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Seminars and Special Events

9th SCRSS Russian Language Seminar 2017

Venue: SCRSS, 320 Brixton Road, London SW9 6AB
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Dates: Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 April 2017
Time: 10.00 - 16.20 daily

Booking opens 5 December 2016

Full details of fees, lecturers, lecture programme and how to book will appear here by 5 December.

Seminar Programme 2017

The two-day seminar offers an intensive lecture programme in Russian, aimed at teachers of Russian, translators and interpreters, final-year undergraduates and graduates of Russian, and all those with an advanced-level comprehension of spoken Russian and an interest in contemporary Russia.

The lecture programme, led by two senior university lecturers from St Petersburg, Russia, has two parallel streams:

  • Russian language and linguistics
  • Contemporary Russian culture

There are four lectures per day: choose from one of two options per session. You can move from one stream to another throughout the day. Each lecture session lasts 70 minutes, including time for discussion. Lectures are entirely in Russian and are supported with handouts. We also encourage conversation in Russian during breaks.

Places are limited to 32 participants.

Feedback from the 2016 Seminar

Participants rated the course as 4.5 out of 5 (average of all responses across all criteria). Average ratings in specific areas: 4.9 Booking & Administration; 4.6 Lecturers; 4.5 Lecture Content & Handouts; 4.6 Refreshments; 4.1 Facilities; and 4.8 Price.

Comments from individual participants:

  • "Very interesting and enjoyable, very good topics."
  • "Very interesting course, shame I couldn't do both sets of lectures!"
  • "Overall, a very positive experience - well organised and a friendly atmosphere. Thank you!"
  • "The course was as usual well organised and held in a pleasant, supportive and friendly atmosphere."
  • "Thank you for all your hard work in organising and administering the seminar. I thought it was excellent."

The SCRSS Russian Language Seminar 2017 is organised by the Society for Co-operation in Russian & Soviet Studies in collaboration with the St Petersburg Association for International Co-operation