Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages (MIFL) is one
of the first non-government non-profit institutions
of higher education established in Moscow. In the
early 1990's it was known as the Moscow Teachers Training
Institute of Foreign Languages "Gaudeamus".
The Institute is an officially accredited higher
and post-graduate educational institutionl (State
Accreditation No. 1065).
Chencellor - academician Emma F. Volodarskaya, president
of the Russian Academy of Linguistic Sciences.
The Institute appeared in the response to the Russia's
expanding economic and cultural ties with foreign
countries, the constantly growing interest in foreign
languages and other nation traditions, and the increasing
role of the humanities in the life of the human society
and each individual.
The Institute aims to train highly-skilled experts
in Philology, Linguistics, Economics and Law on the
basis of the best traditions of the Russian science
and education and the latest scientific and educational
achievements. The status of a non-government institution
enables the Institute to attain its aims on an independent
and flexible basis and, at the same time, provide
jobs for a large number of scholars and teachers,
who form a sizeable part of the national intellectual
force, in the sphere of higher education.
The professors and teachers of the Institute successfully
teach, develop new teaching methods and carry out
an extensive research work. The Institute regularly
publishes manuals, monographs, study program and scientific
Together with the Institute of Linguistics, Russian
Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Foreign Languages
publishes journal "Voprosy Filologuii" (Issues of
The Institute works in a close cooperation with UNESCO
in the field of establishing of the international
The key area of the IFL activities is to maintain
close ties with colleges and universities abroad,
and, in the first place, with the Cambridge University
in Great Britain, one of the world's oldest and most
famous institutions of higher education.
In 1997 the IFL became the first Cambridge International
Centre in Russia Cambridge certificates of education
(IGCSE, AICE), which is convincing proof of the institute's
high repute in the authoritative opinion of Cambridge
For students of the English Department, Cambridge
examinations are compulsory. Students of other departments
can take IGCSE and AICE examinations at will.
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Tel : +7 (495) 261-68-66
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