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Seminars and Special Events

SCRSS Russian Language Seminar 2020

Venue: SCRSS, 320 Brixton Road, London SW9 6AB
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Dates: Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 April 2020
Time: 10.00 - 16.30 daily
Availability: Booking opens in late November 2019

Seminar Programme 2020

Our two-day intensive seminar in 2020 offers a stimulating lecture programme in Russian, aimed at teachers, translators and interpreters of Russian, graduates of Russian, and all those with an advanced-level comprehension of spoken Russian and an interest in contemporary Russia.

Two lecturers from St Petersburg, Russia, each read four lectures per day, in parallel, on a selection of topics covering both:

  • Russian language and linguistics
  • Russian culture, society, etc ('stranovedenie')

Participants choose from one of two options per session. 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 breaks.

Full details of the lecturer programme will be available from late November 2019.

Places are limited to 30 participants.

Booking, Fees and Payment

Full details of the the seminar fees, how to book and pay will be available from late November 2019.

Feedback from the 2018 Seminar

Participants rated the course as 4.6 out of 5 (average of all responses across all criteria). Average ratings in specific areas: 4.9 Booking & Administration; 4.6 Lecturers; 4.8 Refreshments; 4.5 Facilities; and 4.4 Price.

A selection of comments from individual participants:

  • "An excellent weekend. An important part of the seminar is also the conversations and contacts made during the breaks. Thanks very much to the organisers."
  • "Really excellent course. All of it was really enjoyable, well taught, yet demanding."
  • "Many thanks for your efforts to organise this annual event. I am very grateful to the colleagues from St Petersburg for their contributions and thorough preparations."
  • "Great talks - they have opened up lots of new avenues to explore. Talks well prepared and well delivered."
  • "Very good friendly course. Thank you."
  • "Excellent welcome pack, friendliness of SCRSS staff. Very professionally run course. Excellent time-keeping by all."
  • "I learned a great deal and thoroughly enjoyed the presentations and discussions."

The SCRSS Russian Language Seminar 2020 is organised by the Society for Co-operation in Russian & Soviet Studies in collaboration with the St Petersburg Association for International Co-operation