Russian Language Winter School
ASPIRANTUM - School of languages and cultures invites international participants to participate in the Russian language winter school organized from December 5 to December 30, 2022, in Yerevan, Armenia.
The testimonials of ASPIRANTUM Russian language summer and winter school alumni are available here: https://aspirantum.com/testimonials
2022 Russian language 28 days of winter school will help the participants to master skills in written and oral modern Russian skills, read and interpret Russian texts from different periods, and rapidly deepen their knowledge of colloquial Russian.
The Russian language winter school offers 80 hours of intensive Russian language classes during 20 days of teaching (from Monday to Friday each week). Every day the participants will receive Russian language instruction for 4 hours. The classes start in the mornings or at noon, and the schedule is the following:
09:00 (14:00) - 10:00 (15:00) - Russian language class
10:00 (15:00) - 10:10 (15:10) - Coffee Break
10:10 (15:10) - 11:10 (16:10) - Russian language class
11:10 (16:10) - 11:20 (16:20) - Coffee Break
11:20 (16:20) - 12:20 (17:20) - Russian language class
12:20 (17:20) - 12:30 (17:30) - Coffee Break
12:30 (17:30) - 13:30 (18:30) - Russian language class (fourth and final class)
The Russian language winter classes will cover the following components every day to foster the Russian language knowledge of participants at a rapid pace:
Grammar: Every day class will cover the main grammatical concepts of the modern Russian language.
Vocabulary: During the 4 weeks course it is anticipated that the participants will learn around 1000 new Russian words from literary language as well as words used in everyday life.
Listening: The classes are scheduled in a way that participants with the guidance of an experienced instructor learn the Russian language through songs and movies as well as watching and listening to news and other short videos about interesting and sometimes funny topics and stories about Russian realities.
Speaking: Every day the Russian language classes will push the students to exercise their speaking abilities through discussions, conversations, and interpretations about different texts and topics. As nearly everyone speaks Russian fluently in Yerevan the speaking skills of participants may be advanced during everyday conversations in the streets, shops, and other places of Yerevan.
Writing: Each day the participants of the Russian language class will have assignments and homework to complete for the next day. The homework will primarily involve writing assignments and those will be assessed by the teacher and discussed the next day’s Russian language class.
Reading: Every day students will read and discuss political texts, prose and poetry, conversations, and news. The corpus of texts to be read and discussed during the classes comprises different prominent Russian authors, daily conversations, and news of the day.
This Russian language school is designed for participants, at least 18 years old, who want to make well-grounded progress in their knowledge of the Russian language and deepen their knowledge of Russian grammar, colloquial speech, and literary language.
The Russian language winter school 2021 will have 1 group of up to 12 participants (previously, the ASPIRANTUM Russian language groups have usually had 2-8 students). The participants must have an upper elementary level of Russian language knowledge before starting the classes with ASPIRANTUM. We do not offer beginner classes or intermediate/advanced classes in the Russian language.
For more details and to apply please visit: https://aspirantum.com/courses/russian-language-winter-school