Tallinn, Estonia

Non-dictionary Russian - Obscene Language

when 8 January 2024 - 26 January 2024
language Russian
duration 3 weeks
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 120

A Non-Dictionary Russian or Obscene language course focuses on teaching the use and understanding of Russian slang. This type of course is usually not part of formal language instruction. It is intended for individuals who want to familiarize themselves with this aspect of language for various reasons, such as cultural understanding, avoiding offensive situations, or even for entertainment.

Course leader

Lukasz Marek Chwistek is a linguist, Russian language teacher and methodologist, TRFL tester, and sworn translator. An active member of many organizations uniting teachers of Russian as a Foreign Language.

Target group

The course is open for all students of Russian as a foreign language from level B1.

Course aim

Students will learn when and how to use these words and phrases and when it is highly inappropriate to do so. Understanding the social and cultural contexts in which such language is used is essential.
The course may delve into profanity’s cultural and historical aspects in Russian-speaking societies. It can help students gain insight into the use of offensive language as a form of self-expression, humor, or social commentary.
The course can be taken as an “after-class” course in addition to other courses. It includes 6 sessions.

Credits info

1 EC
Participants should participate in at least 75% of classes to get the certificate and transcript of records.

Fee info

EUR 120: The course fee.