The book covers theoretical questions of teaching methods of Russian as a foreign language, important problems of the study, language teaching techniques. Unlike other teacher resources on methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language, the book includes the following chapters: "Sociolinguistic principles of teaching Russian as a foreign language", "Lingua-culturology", "Intercultural Communication", "Stylistics", "Innovative technologies in methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language". Theoretical material is illustrated with the examples of practical exercises for foreigners, learning Russian.
The book has been written by the group of professors of the Intercultural Communication Department at the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, who founded one of the leading St. Petersburg scientific schools on "Intercultural Education" (registered in 2013).
The book is designed for students, graduates, postgraduates, teachers of Russian as a foreign language, and those, attending the advanced training courses.