Dear specialists in Russian philology, Russian language teachers in universities and schools!


We would like to invite you to the conference "Russian language and culture in the areas of science and education In Europe: problems and prospects" on behalf of the "International Mother Tongue Association" ( The Conference is financially supported by the "Russkiy Mir" Foundation.

The conference will be held on November 16, 2013 at the Department of Slavonic Studies of the University of Fribourg .

Address : Université de Fribourg, Miséricorde, Av. de l'Europe 20, 1700 Fribourg

Current event is aimed to develop Russian language and culture teaching programs for Switzerland/Europe/other parts of the world and Russian language testing and teaching programs for bilingual children and adults.

The purpose of the project is to increase interest in Russian language, literature and culture in Switzerland and Europe , to combine teaching expertise of Russian and European specialists in Russian philology.

The program of the Conference is divided into four sections .

We welcome your participation and presentation in one of the sections.

In the framework of the conference there will be held an exhibition of new books  from leading Russian publishers: "Drofa", "Zlatoust ", "Russian language . Courses ", "Juventa"

The conference is organized by:

International Mother Tongue Association / Training and Education Centre " Matryoshka", member of MAPRYAL

Department of Slavonic Studies of the University of Fribourg.

The Conference is supported by:

"Russkiy Mir" Foundation , Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bern , the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States "Rossotrudnichestvo", MAPRYAL.

Travel and accommodation expenses are paid by the participants. Organizers of the conference will provide assistance and support in accommodation search (about 100 Eur/day), help with travel arrangements to Fribourg .

Organizational fee CHF 25, - / 25 Swiss Francs .

Please confirm your participation by sending a request and indicate the topic of your presentation before October 10, 2013 to:, project manager Ludmila Sankovа


We will be glad to answer your questions.

Looking forward to seeing you,

President of the International Mother Tongue Association

O.V. Alexandre

Tel .: +41-43-268-9003