Deadline: June 18, 2020
Harvard University is offering an intensive Intermediate Russian course this summer. The course will be taught interactively via zoom, from June 22 to August 8, 2020 and satisfies the FLAS contact hours requirement. The summer school will provide Harvard credit and easy continuation for students from other universities. The summer program is now open for registration at the Harvard Summer School website: https://www.summer.harvard.edu/course-catalog/courses?keyword=russian
Intensive Intermediate Russian
Summer 7-week sessionMondays-Fridays, 9 am-12 noon and Mondays-Thursdays, 1-2:45 pm.
This intensive course provides a comprehensive continuing course in modern Russian language and culture for those who would like to speak Russian or use the language for reading and research. Designed for students with previous study of Russian, the course stresses all four major communicative skills (reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking). The course features further development of vocabulary and oral expression within a comprehensive review of Russian grammar. Russian culture is explored through readings, screenings, and class discussions. Systematic study of word formation and other strategies are taught to help free students from excessive dependence on dictionaries and to develop confidence in reading. Vocabulary is thematically organized to include such topics as self and family, education, work, human relationships, and politics and is reinforced through film and the reading of classical and contemporary fiction and history.