Category Archives: Language Training

Language training programs, both domestic and abroad.

Study Abroad: Intensive Russian | Yanka Kupala State University (Belarus)

Application Deadlines: January 25, 2019 (winter school); May 25, 2019 (summer school)

Russian Language Winter School: February 10-23, 50 hours, €210 

Russian Language Summer School:August 4-24, 70 hours, €325 

 

We are pleased to invite you to take part in Russian Language Winter / Summer School at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. You will have an opportunity not only learn Russian, but also discover a new country, get acquainted with its traditions, meet new friends and attend a lot of interesting events.

Who can participate?

The program of the School is designed for those, who would like to improve their knowledge of the Russian language and explore Belarusian culture. The classes will be conducted in small groups (max. 8 participants), which will be formed according to the level of the Russian language proficiency.

What are you going to receive?

  • a four-hour Russian lesson a day with an experienced teacher;
  • a 10 hour elective course:  Business Russian / Karaoke in Russian / Belarusian language;
  • a cooking class;
  • lectures on Belarusian history and culture;
  • excursions around the city of Grodno;
  • a visit to one of the enterprises of Grodno;
  • a daily opportunity to practise Russian with Belarusian students;
  • the certificate of participation.

At extra cost: day-tours outside Grodno at the weekend

How to become a participant?

Just fill the application form at our website: http://rls.grsu.by/en/apply

till January 25, 2019 (Winter School),

till May 25, 2019  (Summer School)

Do you have any questions?

Call us + 375 29 569 88 12, + 375 152 68 02 29 or write an email rls@grsu.by.

 

Study Abroad: Harvard (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019

Dates:  June 8 – August 3, 2019

2019 Faculty: Dr. Oksana Willis

Advance your Russian-language skills while exploring Georgian culture, history, literature, and film, including Georgia’s longstanding cultural and political relationship with Russia. The ancient capital city of Tbilisi, which is rapidly developing itself for the twenty-first century, offers a distinctive and fascinating site for continuing your Russian-language learning. You’ll also take several trips within Georgia – to Mtskheta, Davit Gareja, Gori, Borjomi, Batumi, and Kazbegi — to gain a deeper understanding of the Georgian nation and its regional context. Students can use their Russian in hands-on situations with a Russian theatrical troupe.

Program Structure 

Your studies include intermediate-Russian language courses every weekday with additional opportunities to explore Georgian and Russian culture, history, literature, film, and food. Note: A pre-departure basic introduction to the Georgian language and alphabet will be available for participants and additional non-credit Georgian language study may be arranged as part of the program in Tbilisi for those desiring to study Georgian.

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Study Abroad: Alternative Spring Break Programs (Russia)

Application Deadline December 1, 2019 

(www.serendipity-russia.com/edex.html).

VLADIMIR (first week in March):  Help several community organizations, including the Youth Health and Education Center, Karl Liebnicht Orphanage, Russian Orthodox Church, Handicapped Children’s Association “Light”, Vladimir Regional Veterans’ Home and others, while interacting with Russian university students and experiencing the delight and wonder of provincial Russia.

MUROM (second week in March):  Help university students at the Murom Institute (an affiliate of Vladimir State University) to improve their English language skills; prepare audio and video materials for their English language program.  During the Soviet period Murom was a closed city.  Today it remains isolated from traditional tourist routes. Foreign language faculty and students are eager for contact with native English speakers.

 Study Abroad: Intensive Russian Program (Russia)

Applications Accepted All Year 

(www.serendipity-russia.com/studyrussian.html)

Approximate program fee:                                one-to-one instruction       group instruction (2-5+ people, 15-35% discount)

Four weeks                                                           $3,651                                   $2,994 – 2,254

Six weeks                                                               $5,009                                   $4,133 – 3,044

Eight weeks                                                           $6,367                                   $5,272 – 3,834

Longer and shorter programs, from one week to a year, are also possible.

 The benefits of the American Home’s long-standing Intensive Russian Program – the main program offers one-to-one instruction to each participant – are provided to group participants:

 +              experienced faculty specializing in teaching Russian to non-native speakers;

+              program and schedule customized to the needs of each group of students;

+              study from one week to one year;

+              individual home-stay with a Russian family;

+              “Russian friend-conversation partner” program;

+              on-site administrative support;

+              well-equipped classrooms in a comfortable, home-like, atmosphere;

+              excursions in Vladimir and to Suzdal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and Bogoliubovo;

+              opportunities to meet and socialize with some of the more than 400 Russians participating in the American Home English Program and others;

+              opportunities to participate in a variety of activities—for example, volunteering at an orphanage

 

 

Study Abroad: Vanderbilt University’s Maymester (Russia)

Deadline January 27, 2019 

(https://www.vanderbilt.edu/summer/maysession/russ-2210.pdf)

The program includes community service, lectures on topics being explored by student-participants (politics, economics, sociology, culture, history, art, etc.), Russian language lessons, interaction with Russian university students, excursions to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and provincial towns, home stays, and opportunities for reflection.

