Online School "Russian Studies in Real Russia"

3rd August – 23rd August
3 weeks
22500 RUB
Online
4 ECTS

School Description

The program focuses on Ekaterinburg, which is Russia’s third capital and fourth largest city that is located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. We take you to the heart of the Ural Mountains region, to Ekaterinburg, which is one of Russia’s major industrial, economic and cultural centers, to discover together the historical and cultural aspects of Imperial Russia, Soviet Russia and Contemporary Russia.

Application deadline

20th of July 2020

CONDITIONS

Classes are held in groups of 6-9 students according to Russian language level Classes are held in distance learning form using Google Meeting, ZOOM, Blue Bottom and other platforms for online meetings and the web-portal Elearn UrFU Main classes: 30 academic hours of Russian language (2 academic hours per day) Classes of your choise: 26 academic hours of Russian Studies (1 or 2 academic hours per day) 1 academic hour = 45 minutes

STRENGTH POINTS OF THE ONLINE SCHOOL

We offer a Russian language school at different levels – from complete beginners to the confident advanced learners. We do our best to provide privileged approach towards the needs of every student. Our highly qualified professors and teachers at UrFU will help every learner to make a good progress in Russian language during the program’s time period. We provide Russian Language lessons on daily basis and for 5 days per week. During a period of 3 weeks, students will be able to communicate online with our certified teachers at Ural Federal University via using communicative approaches including online quests, tests, and games. In addition, our students will have the opportunity to practice Russian language with Russian native speakers from Ural Federal University, day by day. Moreover, lectures, seminars, visual tours and online meetings will not only be conducted by UrFU professors and teachers, but also by special Russian guests who will share online with our students the untold stories about Russian culture, Russian cuisine, Folklore dances, Russian music, Russian Art, History and Politics. By the end of our Summer Online Program, students will receive certificates from Ural Federal University and that is upon completing the program.

PHOTOS

REVIEWS

Jana, Czech Republic
Jana, Czech Republic
Summer-2015

I am from Czech Republic and that’s why it’s so important for me to know Russian: Russian is very wide-spread language among Czech citizens and nowadays it’s an absolutely essential skill for my work. I liked the Summer School provided by “Russian Studies in Real Russia” a lot! We had a very well-organized, precise and clear program of our studies and cultural activities. And the practicing and mastering of our Russian was truly intense and useful. Teachers were really great with us, and I have learned a plenty of new words here. The Summer School was a valuable experience for me, and I am sure it will help me in my future career.

Mostapha, Spain
Mostapha, Spain
Summer

I have joined the Summer School already 3 times: in 2013, 2014 and 2015! I keep coming back, because Russian culture impresses me and I am doing my best in learning it, it’s my hobby. Due to the summer camp I always find a nice multicultural company and a variety of amusing cultural events that enriches my knowledge of the country, and the Urals, in particular. Moreover, I love Ekaterinburg and know it pretty well already. People here are so kind! As soon as they find out that you are a foreigner, they become very polite and gentle with you, and try to help you with everything.

Iulian, Romania
Iulian, Romania
Summer-2015

I got from this program even more than I expected to have! Our language teachers were very friendly, patient (!) and creative, and they gave us all the attention and support we deserve. The language course was really well-organized: we have never been bored and we challenged ourselves a lot! Cannot miss the staff of the school. Its living core, the manager Kseniia, was a best friend and even a mother to each and every student! From the first letter to her till the good-buy party she was very caring, attentive and professional. I was not nervous at all before my trip because of her assistance, and I deeply enjoyed my 3 weeks in Russia. I totally recommend the Summer School to everyone! Do Scorova!

Paola, Italy
Paola, Italy
Summer-2015

The experience at the Summer School of the Ural Federal University was very positive for me. The school in general is organized extremely well, with its awesome lessons and excursions. This 3-week trip permitted me to discover another country in a real way and to significantly improve my Russian language.

Jarmila, Slovakia
Jarmila, Slovakia
Summer-2013

This journey was my first visit of Russian and I really enjoyed it. We had the program for all the day, so we were never got bored. We were discovering the city every day, also at night and we had a lot of trips. The time spent with other students (now they are my good friends) and our tutor Julia was absolutely amazing. If you haven’t decided whether you want to go to this Language School or not, do not hesitate! It was worth and I will never forget it.

Patrick, Switzerland
Patrick, Switzerland
Summer-2016, 2017, Winter-2018

It was my 8th time in Russia already, I really love this country and I am certainly coming back! Despite the fact that I wasn’t a newcomer here, I need to say, that I did enjoy the Summer School and its activities very much and discovered a lot of new places and facts I didn’t know before. The Track-2 was absolutely great! Ekaterinburg, train journey, Saint-Petersburg, all the trips and excursions, organizational moments and everyday issues, fun and leisure time – all was perfectly arranged for us. Kseniia, a manager of the school, made a really enormous job and let us to have the best time in Russia.

Elena, Italy
Elena, Italy
Summer-2013

It was my first time in Russia and I’m really happy to have chosen Ekaterinburg because it’s an example of the “real Russia style”. I enjoyed the School and the excursion and above all, I love people – they are really kind and nice.

Csaba, Hungary
Csaba, Hungary
Summer-2013

The people of UrFU organized this course with the perfect combination or balance of professionalism and friendly atmosphere in organization! Everything was well organized, the organizers treated us as friends, and during the course we really became good friends, with participants and organizers as well. This was something what I have never experienced before, and for what it was far the best of the four summer universities in my life so far.

COSTS

22500 RUB for the course of 3 weeks

Included:

  • Russian language tuition from teachers at Ural Federal University;
  • Linguistic games and quest;
  • Practice with Russian native speakers (not teachers)
  • Workshops on Russian traditional toy, song and dance;
  • Lectures, seminars, visual tours and online meetings conducted by UrFU professors and special Russian guests;
  • UrFU's certificate upon completion the course