Russian was the first language to be offered in the Language Workshop, in 1950. Since then, the Workshop has helped thousands of students improve their mastery of Russian and their understanding of the cultures of the Russian-speaking world.
Today's Russian program offers seven levels of accelerated, proficiency-based courses developed in collaboration with the Russian Language Flagship Program. Courses combine formal classroom instruction, daily one-on-one, level-appropriate conversation and communication coaching sessions, and a rich program of extra-mural activities led by facilitators from across the Russian-speaking world.
To maximize exposure to Russian, students, faculty, and staff sign an Immersion Contract and commit to living in the Russian section of the Workshop dorm and to speaking only Russian for the duration of the program. (Yes, there are exceptions for emergencies and other situations where speaking Russian is not realistic.)
The Workshop offers seven levels:
- Level 1 is for beginners with no previous experience.
- Levels 2-5 are for intermediate and advanced students.
- Level 6 is for students approaching professional proficiency and includes seminars on contemporary Russian culture.
- Level 7 is an online maintenance course for students with professional or near-professional Russian who need to brush up on their skills.
Dates, requirements, costs, and format differ from course to course. Use the buttons at the bottom of this page to explore your options and find the right course for you or write to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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