Developed in conjunction with the Russian Flagship Program at Indiana University, the Workshop's Level 5 Russian course is an intensive, immersive program equivalent to 5th-Year Russian in the Indiana Russian Flagship curriculum.
This course is designed for students with Advanced Low proficiency who want to establish solid advanced speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Students who complete the course successfully will reach Advanced Mid or Advanced High proficiency.
Working with authentic materials showcasing culture from across the Russian-speaking world, students will exit the program able to participate confidently in a wide range of communicative environments and to engage appropriately and effectively in professional, academic, political, and informal discourse in Russian. They will demonstrate the ability to interpret tone, rhetoric, and cultural references and to produce their own written and oral discourse on familiar topics with ease, fluency, and precision.
Russian 5 combines 4 hours a day of classroom instruction, 30-45 minutes a day of individualized small group training, providing targeted practice on skills including interpersonal communication, story telling, constructing persuasive arguments, hypothesizing, and managing register. Outside of class, the program offers daily activities in Russian led by facilitators representing Russian-speaking communities from around the world.