In Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University students from different foreign countries take an obligatory general 4 credit hour Russian course in 1-2 semesters. If students want to learn Russian, they have to register for the course and take the placement test, the level and the number of credit hours are officially written in students’ diploma. Those who take an obligatory Russian course can also take Russian for Specific Purposes.
From 1995, when the university started its work, up to 2013 English, German, Russian and Kyrgyz languages were taught as a foreign language. But in 2013-2014 according to the decision of the Ministry of Education of Kyrgyz Republic Kyrgyz language has become an obligatory subject for all first year students of the university. Therefore the number of the lessons has increased. At the beginning of the same year second Department of Foreign languages was opened in High School of Foreign Languages and four (Kyrgyz, Russian,English, German) Coordinatorships started their work.
In the given coordinatorship English language is obligatory for all students; German is obligatory for some faculties; Russian language is obligatory for all students excep Kyrgyz citizens; and Kyrgyz ;anguage is obligatory for all Kyrgyz citizens.