Armenian School of Languages and Cultures - ASPIRANTUM is organizing a Russian language summer school in Yerevan, Armenia. The 4-week Russian language summer school will start on July 3, 2022, and will last till July 30, 2022. Applicants may also request to participate in a longer program.
The testimonials of ASPIRANTUM Russian language summer and winter school alumni are available here: https://aspirantum.com/testimonials
2022 Russian language summer school will help the participants to become skillful in written and oral modern Russian. Reading and interpreting Russian texts from different periods may also be included in the curriculum.
The 4-week Rusian language summer school includes 80 hours of intensive Russian language teaching during 20 days (from Monday till Friday each week). Every day the participants will receive Russian language instruction for 4 hours.
The classes start in the mornings or noon, and the schedule is the following:
09:00 (14:00) - 10:00 (15:00) - Russian language class
10:00 (15:00) - 10:10 (15:10) - Coffee Break
10:10 (15:10) - 11:10 (16:10) - Russian language class
11:10 (16:10) - 11:20 (16:20) - Coffee Break
11:20 (16:20) - 12:20 (17:20) - Russian language class
12:20 (17:20) - 12:30 (17:30) - Coffee Break
12:30 (17:30) - 13:30 (18:30) - Russian language class (fourth and final class)
During the Russian language summer classes the following components will be covered every day:
Grammar: Every day class will cover the main grammatical concepts of the modern Russian language.
Vocabulary: During the 4 weeks course it is anticipated that the participants will learn around 700 new Russian words.
Listening: The participants will learn Russian also through songs and movies as well as watching and listening to news and other short videos about interesting and sometimes funny topics and stories about Russian realities.
Speaking: Every day the Russian language classes will include role-plays to exercise speaking through discussions and conversations.
Writing: Each day the participants of the Russian language class will have writing assignments and homework to complete for the next day.
Reading: Every day students will read and discuss political texts, prose and poetry, conversations, and news. The corpus of texts to be read and discussed during the classes comprises different prominent Russian authors, daily conversations as well as news of the day.
This Russian language school is designed for participants, at least 18 years old.
The summer school 2022 will have 1 group of up to 12 participants (the ASPIRANTUM Russian language groups during the last 8 years have usually had 2-8 students). The participants must have an upper elementary, lower-intermediate, and intermediate level of Russian language knowledge before starting the classes with ASPIRANTUM.
We can also offer beginner classes if you request so.
The deadline to apply to the 4 weeks 2022 Russian language summer school is March 21, 2022.
To apply, please fill in the application form below.
The participation fee is 2590 USD for the 4 week Russian Language course.
This price includes reading and writing materials, coffee breaks, welcome and farewell parties, transportation and meal costs during cultural trips, some dinners with guest speakers.
We will not cover accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, visa costs, insurance, travel costs to Armenia, from Armenia and in Armenia, any costs of accompanying friends or family members.
If you apply before February 15, 2022, and make the payment by February 21, 2022, the participation fee will be $2440
To apply please fill in the application form below.
Registered participants should send 100% of the participation fee before May 25, 2022, online or via a wire bank transfer.
Trips in Armenia
During the 4 weeks of international Russian language summer school, 3 trips will be organized to the most popular cultural heritage sites of Armenia. On the first day (3 July 2022, Sunday) the school will start with a trip to the Garni pagan temple. During 2 other weekends, the participants will have guided trips to Amberd fortress and Lake Sevan.
Accommodation in Yerevan
Previously our summer and winter school participants have found great accommodation deals through Airbnb. Airbnb works perfectly in Yerevan and it is very easy to search and find a proper place. ASPIRANTUM staff is always ready to guide you and help to find the best accommodation through Airbnb. Please also check our detailed guide about how to find accommodation in Yerevan.
Each participant of the summer school may find other sources of financial aid from their own University/School/Community or other relevant foundations.
Letter of Invitation
ASPIRANTUM will provide applicants with an official letter of invitation to support scholarship and travel grant applications.
To apply, please fill in the application form below.
“Not only does the ASPIRANTUM Russian language summer course provide high-class teaching, but Yerevan is one of the best places to practice Russian. Due to my ASPIRANTUM experience, I can now confidently speak and read in Russian and carry out my Ph.D. project in the history of soviet science diplomacy.”
Gabriela RadulescuPhD student, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
“At my university, I have been participating in taking Russian for a year. A year is a long time, 365 days, and hours and hours of Russian a day. Within three weeks at the ASPIRANTUM school, I have learned more information about the Russian language than I have in an entire year.”
Dinara DunhamUniversity of Oregon, USA
“My vocabulary increased enormously, grammatical issues were resolved and my pronunciation improved significantly.”
Peter CooperIT specialist, Netherlands
“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 GonzálezEngineer, Spain
“I had the opportunity to improve and deepen my knowledge of Russian language, culture and literature with the help of highly qualified teachers in a friendly environment.”
Valentina BernardiMA student, University of Verona, Italy
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