Summer School of the Udmurt Language 2020

Finno-Ugric Studies: Trip to Finno-Ugria: Language and verbal culture of the Udmurts

Summer School of the Udmurt Language 2017

Summer Udmurt language course has been held since 2001. Participants from many European countries (Hungary, Finland, Germany etc.) as well as from the USA and Japan used to come to Udmurtia to learn Udmurt language and to get acquainted with the culture of the Udmurts. There are also a lot of participants from other regions of Russia alongside with foreign listeners.

The course programme is flexible including beginners level and intermediate level. Teachers with great experience of work with foreign students and deep knowledge of several foreign languages who used to learn languages abroad are invited for this course. Practical course of Udmurt language comprises 56 teaching hours both for beginners and intermediate learners.

In the frames of course programme lectures on Folklore and Literature of the Udmurt people are delivered to the listeners in English language (in total 10 teaching hours). Different ways of teaching are used during the course. Students have an opportunity to visit different museums, exhibition, publishing houses of Udmurt newspaper and magazine, towns of Udmurtia. They also can meet outstanding representatives of Udmurt people, take part in national festivals, which are held during the course period. Real professionals, masters of arts and crafts organise master-classes (in total 24 teaching hours) on different kinds of art weaving, embroiding, beekeeping, making ceramics, cooking dishes of national cuisine. Students are also taught national dances they learn Udmurt songs and have a chance to play national musical instruments.

At weekends, after hard work in the classroom, foreign students accompanied by Udmurt students go to the village and stay in Udmurt students families. It gives foreign students a chance practice their Udmurt language to see and feel modern Udmurt culture from its inside. At weekends students also attend National culture centers where they can take part in different national rituals and wear national costumes.

Place of holding

Udmurt State University (city of Izhevsk , Russia)


6.07.20 — 25.07.20

Target group

People from all over the world excited to acquire new cross-cultural experiences and extend their linguistic perspectives through immersion in a unique multinational social environment.

Key concepts

Udmurt language, the Udmurts, Finno-Ugric people, history, traditions, beliefs, modern cultural environment

Language of instruction

English, Udmurt, Russian, Finnish, Hungarian

Number of students

6–10 (min-max)


4 ECTS Credits

Course fee

22 000 RUR (≈ 300 €) (tuition fee, breakfast, lunch)

2800* RUR (≈ 40 €) (cultural programme)

2100* RUR (≈ 30 €) (accommodation fee)

*might be changed

Travel to Izhevsk and back, and dinners are not included

Special offers for groups

  • Organize a group of 3-5 students - get free intensive course of the Russian language and lunch.
  • Organize a group of 6-8 students - get free intensive course of the Russian language, lunch, and accommodation.

Objective and programme in brief

PDFUdmurt language summer school 2020

Application procedure

filled out «Trip to Finno-Ugria» Application, copy of international passport

Application deadline

EU citizens: June 15, 2020
Non EU citizens: May 30, 2020


Dmitriy Efremov

phone: + 7(3412) 916–197, (3412) 916–166


Institute of Udmurt Philology, Finno-Ugric Studies and Journalism

1, ul. Universitetskaya

426034 Izhevsk

Udmurt Republic



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