Learn Russian through the Constitution of the Soviet Union
1 week, from Feb 19, 2024 to Feb 23, 2024

Online from Yerevan, Armenia

Applications for this course are closed, check out upcoming courses.

For inquiries please contact [email protected]

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Russian Language Semester Program, from Aug 18, 2024 to Dec 06, 2024 (16 weeks)

Armenian School of Languages and Cultures - ASPIRANTUM is organizing a 16-week Russian language semester program in Yerevan, Armenia. The 16-week semester program of Russian language will start on August 18, 2024, and will last till December 6, 2024 (111 days, 300 hours of Russian language instruction).

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You're invited to apply for the free online course "Learn Russian through the Constitution of the Soviet Union," offered by the Armenian School of Languages and Cultures - ASPIRANTUM. This course will start on February 19, 2024, and run until February 23, 2024. The application deadline for this free course is November 13, 2023.

“Learn Russian through the Constitution of the Soviet Union” is a near-advanced course. Students need a solid background in Russian with at least intermediate skills in Russian reading and listening comprehension. 

The testimonials of ASPIRANTUM Russian language summer, winter, and online school alumni are available here: https://aspirantum.com/testimonials

The “Learn Russian through the Constitution of the Soviet Union” free online course will help the participants master skills in reading and interpreting the modern official Russian language and learn various meanings of Russian words.

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From Jul 07, 2024 to Aug 30, 2024

Yerevan, Armenia

The one-week “Learn Russian through the Constitution of the Soviet Union” online course offers 15 hours of intensive Russian language classes from Monday to Friday (5 teaching days). Every day, the participants will receive Russian language instruction through the Constitution of the Soviet Union for 3 hours. In addition to reading a chapter from the Constitution daily, the students will also have a thorough discussion about grammar, vocabulary, and the topic in general. The readings are available in our syllabus. Every day, the class will start with a discussion of the homework. Following this, the class will read, interpret, and decipher a particular chapter from the Constitution. Each day's class will end with a discussion and questions. 

The syllabus of the “Learn Russian through the Constitution of the Soviet Union” online course is available here: https://aspirantum.com/curriculum/learn-russian-through-soviet-constitution-syllabus 

The online course will start at 9 PM Yerevan time.

To apply, please fill in the application form below.

Course Description:

Delve into Soviet Union realities with our immersive course, "Learn Russian through the Constitution of the Soviet Union". This unique and enlightening journey allows participants to explore not only the language of the Constitution but also the realities of the Soviet Union, its borders, nationalities, foreign policy, and human rights.

Benefits of the Course:

Strengthen Your Familiarity with official modern Russian: Immerse yourself in the eloquent prose of the Soviet Constitution to enhance your command of official Russian, including grammar, lexicon, and style.

Cultural Insights: Gain a deep understanding of the realities of 20th-century Soviet society and civilization.

Enhanced Linguistic and Literary Proficiency: Explore the grammatical and stylistic nuances of the text, giving you valuable insights into the art of storytelling in Russian official “literature”.

Course Content:
Throughout this comprehensive 1-week course, you will study and analyze the Soviet Constitution.

Each day, we will cover a portion of each given chapter, while the remainder will be assigned as homework. The goal of these assignments is to provide each student with the opportunity to reflect on the text independently, attempt translations of portions on their own, and, of course, formulate interesting questions for class discussions. All these questions will be addressed in the classroom at the beginning of each session, followed by the reading of a new chapter.

During the 5 days of the course, we will read and discuss 11 selected chapters from the 1977 edition of the Soviet Constitution. The syllabus of the “Learn Russian through the Constitution of the Soviet Union” online course is available here: https://aspirantum.com/curriculum/learn-russian-through-soviet-constitution-syllabus

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This course is designed for participants with at least an intermediate-level mastery of Modern Literary Russian. It provides a unique opportunity to engage with Modern Russian while gaining cultural insights from a 20th-century perspective. Join us on this literary voyage to enrich your knowledge and understanding of the rich Soviet/Russian political and literary tradition.

The “Learn Russian through the Constitution of the Soviet Union” online course will have 1 group of up to 10 participants.

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From Jul 07, 2024 to Aug 30, 2024

Yerevan, Armenia

ASPIRANTUM’s Persian language schools are organized so that undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, professors, and anyone interested in learning Russian benefit from it the most. So, everyone with an intermediate level of Russian can apply and participate in ASPIRANTUM’s “Learn Russian through the Constitution of the Soviet Union” online course from February 19, 2024, till February 23, 2024.

Instructor: The "Learn Russian through the Constitution of the Soviet Union" Alyona Shestakova will teach the online course (see profile below).

Deadline

The deadline to apply to the 1-week “Learn Russian through the Constitution of the Soviet Union” online course is November 13, 2023.
To apply, please fill in the application form below.

Participation fee

This course offered by ASPIRANTUM - Armenian School of Languages and Cultures is completely free of charge. There is no participation fee. However, please note that the maximum capacity for the group is 10 students. In case we receive more than 10 applicants, we may charge a nominal fee for the course.

Maximum capacity in the group: 10 students. 

Communication medium: The online course will be organized through Zoom.

To apply, please fill in the application form below.

Testimonials

  • “Whether you aim to enhance your career prospects, connect with Russian speakers, or explore a new language and culture, I wholeheartedly recommend this Russian language school in Armenia. It's a place where learning flourishes, friendships thrive, and linguistic goals become reality.”
    Annabel Baldwinson
    Student, Australian National University, Australia
  • “The teachers at ASPIRANTUM possess so much knowledge, and their passion for sharing it matches their wealth of knowledge. They bring the language to life, infusing each lesson with cultural insights, laughter, fun activities, and a deep love for the subject. Their enthusiasm is greatly infectious, and it has definitely left a lasting impact on me.”
    Chika Nweke
    Khan Academy, USA
  • “This intensive program improved my language skills and provided fantastic excursions that added an entirely new dimension to my learning journey in Armenia. It was a special learning experience for me since I was in a class with peers with similar skills for the first time in my journey of learning the Russian language.”
    Ecem Saricayir
    PhD Student, Cornell University, USA
  • “What truly sets this program apart is its immersive approach. Beyond just teaching grammar and vocabulary, it immersed us in the Russian culture, enabling us to appreciate the language on a deeper level. Every aspect of the program was designed to foster a comprehensive understanding of the language and its context.”
    Xiaochuan Yu
    MA in Development Studies, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland
  • “I am very satisfied both at a personal and a professional level. I have been to many language schools all over the world, and these two weeks in Yerevan have been outstanding.”
    Germán Moreno González
    Engineer, Spain

Teachers

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Alyona Shestakova-Stukun

Instructor of Russian Language

Alyona Shestakova teaches Russian and Old Slavonic in Yerevan and online in a way you love the language forever.

Course Syllabus

Learn Russian through the Constitution of the Soviet Union Syllabus

Constitution was the supreme law of the USSR. It sets out the fundamental principles by which the state is governed. The language type used in Constitution is called official style (официально-деловой стиль). It has its vocabulary, constructions, phraseology, and syntax. Learning Russian through the USSR Constitution can help you better understand the politics and political context of this time. The course will be interesting to those who want to immerse themselves in a more detailed study of Russian and regional history's linguistic and political context.

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Applications for this course are closed

For inquiries please contact [email protected]