Developed in conjunction with the Russian Flagship Program at Indiana University, this intensive, immersive comprehensive course is designed for students with advanced proficiency in Russian who wish to acquire professional proficiency in a wide range of contexts and settings. Students in this course will deepen their familiarity with Russian culture by exploring authentic materials and media, participating in a variety of extracurricular Russian language activities, and interacting with the local Russian-speaking community.
Students who complete the course successfully will achieve Advanced Mid/High proficiency or better in each in speaking, comprehension, writing, and reading, and will demonstrate commensurate intercultural competence. Students 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.
Students who fulfill the course requirements will complete the equivalent of the 5th-Year Flagship curriculum at Indiana University.