 “…any expectations I could possibly have had were surpassed. …I participated in a culture without being a tourist…and spent [time] outside of my carefully constructed comfort zone. The experience was nothing short of changing my worldview.” (Vanderbilt University student)

 

Study Abroad: Russian Language/Math (Moscow)

Deadline: April 15, 2019

HSE International Summer University https://www.hse.ru/international/summer in Moscow, REU in math https://math.hse.ru/en/reu and Russian language intensive course https://www.hse.ru/en/rfl/intensive  are accepting applications. The Summer U. or REU can be combined with courses of Russian language on various levels, starting from beginners. All courses are taught in English.  More courses in various fields, including Russian studies are available via the Summer University website https://www.hse.ru/international/summer

Summer is a great time in Moscow, when there is a lot of sun, weather is rather cool and it will not interfere with the regular studies. Participants can choose to stay up to two months or just two weeks, according to their interest, schedule and travel plans. Students from all over the globe live in HSE affordable and safe dorms and enjoy various activities together.

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Language Training: Intensive Language Programs | Summer 2019 (Russia, Kazakhstan)

Deadline: February 15, 2019

American Councils Study Abroad is accepting applications for Summer 2019 programs! We are excited to offer the following programs for the Summer 2019 term:

 Intensive language programs:

Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP)

RLASP offers participants the unique opportunity to study Russian language and area studies in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir or Almaty, Kazakhstan while pursuing volunteer opportunities, internships, and cultural interests in an overseas immersion setting. (Language prerequisite: two semesters of Russian) Continue reading

Study Abroad: Russian Language Summer School (Yerevan, Armenia)

Application deadline: April 20, 2019

7 July 2019 – 27 July or 17 August 2019 | Yerevan, Armenia

https://armacad.info/aspirantum-armenian-school-of-languages-and-cultures–2018-12-10–russian-language-summer-school-2019-yerevan-armenia

ASPIRANTUM Armenian School of Languages and Cultures in Yerevan organizes International Russian Language Summer School in Yerevan, Armenia to take place from July 07 to August 17 (6 weeks) or July 07 to July 27 (3 weeks), 2019.

This 42 or 21 days summer school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Russian, reading and interpreting Russian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Russian.

During the summer school several cultural trips will be offered, which will transform your stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented endeavour.

On the first day (July 07, Sunday) the program will be launched in Garni, built by king Tiridates I in the first century AD as a temple to the god Mithra/Mihr. In the evening the group will travel to Yerevan for an opening dinner.

Classes will start on July 8th and will include lectures, seminars and presentations.

This Russian Language Summer School is designed for students, at least 18 years-old, who not only want to make well-grounded progress in their knowledge of the Russian language, but also to deepen their knowledge of Russian Studies and Armenia.

The 6 weeks summer schools offers an intensive Russian language course spanning 120 hours, divided into 30 days of instruction and focusing on grammar, reading, speaking, and writing.

The 3 weeks summer schools offers an intensive Russian language course spanning 60 hours, divided into 15 days of instruction and focusing on grammar, reading, speaking, and writing.

Our courses are open to anyone with upper elementary (knowledge of alphabet, some reading and knowledge of basic grammar concepts) or intermediate knowledge of the Russian language. The lectures are organized with the academic interests of the participants in mind to ensure that BA, MA, PhD students as well as post-docs and professors who work in Russian Studies and relevant fields can benefit from it.

Lectures will be held in Russian and/or English.

Our teachers of Russian is a native speaker who has several years’ experience in teaching Russian as a foreign language.

For more details please visit: https://armacad.info/aspirantum-armenian-school-of-languages-and-cultures–2018-12-10–russian-language-summer-school-2019-yerevan-armenia

 

Funding: Project GO Scholarships for ROTC Students (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: January 18, 2019

Pitt Project GO Scholarships for Intensive Summer Russian Language Study by ROTC Students

About the program: The University of Pittsburgh invites Army, Navy/Marine, and Air Force ROTC students from any US college or university to apply for a Pitt Project GO (Global Officers) scholarship for intensive study of 1st- 4th year Russian in Summer 2019. Project GO is sponsored by the federal Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) and administered nationally by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Students who have not yet begun their pursuit of Russian are encouraged to apply for an 8-week beginning-level class, which will cover the equivalent of one academic year’s worth of language training. The beginning-level classes, offered by Pitt’s Summer Language Institute (SLI), are held at the University’s main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh from June 3 – July 26, 2019. Pitt Project GO scholarships for Beginning Russian cover:
•       Full tuition for 8 University of Pittsburgh credits
•       Housing and a living stipend
•       Travel between the student’s home city and Pittsburgh
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Internship: The Altai Project (Altai)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

The Altai region, encompassing land in Russia, Kazakhstan, China, and Mongolia, is a unique environment home to many threatened and endangered species. Historical artifacts, such as petroglyphs and burial mounds, dating all the way back to the Stone Age are located in the relatively untouched region, with local significance for indigenous populations and international visitors. The region is in danger from climate change, poaching, and increased tourism leading to more construction and energy projects.

The Altai Project has regular short-term opportunities and internships for people with relevant expertise to get involved: natural sciences, issues of concern to indigenous peoples, climate change, alternative energy and energy conservation, natural building and sustainable design, land use planning, wildlife biology.

They are also in regular need of volunteer translators (Russian, Altaian, and English), web support, graphic designers/desktop publishing, and writers/editors.

To participate with them, contact the Altai Project with a proposal or email Jennifer Castner, Director of the Altai Project, at jennifer@altaiproject.org