SCRSS Russian Language Seminar 2018
||SCRSS, 320 Brixton Road,
London SW9 6AB
||Saturday 21 - Sunday 22
||10.00 - 16.20 daily
seminar has now finished
Seminar Programme 2018
Our two-day intensive seminar in 2018 offers a stimulating lecture
programme in Russian, aimed at teachers, translators and interpreters
of Russian, graduates and final-year undergraduates of Russian,
and all those with an advanced-level comprehension of spoken Russian
and an interest in contemporary Russia.
The lecture programme has two parallel streams:
- Russian language and linguistics: led by
- Contemporary Russian culture: led by Dr Natalia
There are four lectures per day: choose from one of two options
per session. You can move from one stream to another throughout
the day as you wish. Each lecture session lasts 70 minutes, including
time for discussion. Lectures are entirely in Russian and supported
with handouts. We also encourage conversation in Russian during
full lecture programme and timetable (pdf, 347KB).
Places are limited to 30 participants, so book
early to avoid disappointment.
The fee includes morning and afternoon tea / coffee and biscuits.
Lunch is not provided: please bring your own packed lunch or use
Senior Lecturer, Department of English Philology and Language
Culture Studies, Faculty of Philology, St Petersburg State University.
Ms Piotrovskaya has taught at St Petersburg State University (formerly
Leningrad State University) since 1973. Her current teaching programme
covers all aspects of contemporary English and includes three
special courses: Aspects of Translating Business Texts; Historical
and Cultural Life of Russia (Aspects of Translation, Linguistic
and Cultural Studies); and Society and Consumption
(a masters course on lexis in different areas of consumption).
She has also previously taught Russian as a Foreign Language at
the university. Ms Piotrovskaya's publications include Standard
Versions of Written Exercises in Foreign Languages: Teaching Aid
(2004). She was awarded a special Faculty of Philology bronze
medal in 2002.
Tatiana Piotrovskaya returns to teach on the SCRSS Russian
Language Seminar 2018 for a third year.
Associate Professor, Department of International Cultural and Humanitarian Co-operation, Faculty of International Relations, St Petersburg State University.
Dr Bogoliubova has taught in the Faculty of International Relations
at St Petersburg State University since 1996. She was awarded
a PhD in History in 2000, became Associate Professor in 2001,
and is also a member of the Academic Council of the Faculty. Her
key research interests include contemporary Russian culture; the
foreign cultural policy of Russia today; international relations
in the field of theatre, music, cinema and sport; and St Petersburg
in the context of international cultural co-operation. She has
written over one hundred publications, including The Formation
and Evolution of the Foreign Cultural Policy of Russia (2011);
and, with co-author Iu. Nikolaeva, Intercultural Communications
and International Cultural Exchange (2009), Intercultural
Communication in Two Parts (2016) and Geopolitics of
Sports and the Foundations of Sports Diplomacy, 2nd Edition (2017).
In 2009 Dr Bogoliubova was awarded a Scroll of Honour by the Russian
Ministry of Education and Science for her pedagogical work.
Fees and Payment
'Early Bird' Rate
Pay by Friday 9 March 2018
£125 SCRSS members, £145 non-members
Pay by Friday 6 April 2018
£140 SCRSS members, £165 non-members
The full fee ('early bird' or standard rate as
applicable) must be paid with your booking. See our refunds policy
We accept payment by cheque or bank transfer
only. If an organisation is paying for you, we can provide an
How to Book
Download the seminar
booking form (pdf, 585KB). Print and complete the booking
form and return to the SCRSS with:
- Cheque made payable to the "SCRSS" or
- Request for our bank details (to pay by bank transfer) or
- Invoicing details (where an organisation is paying for you)
Full details on these payment methods are given on the booking
Please note: We only accept bookings for the
full two-day seminar (not one-day bookings).
Fees are non-refundable except where:
- Participants cancel their booking before 6 April 2018
- Participants cancel for medical reasons with a doctor's certificate
- The SCRSS cancels the seminar
The SCRSS will retain a £20 administration fee in all cases
Feedback from the 2017 Seminar
Participants rated the course as 4.7 out of
5 (average of all responses across all criteria). Average ratings
in specific areas: 5 Booking & Administration; 4.7 Lecturers,
Content & Handouts; 4.7 Refreshments; 4.6 Facilities; and
A selection of comments from individual participants:
- "Just a huge thank-you to everyone: the organisation
and lecturers were, as always, excellent, well prepared and
- "Very well organised. Very welcoming. Lectures were very
informative, enjoyable and useful. Thank you!"
- "Really great seminar - many, many thanks to the speakers
- "Just a note to congratulate you on an excellent seminar!
Better than ever... All I spoke to were full of praise for the
lectures, lecturers and the whole organisation of the event."
- "Thank you for the excellent programme you organised
for us over the weekend... A word of praise too for the two
speakers... and their interesting programme of lectures. Pity
we couldn't attend the lot!"
- "I really enjoyed the seminar... I would definitely come
again. It was also a good opportunity to meet people who are
interested in Russia and speaking the language."
- "The lectures were of a very high standard... I enjoyed
the seminar very much, and there was such a friendly and welcoming
atmosphere too. Well done!"
The SCRSS Russian Language Seminar 2018 is organised
by the Society for Co-operation in Russian & Soviet Studies
in collaboration with the St Petersburg Association for International