Second Language Teaching and Pedagogical Design in Digital Environments

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Master’s Program Second Language Teaching and Pedagogical Design in Digital Environments is designed for you, if:

  • you pursue a career in teaching languages;
  • you aim to be a leader in digital technologies;
  • you are eager to be an innovator in the world of education;
  • you seek an opportunity to upgrade your skills and develop unique teaching materials;
  • you appreciate an increasing demand in designing and promoting your copyright courses.

The Program will equip you with the academic knowledge and practical skills required for being a successful teacher in the 21st century professional environment. You will have two options — Russian or English as a medium of instruction, depending on your pre-selected teaching major. You will be prepared to create your own teaching materials and courses for various target groups in digital environments. Our alumni will be able to apply effective strategies and design tailor-made online courses. They will acquire the graphic design skills for business and academic purposes.

The Program draws on the experience of National University of Science and Technology ’MISIS’ in designing state-of-the-art academic programs and hosting major conferences on new educational technologies in partnership with leading Russian and international experts.

The Program offers a variety of master-classes held by renowned experts in areas of interest. The final semester is dedicated to research and project work related to the Master’s Thesis and completing an internship module designed to enhance and further develop professional skills.

We welcome candidates with the B2 level in English plus B1 in Russian (ТРКИ-1) if applying for a qualification in Russian language teaching (РКИ).


To be admitted as a regular graduate student to the two-year Master’s Program at NUST MISIS, an applicant must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

Applications are processed and considered in accordance with the general procedures outlined on the website.

The deadline to submit the application for Fall term is August 10. However, international students are strongly encouraged to apply by July 15.

Admission is open to Russian and international students and includes an individual online interview. Please see HERE. (220.4 KB)

Learning Outcomes

The master’s program is designed to prepare teachers with expertise in the following fields:

  • teaching English/ Russian as a second language using smart technologies;
  • designing learning materials and courses in digital environments;
  • conducting research to enhance teaching practices.

Degree Requirements

To graduate from the program, you must successfully complete 120 credit hours, including required and elective courses, research activities, the internship, the thesis presentation and defense. Students will be enrolled for 30 credits per term.

Upon completion of the degree requirements, the graduate will receive a Russian State Diploma and a European Diploma Supplement.

Required Courses

  • Theories of Intercultural Communication
  • General Linguistics
  • Quantitative Linquistics
  • Academic Research and Writing
  • Lifelong Learning and Personal Efficiency
  • Public Speaking
  • Methods and Techniques for Language Teaching
  • Learning Theory and Language Acquisition
  • Assessment Methods and Design
  • Graphic Design and Media Production
  • Special Education
  • E-learning Ecologies

Elective Courses

  • English Language Structure English / Russian Language Structure
  • Text Theory (English) / Text Theory (Russian)
  • Material Design in Digital Environment (English) /Material Design in Digital Environment (Russian)
  • Gamification and Game-Based Learning /Learner-Centred Environment
  • Course Design in Digital Environment (English) / Course Design in Digital Environment (Russian)
  • English Language Awareness / Russian Language Awareness

Optional courses are offered in addition to the core curriculum*:

  • Intensive Russian;
  • Russian History & Culture;
  • Contemporary European and Russian Literature;
  • Preparation for TKT (Teacher Knowledge Test), etc.

*Optional courses are provided at an additional fee.


Personal Contacts

For support in registration, accommodation or any questions about the admission, please contact the International Master’s Programs Admissions Office:

119049, Russia, Moscow, Leninsky Prospect, 6, office G-369

+7 499 230-24-09

For detailed information on the education program, please contact the Program Director, Associate Professor Ekaterina Shchaveleva:

119049, Russia, Moscow, Leninsky Prospect, 4, office B-1045

007 495 955 00 51