Graduation qualification thesis on the topic «Text and text categories in teaching Russian as a Foreign Language. Project textbook for foreign students of philological faculty» includes 124 pages of the main text, 2 tables and 89 sources. The dissertation is devoted to teaching Russian as a foreign language. The object of the research is the methodological aspect of studying text categories in teaching Russian as a foreign language. The subject of the research is the teaching of text categories in the aspect of teaching Russian as a foreign language, which contributes to the development of skills of writing independent texts, studying and searching reading. The aim of the work demonstrates that text and text categories can be used to develop student’s speech culture and skills at working with authentic texts. The first chapter reveals the features of the text and text categories in the modern linguistics of the text, the role of the text in teaching Russian as a foreign language. The second chapter is a project textbook for foreign students of philological faculty, which presents the structure of working with text and text categories. The research material is based on the works of Russian and foreign scientists in the field of text theory (linguistics), methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language. The dissertation is intended for students and master degree of philological faculty, teachers of Russian as a foreign language, readers who are interested in studying Russian language.