Russia, Smolensk

Modern Russian Language: state, problems, prospects

when 20 June 2016 - 3 July 2016
language Russian
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 300

Russian course will help participants to adapt to the new linguistic, communicative and discursive environment. We have developed educational programs for both – beginners and for advanced study of the Russian language. Participants will become familiar with the various aspects of the Russian language (phonetics, vocabulary, grammar, syntax), especially functional styles (scientific, journalistic, conversational style). One of the main objectives of the Russian course is the presentation of effective learning strategies that will enable participants to independently continue the study of language after this Summer School.
Project work consists in research and development of the concept dedicated to a specific aspect of Russian language and culture using available information resources. Performing this task is possible with a variety of perspectives. It will reveal the similarities and differences at the objectification of the basic concepts of the communication sphere. An important fact is that participants are free to decide how to develop academic problematics. Participants also choose their own theme for the presentation and methodology.
The cultural program of Summer School is diverse and includes the following activities: visiting Cultural Сenters of the Smolensk region (the estates of prominent representatives of Russian culture, visit to the legendary fortress wall, the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, etc.). Working up of educational and cultural programs shall be based on the following important events in 2016: Year of Education (in CIS States); Year of Cinema in RF; 55 years since Y. Gagarin’s first fly into space (1961); 185 anniversary of the Smolensk Regional Universal library named after A.T. Tvardovsky.

Course leader

Head of the Department for International Relations
Chair of the German Language
Dr. Roman Beliutin

Target group

Summer School organized by Smolensk State University is directed to students, who study Russian Language, Russian Literature and Culture and experts in the field of Russian Philology.

Course aim

This School is focused on linguistic integration through joint reflection and experience of communicative environment, the imagery of national and regional culture, traditions. The program consists of academic classes (lectures and seminars) and interactive events, workshops, educational tours and film shows. Participants will visit museums, archives, libraries, theaters, architectural reserves, and educational institutions. This will allow the participants of Summer School to expand communicative and cultural competence and literally touch the cultural heritage of Smolensk.

Fee info

EUR 300: Entry fee includes accommodation, meal, education services, handout, cultural program. Participants of Summer School assume transportation costs and insurance costs.


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