Russian Language Winter School
8 weeks (or 4-7 weeks), from Nov 05, 2023 to Dec 29, 2023

Yerevan, Armenia

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

For inquiries please contact [email protected]

We extend a warm invitation to international participants to join us for our upcoming 2023 Russian language winter school. Our Russian summer and winter courses offer valuable classroom experience, networking opportunities, one-to-one tutoring, academic conversations, delicious cuisine, and exploration of stunning destinations. The winter school is set to run for 4-8 weeks, starting from November 5, 2023, and concluding on December 29, 2023. We highly appreciate your dedication and time invested in learning Russian, and we assure you of an unforgettable language course experience. We strongly encourage you to apply and be part of this exciting journey. Thank you!

The ASPIRANTUM School of Languages and Cultures cordially invites international participants to join the Russian Language Winter School from November 5 to December 29, 2023, in Yerevan, Armenia. Check out the testimonials of ASPIRANTUM's Russian language summer and winter school alumni here: https://aspirantum.com/testimonials 

In 2023, a 56-day winter school will be held for those who wish to improve their written and oral modern Russian skills and their ability to read and interpret Russian texts from various periods. Participants can also expand their knowledge of conversational Russian quickly and effectively.

The 8-week winter school for the Russian language provides 160 hours of rigorous instruction over 40 days, from Monday to Friday each week. Each day, participants will receive 4 hours of Russian language classes. The classes commence in the morning or at noon, with the following schedule.

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)

The Russian language winter classes will cover the following components every day to foster the Russian language knowledge of participants at a rapid pace:

Grammar: Every day class will cover the main grammatical concepts of the modern Russian language.

Vocabulary: During the 8 weeks course it is anticipated that the participants will learn around 2000 new Russian words from literary language as well as words used in everyday life.

Listening: The classes are scheduled in a way that participants with the guidance of an experienced instructor learn the Russian language 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 push the students to exercise their speaking abilities through discussions, conversations, and interpretations about different texts and topics. As nearly everyone speaks Russian fluently in Yerevan the speaking skills of participants may be advanced during everyday conversations in the streets, shops, and other places of Yerevan.

Writing: Each day the participants of the Russian language class will have assignments and homework to complete for the next day. The homework will primarily involve writing assignments and those will be assessed by the teacher and discussed the next day’s Russian language class.

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, and news of the day.

Levels:

This Russian language school is designed for participants, at least 18 years old, who want to make well-grounded progress in their knowledge of the Russian language and deepen their knowledge of Russian grammar, colloquial speech, and literary language.

The Russian language winter school 2023 will have 1 group of up to 12 participants (previously, the ASPIRANTUM Russian language groups have usually had 2-8 students). The participants must have an upper elementary level of Russian language knowledge before starting the classes with ASPIRANTUM. We do not offer beginner classes or advanced classes in the Russian language. 

ASPIRANTUM’s Russian 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 upper elementary level of Russian is welcome to apply and participate in ASPIRANTUM’s Russian language winter school from November 5 till December 29 in Yerevan.

Regular Deadline:

The deadline to apply to the 2023 Russian language winter school is September 21, 2023.

To apply, please fill in the application form below.

Deadline for discounted fee:

August 10, 2023 (see discount details in the “Participation fee” section below).

Participation fee:
The participation fee is: 
$5490 - 8 weeks. Below, in the application form, you may also select a 4-7 weeks program.
$4990 - 7 weeks
$4490 - 6 weeks
$3990 - 5 weeks
$3490 - 4 weeks

Discount:
If you apply before August 5, 2023, and make the payment by August 10, 2023, the participation fee will be:
$4990 - 8 weeks 
$4490 - 7 weeks
$3990 - 6 weeks
$3590 - 5 weeks
$2990 - 4 weeks

This price includes reading and writing materials, coffee breaks, and three cultural trips, transforming your stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented endeavor.

We will not cover accommodation, insurance, breakfast, lunch, dinner, visa costs, travel costs to Armenia, from Armenia, and in Armenia, or any costs of accompanying friends or family members.

To apply, please fill in the application form below.

Registered participants should send 100% of the participation fee before October 5, 2023, online or via a wire bank transfer.

Trips in Armenia
- During the eight weeks of international Russian language summer school, four trips will be organized to Armenia's most famous cultural heritage sites - Garni, Geghard, Amberd fortress, Lake Sevan, Ejmiatsin, Tsaghkadzor, Bjni, etc.

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.

Scholarships
- Several scholarships are available to participate in ASPIRANTUM’s Persian language summer school. For details on scholarships, please check our "scholarships" section.
Each summer school participant may find other sources of financial aid from their own University/School/Community or other relevant foundations.

Dostoyevsky Scholarships
Eligible candidates can apply for Dostoyevsky Scholarships. Please see the details here: https://aspirantum.com/scholarships/dostoyevsky-grants-to-learn-russian 

Letter of Invitation
ASPIRANTUM will offer applicants an official invitation letter to support scholarship and travel grant applications.

For questions and inquiries, please contact [email protected] or WhatsApp Dr. Khachik Gevorgyan at +374-91-557978

To apply, please fill in the application form below.

Each participant of the winter school may find other sources of financial aid from their own University/School/Community or other relevant foundations.

ASPIRANTUM will provide applicants with an official letter of invitation to support scholarship and travel grant applications.

For questions and inquiries, please contact [email protected] or whatsapp Dr. Khachik Gevorgyan +374-91-557978

To apply, please fill in the application form below.

Testimonials

  • “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 Dunham
    University of Oregon, USA
  • “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 Radulescu
    PhD student, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • “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
  • “My vocabulary increased enormously, grammatical issues were resolved and my pronunciation improved significantly.”
    Peter Cooper
    IT specialist, Netherlands
  • “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 Bernardi
    MA student, University of Verona, Italy

Teachers

Alyona Shestakova-Stukun profile image

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.

Scholarships for Russian Language Courses

Dostoyevsky Scholarships to Learn Russian in Yerevan

ASPIRANTUM announces "Dostoyevsky scholarships" for students in Russian Studies and relevant fields to participate in ASPIRANTUM's 4-8 weeks Russian language summer school 2024 in Yerevan, Armenia.

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Applications for this course are closed

For inquiries please contact [email protected]