Department of English Philology, Nordic languages and Language Pedagogy

Address: Smolny Buyan Str., 7, Room 306, 301
phone: (8182) 21-61-00, extension 24-31, 24-36

General information and activity profile

Department of English Philology, Nordic languages and Language Pedagogy is a structural unit of the Higher school of Humanities, Social Sciences and International communication within "Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M. V. Lomonosov", it accomplishes educational, methodological, research and organizational work.

The Department was established in 2013 on the basis of the Department of English language and the Department of Modern languages and Foreign Language Teaching, which were the structural units of the Foreign Languages Department of Pomor State University. In 2017 it embraced the Department of Nordic Languages and International Academic Communication.

Now it is home to a team of teaching and research staff, who teach on Bachelor’s, Master’s and Post-graduate programmes.

The collaborative research theme of the department is “Multilingualism through the perspective of globalization and cross-cultural encounters”.

Students in the department are taught by experienced Russian practitioners as well as invited foreign lecturers. They receive a thorough foreign language preparation, which allows them to find broad professional opportunities upon graduation.


Elena Triapitcyna, Head of the Department, Candidate of science (PhD in Linguistics), Assistant professor, e-mail:

Main disciplines

  • Practical Course of the English language,
  • Practical Course of the second foreign language (English, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish),
  • Theoretical courses in Lexicology,
  • Grammar and Stylistics of the English language,
  • Cross-cultural communication,
  • Regional Studies of the UK, the USA and Nordic countries;
  • Foreign language in business communication,
  • Literature and culture of the studied foreign language,
  • Linguistics for Education,
  • Methods of teaching foreign languages,
  • Course design and Materials’ Development, and others.

Educational programmes implemented by the Department:

Bachelor level

45.03.02 Linguistics: «Theory and practice of intercultural communication»

44.03.05 Teacher education: «Foreign language (1) and Foreign language (2)»

Master level

45.04.02 Linguistics: «Master’s in Applied Linguistics: Teaching English as a Foreign Language» (in English)


44.06.01 — Teaching and pedagogical sciences: «Theory and methodology of professional education»

Updated 19.11.2021