The English Language Office (ELO) supports English Teaching and American Studies programs in Russia and conducts a wide variety of activities related to training, methodology, specialists, and materials. We also support the participation of Russian scholars and teachers in professional U.S. Studies and English teaching programs abroad. The Public Affairs Section provides information about American history, society and culture, and supports U.S. studies programs at Russian universities and schools in order to promote a better understanding of the United States.

English Language Fellow exchange program, a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, provides highly qualified teacher trainers and teachers of English as a foreign language to Russian institutions.

ELF Host Institution Guidelines

English Language Specialist Program, a program within the U.S. Department of State English Language Programs Office, provides training for schools, universities and other academic institutions conducted by American academics in the fields of English as a Foreign Language and Applied Linguistics to schools and universities on a short term basis. Workshops, seminars and conference keynotes on topics such as curriculum development, teacher training and education, textbook development, English for Specific Purposes, and program evaluation can all be facilitated by these American experts.

English Access Program provides a foundation of English language skills to motivated economically disadvantaged teenagers through two years of after school instruction and intensive summer sessions.

Advance through Vocational English Program is a nine-month post-initiated program for underemployed 18-30 year olds motivated to learn vocational English and interested in developing their computer, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills.  To visit Russia Advance FB page, go to