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Центр русского языка и культуры


С 1  -  Certification level 3

The following elective courses are offered to those who wish to attain the 3rd certification level of Russian (C1)  (the number of courses is chosen by a student, the total number of classes depends on the duration of an internship):

 1. Talk about Russia in Russian

 The course topics:

 1.      “Social structure of Russian society”

2.      “Middle class in modern Russia”

3.       “Emigration and immigration in Russia”

4.      “Reform of education in Russia”

5.      “Reform in the Russian army”

6.      “Right to bear arms: to permit or not to permit?”

7.      “National issue in Russia”

8.      “Chechen crisis: causes, development, consequences”

9.      “Post-Soviet economy of Russia”

10.  “Institute of Presidential power in the Russian Federation”

11.  “Structure of the state authority in the Russian Federation”

 You will learn a lot of useful information about various spheres of life in modern Russia. This course will substantially broaden your vocabulary, help you improve your reading skill applied to journalistic texts, including texts from the mass media, help you develop the skill of understanding information from TV programs. You will be able to produce monologues on certain topics related to various spheres of Russian reality.

 2. Grammar and Writing Practice

 The grammar topics:

 1.      Characteristics of constructions used in the simple sentence.

2.      Types of compound and complex sentences.

3.      Styles of written speech.

 The writing practice topics: business letter; article on a problem with your line of reasoning; review of a movie watched; advertisement text; essay on the topic “Role of cultural traditions in one’s life” with your line of reasoning; essay on the topic “System of education in my country” with your line of reasoning and evaluation elements.

 3. Read Russian classic and modern literature

 Non-adapted texts are offered for reading provided with comments: small books or excerpts, contracted versions of Russian books of the 19-21st centuries. Elements of analysis of fiction texts are used. Work with the texts is supplemented with watching of fragments from screen versions of these books, as well as oral and written creative tasks.

 4. Russian lexicon

 You will learn about how words are formed and about ways to make a new word in Russian; learn how to recognize hidden meanings of the word’s elements and use the same word with different prefixes, for example, вспоминать-запоминать-напоминать-помнить (to recall – to memorize – to remind – to remember).

 Topics for communication: “Liberalization of the Russian language”, “New words and expressions in the political sphere”, “New words and expressions in the economic sphere”, “Foreign expansion”, “Youth’s slang”, “Computer jargon”, “Modern vital models of word formation in Russian”.

 5. Discussions (Let’s discuss current issues)

 The course topics:

1.      “Issues of education”

2.      “Army: pros and cons”

3.      “Science and morality”

4.      “Euthanasia: to be or not to be?”

5.      “Cultural crisis in the modern world”

6.      “Leisure activities of people as an indicator of society’s development”

7.      “Women in the modern world”

8.      “Demographic problems in the world”

9.      “Power in modern society”

10.  “Internet addiction”

11.  “Migration of people in the modern world”

12.  “Family in modern society”

13.  “Vegetarianism: pros and cons”

14.  Watching and discussing Russian feature films.

 You will learn how to keep up a conversation using various language means to achieve different goals and tactics of oral communication; initiate a conversation aimed to solve a conflict within that conversation; organize a monologue on moral and ethic topics; defend and explain your opinion within a free discussion.

 6. Veliky Novgorod in Russian history and culture

 The course topics:

  1. From the modern time back to the old age. 
  2. Novgorod princes in the 9-early 10th centuries.
  3. Slavic religion before Christianity.
  4. Prince Vladimir. Conversion to Christianity.
  5. Yaroslav the Wise.
  6. Yaroslav’s Court.
  7. Trade in the old Novgorod.
  8. Sadko, Novgorodian merchant.
  9. Novgorod Kremlin.

     10.  St. Sophia cathedral.

     11.  History of the monument “The Millennium of Russia”.

     12.  Novgorod literature and legends.

     13.  Novgorod Republic. Beginning and end.

     14.  Clothing and armors of Novgorod warriors.

     15.  “The sun of the Russian land” (prince Alexander Nevsky).

     16.  Monasteries of Novgorod yesterday and today.

     17.  Novgorod during the Great Patriotic war (1941-1945).


You will be introduced to history, culture and traditions of Veliky Novgorod; learn how to keep up a conversation on the topic of the lesson with your teacher and participants of the group; learn how to defend and explain your opinion within a free conversation. It is planned to organize excursions to the Novgorod State Museum and Preserve in Russian.


The courses of Russian are organized on demand made in advance.

 Contact information:

Е-mail:  RussianLanguageCourse@yandex.ru

Fax: +7 8162 730875

Информацию опубликовал: Нилова Марина Анатольевна, 29.11.2017 17:12:00
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