SCRSS Russian Language Seminar 2017
||SCRSS, 320 Brixton Road,
London SW9 6AB
||Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 April
||10.00 - 16.20 daily
Standard rate now applies
(payment due by Friday
24 March 2017):
£130 SCRSS members, £150 non-members
note: the seminar has now finished
The two-day intensive seminar offers a stimulating lecture programme
in Russian, aimed at teachers, translators and interpreters of
Russian, final-year undergraduates and graduates 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
- Russian literary and cultural scene: led
by Vadim Levental
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 are
supported with handouts. We also encourage conversation in Russian
full lecture programme and timetable (pdf, 423KB).
Places are limited to 32 participants.
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.
Tatiana 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 two special
courses: Aspects of Translating Business Texts and Historical
and Cultural Life of Russia (Aspects of Translation, Linguistic
and Cultural Studies). She has also previously taught Russian
as a Foreign Language at the university. Tatiana'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.
Writer, literary critic and political commentator.
Vadim studied Russian literature at St Petersburg State University.
Since 2007 he has worked as an editor at Limbus Press, an independent
publisher specialising in translations of the world's best authors
and contemporary Russian fiction. Vadim has published as a literary
critic and political commentator in numerous magazines, newspapers
and websites. His debut novel Masha Regina (2012) was
nominated for the Russian Booker Prize and shortlisted by the
Big Book Award jury; it was published by Oneworld
Publications in English in 2016. His collection of short stories
House of Fears (2015) was nominated for the New Literature
Prize. Vadim is a member of the St Petersburg Writers Union, Executive
Secretary of the National Bestseller Prize and Executive Director
of the Grigorievsky Prize.
Fees and Payment
Pay by Friday 24 March 2017
£130 SCRSS members, £150 non-members
The full fee must be paid with your booking.
See our refunds policy below.
We accept payment by cheque or bank transfer
only. If an organisation is paying for you, we can provide an
How to Book
Please note: the seminar has now
Download the seminar
booking form (pdf, 583KB). 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 24 March 2017
- 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 2016 Seminar
Participants rated the course as 4.5 out of
5 (average of all responses across all criteria). Average ratings
in specific areas: 4.9 Booking & Administration; 4.6 Lecturers;
4.5 Lecture Content & Handouts; 4.6 Refreshments; 4.1 Facilities;
and 4.8 Price.
Comments from individual participants:
- "Very interesting and enjoyable, very good topics."
- "Very interesting course, shame I couldn't do both sets
- "Overall, a very positive experience - well organised
and a friendly atmosphere. Thank you!"
- "The course was as usual well organised and held in a
pleasant, supportive and friendly atmosphere."
- "Thank you for all your hard work in organising and administering
the seminar. I thought it was excellent."
The SCRSS Russian Language Seminar 2017 is organised
by the Society for Co-operation in Russian & Soviet Studies
in collaboration with the St Petersburg Association for International