Non-Degree / Dates: 12-23 July 2021
It is a well-established fact that the best way to learn a foreign language is to connect with a country where it is spoken. Estonia is on the threshold of the Russian Federation and the school takes advantage of this proximity. Estonia’s historical connection provides students with one of the best opportunities to learn Russian in the region.
Our close ties with our neighbour allows us to make full advantage of resources from Russia – the teachers in the course are all native speakers of Russian and they all use the most up-to-date teaching materials published in Russia. Furthermore, the course offers a real opportunity for genuine communication in Russian – while at the same time offering European standards of service.
After a short written test, students will be divided into groups based on their initial proficiency in the Russian language. The number of groups depends on the number of participants, usually there are 3-4 groups. Please note that participants in one group might have slightly different levels, more advanced students can ask for additional tasks.
Why this online course?
All the teachers are native speakers of Russian. Some of them have been teaching at Tallinn Summer School for more than 10 years.
Timetable for language classes
Real time video classes in Zoom (Ensure you have a stable and reliable internet connection).
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +3 hours (Check the time difference to your location)
From Monday to Friday:
10:00 – 11:30 Language lessons
11:30 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 13:30 Language lessons
The course is suitable for students of Russian at all the levels, including complete beginners. It is ideal for students of political science majoring in the countries of the former Soviet Union, since it offers one of the best possibilities to compare two former Soviet countries as well as learn Russian. It is also perfect for those whose work or business is connected with Russia and the Russian language, and for anyone interested in Russian language and culture and appreciates the combination of high teaching standards with a fascinating cultural programme.
The basic communication language is English.
3 ECTS. In order to get the summer school certificate, students have to participate in at least 75% of the classes and pass an exam at the end of the course.