Developed in conjunction with the Russian Flagship Program at Indiana University, this intensive, immersive, comprehensive course is for students who have elementary proficiency in Russian and want to develop their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Students will broaden their familiarity with Russian culture through work with authentic materials and media, through participation in a variety of extracurricular Russian language activities, and through interactions with the local Russian-speaking community.
Students who complete the course successfully will reach Intermediate Mid proficiency or better in each language skill. They will be able to function effectively in a Russian-speaking environment and successfully navigate day-to-day interactions. They will be able to understand uncomplicated authentic materials, including news, videos, podcasts, chats, stories, articles on familiar topics, etc.
Students who fulfill the course requirements will complete the equivalent of the 2nd-Year Flagship curriculum at Indiana University and will have a solid foundation for travel or more advanced study.