Developed in conjunction with the Russian Flagship Program at Indiana University, the Workshop's Level 6 Russian course is an intensive, immersive program for students with near-professional proficiency in Russian who wish to develop native-like command of register, style, and discourse.
This course is designed for students with strong Advanced Mid proficiency who want to establish solid advanced speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Students who complete the course successfully will reach Advanced High or Superior proficiency.
Structured as a sociological survey of contemporary Russian culture, the course explores the nuances of subtext, irony, innuendo, persuasive discourse and rhetorical devices, and provides instruction in the development and presentation of extended arguments and opinions. Students who complete the course successfully will be able to participate confidently in a wide range of communicative environments and to engage appropriately and effectively in professional, academic, political, and informal discourses. They will demonstrate the ability to interpret tone, rhetoric, and cultural references and to produce their own written and oral discourse with ease, fluency, and precision.
Russian 6 combines 4 hours a day of classroom instruction, 30-45 minutes a day of skills training, including one-on-one conversation practice, speaking practice, and pronunciation practice, as well daily Russian-language activities led by facilitators representing Russian-speaking communities from around the world.