into Russian language.
The Medical Certificate is expected to have the statements of the following medical specialists: therapist, surgeon, neurologist, otorhinolaryngologist, ophthalmologist, as well as the results of RW blood test and ECG.
To register for the interview it is enough to submit the originals of your passport bio-page and your Diploma with transcript as well as your motivation letter and CV in English.
What is the entrance exam?
The entrance exam is organized online in the form of interview. You will be expected to answer several questions related to the subject area. To get prepared use examination content at the top of the page.
What is minimum admission score?
To get enrolled a candidate has to score at list 40 points during the interview.
What is the application deadline?
New applications are accepted till August 8. Keep in mind that this is also the deadline to submit the complete admission documents pack with notarized translations.
How can I apply?
You need to fill out the application form via “Apply now” button.
How can I get scholarship?
Scholarships are available via Russian Governmental Scholarship program. Visit future-in-russia.com for more information. You can also take part in the International Competition ‘Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project’ for prospective Master’s students.
How much does this program cost?
Tuition fee is 270 200 rubles per the 1st year and 263 100 rubles per the 2nd year (relevant for 2022/23 academic year).
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