The Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages / Moscow State Linguistic University

Why MSLU?

Facts & Figures

  • The Moscow State Linguistic University (MSLU) is one of the top Russian universities for linguistics and language education. 
  • MSLU students receive instruction in Russian and two foreign languages – at present, students may choose from an option of 36 different languages. 
  • More than three-quarters of all MSLU teaching staff have PhDs or other advanced degrees. 
  • MSLU produces some two hundred scholarly publications per year, including research monographs, manuals and textbooks. 
  • MSLU scholars have developed unique teaching and research software tools, such as Lingua, Glossa, Spectr 121, Signal-Inyaz, Intonograph. 
  • MSLU scholars regularly win grants from the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, Russian Science Foundation, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Russian Foundation for Research in the Humanities and other bodies. 
  • MSLU has four classroom buildings and one administrative building. 
  • MSLU semi-catering four halls of residence are all located in central Moscow. 
  • MSLU can boast brand-new on-site fitness facilities for MSLU students and teaching staff. 
  • A recreational sports camp in Ostashevo, a picturesque location 110 km away from Moscow is at the students’ disposal for winter and summer holidays. 
  • MSLU has a lot to offer to sport and theatre enthusiasts: three student theatres which perform in English, Russian and French, a choir Musica Linguae, football and volleyball teams and much more. 

                    Let’s ask our students who are studying towards an MA (Linguistics) for their opinions on their MSLU experience

                    Vera:

                    MSLU doesn’t just give you a language to speak. It gives you a whole new world of ideas to speak about and, most important, the right people to speak to.

                    Dasha:

                    MSLU is a constant joyful challenge. This University didn’t only give me excellent knowledge and broadened my horizons – it has literally formed my personality. Inspiring professors have completely changed my way of thinking: they’ve taught me to be bold, stress-resistant and self-confident. This place turns hard-working students into confident specialists with multiple skills who can cope with any task with dignity. I’m absolutely sure that at the end of my studies I will be able to say proudly I CAN DO ANYTHING!

                    Julie:

                    When I was at school, I thought of MSLU as of a Hogwarts for language lovers where you don’t just learn languages but make them an essential part of your life. Having studied here for five years, I can safely say that this university surpassed all my expectations. I am now convinced that if you want to study under the guidance of the best language teachers in Russia, travel round the world and feel at home even when you are abroad, enjoy your university years to the full and have an interesting and rewarding job in the future, then MSLU is definitely the place for you.

                    Vadim:

                    I first came here on a MSLU Open Day when I was sixteen. A quick tour around the historical site was enough for me to realise this university would be an inspiring place to study. It was indeed here that I fell in love... twice! My first love was English, followed by Italian.