Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics has launched the e-learning version of its pre-university course that makes the program accessible for learners all over the globe.
This week marked the launch of the 2020 pre-university course at TUSUR University for 36 learners from 9 countries around the world. Of them, 16 represent Cote d’Ivoire, the rest come from Vietnam, Mongolia, Madagascar, Nigeria, India, Syria, Cameroon, and Algeria.
The academic year 2020/21 proved a challenge for the University faculty that required them to adopt new approaches in preparation for the classes. Russian language instruction will be delivered with the aid of e-learning technologies via the TUSUR distance learning platform until the travel ban is lifted and the learners are able to travel to Tomsk for face-to-face classes.
To ensure that acquisition of the Russian language via distance learning becomes a fun and efficient experience, a large volume of learning media has been adapted for the digital environment. While studying a completely new language online will certainly be a challenge, TUSUR teachers are confident that every part of the process is designed to help learners succeed and prepare for enrollment next year.
The main objective of the TUSUR pre-university course is to train learners who enroll without any knowledge of Russian to enable them to apply to degree programs offered by Russian universities just a year later. In addition to Russian, the pre-university course includes special subjects that will be required for their engineering degree: mathematics, physics, computer science, etc.