Applications Open for HSE University Intensive Summer Language School 2022
This summer, the HSE University Russian Language Centre will offer intermediate and advanced Russian-language students an opportunity to learn and practice their skills while immersing themselves in Moscow life.
The Intensive Summer Language School is an excellent opportunity for students brave enough to tackle tricky Russian grammar and experience Russia’s diverse culture during the Moscow summer.
The HSE University Russian Language Centre has organised the school since 2012. In that time, students from the USA, Europe, South Korea, Australia, and many other countries taken the course to hone their Russian-language skills.
This year’s programme will run from June 25–August 20. At the start of the programme, students will take a placement test to ensure that they are matched with learners of the same level and to create a comfortable learning atmosphere.
Students will have 20 academic hours of Russian per week (10 am–3:50 pm, Monday to Thursday), covering such topics as grammar (including aspect and the case system), pronunciation, communication practice, reading Russian literature, and a series of cultural lectures given in simplified Russian. The mix of grammar classes, lectures, communication and project work provides a steady stream of new vocabulary, listening and speaking practice.
There are no classes from Friday to Sunday, which gives students plenty of time to take advantage of the school’s rich programme of cultural events and trips around the city. Students can look forward to a combination of education, entertainment, and opportunities to socialise, all in the backdrop of the Moscow summer.
Benefits of the programme:
- intensive studies, including 20 hours of in-class activities from Monday–Thursday every week
- cultural programme on Friday–Sunday, full of cultural events and excursions
- accommodation in a university dormitory, visa support, airport transfer
- a Russian student guide to help learners navigate the city and to assist with communication practice and studies if needed
- a team of supportive and skilled teachers
The Russian Language Centre will be monitoring the pandemic situation and is prepared to switch to an online format if required. In this event, the school will continue to offer the same high-quality educational programme at an affordable price.
For more information, see here or contact Ekaterina Vlasova, Deputy Director of the Russian Language Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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