Faculty of Pre-university Education of the Belarusian State University

Summer School of Russian

Summer School of Russian – 2019

 

Courses of Russian as a Foreign Language

 

The Belarusian State University offers intensive and interactive Russian language courses at elementary, basic and advanced level which enable students to get in contact personally and actively with the Russian language as well as the history and traditions of Belarus.

 

The courses of Russian as a foreign language

* are offered from September till June

* include 20 academic hours per week

* cost between $310 and $2300 depending on the preferred length of stay in Belarus (i.e. 4, 12, 18 or 36 weeks).

 

Due to interactive role games, discussions about intercultural communication, educational excursions and cultural events, the courses encourage students in a creative, innovative and diversified manner.

 

    Russian Language Summer School

 

At a language Summer school organized in July - August at the Belarusian State University you can improve your Russian language skills.

Summer school offers the following programs:

* 4 weeks, 20 hours per week - $370

* 6 weeks, 20 hours a week - $520

* 8 weeks, 20 hours a week - $690

 

If desired, the Belarusian State University can offer a curriculum supplemented by tours round Belarus. Thus you can improve your Russian and discover Belarus as well!

In 2019 the studies begin

01.07.2019 -  curriculum 4x20; 6x20; 8x20

29.07.2019 - curriculum 4x20.

 

Syllabus of «Russian as a foreign language»

  1. DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE

This course is designed to meet the requirements of the educational program of training courses of «Russian as a foreign language» for foreign citizens in the Summer School of Russian language.In the process of training, students will be able to complete a course of (elementary, basic, first certification) level of proficiency in Russian as a foreign language in accordance with the standard requirements of the curriculum for foreign students that corresponds to the certification levels – A1 (A2, B1).

 

2.THE COMPLEXITY OF THE COURSE

In accordance with the curriculum of the educational program of training courses in the discipline «Russian as a foreign language» the total complexity of the course is 4 creditsfor every four weeks of training / 120 hours, including the classroom - 80 hours, self-study - 40 hours.

 

Content of educational material

COURSE TITLE

Total academic hours/ classroom hours

 

 

Credits

Study weeks

Russian as a foreign language

General language proficiency.

120/80

4

1-4

Russian as a foreign language

General language proficiency.

120/80

4

5-8

TOTAL

240/160

8

 

 

  1. COURSE GOAL

Communicative goals:

  • to form students' ability to participate in the Russian language in the main types of communication activities and within the limits of social, social-cultural, educational and professional spheres of the intended use of the language;
  • to familiarize students with certain types of speech intentions and communication programs in a verbal form, with the use of the norms of speech etiquette in accordance with the laws and norms of Russian;
  • toteach the main types of speech activity: listening (monologue and dialogical speech), writing (writing reproduction of one's own utterance and writing production of someone else's speech), speaking (dialogical and monologue speech) in any communicative situation.

Cognitive goals:

  • todevelop rational ways of thinking, the ability to produce various logical operations;
  • to formulate the tasks of planning and achieving results in educational activities in Russian.

Developmental goals:

  • to form the ability to present their point of view on a given problem in Russian; evaluate the importance of someone else's point of view.
  • tofamiliarize students with the best achievements of the Belarusian culture, immerse in the socio-cultural language environment.

 

  1. COMPETENCIES
  • To engage in everyday communication within the appropriate level of language proficiency.
  • To execute correct sound, rhythmic and intonational formulation of the utterance in monologue and dialogical speech with a minimum phonetic and phonemic errors that do not impede the act of communication.
  • To reproduce verbally and in written form the text they have read or listened to with the required level of details, highlighting the necessary communicatively valuable information and presenting it in accordance with the norms of the Russian language and in a certain logical sequence.
  • To create their own oral or written text, composed of coherent, logical, grammatically correct statements, constructed in accordance with the communicative task.
  • To be able to implement certain types of speech intentions in the verbal form in accordance with the laws and norms of Russian and speech etiquette.
  • Use the lexical minimum of an appropriate level of proficiency in Russian as a foreign language, serving mainly every dayand socio-cultural areas of communication.
  • Use linguistic skills in educational and professional activities.

 

  1. COURSE OUTCOMES

After completing this course students will be able to:

  • enter into life conversation in Russian in the field of everyday and academic communication at the appropriate level of language proficiency;
  • possess the lexical minimum of an appropriate level of proficiency in Russian as a foreign language, serving mainly every dayand socio-cultural areas of communication;
  • analyze and interpret the information presented in oral or written text, as well as assess the author's conclusions;
  • write a resume and cover letter, take part in interviews, including online in Russian;

• organize their speech activity in accordance with the norms and forms of speech etiquette of the modern Russian.

Courses of Russian as a Foreign Language are organized during September – June. The curriculum is based on module principle according to learners' wish: 20 hours a week within  4, 12, 18, 36 weeks (80 -720 hours) and includes the material satisfying the requirements of  certificate levels of language proficiency:

Elementary level:

  • elementary communication (the language of survival);
  •  lingua-cultural adaptation;
  • spoken Russian practice.

Basic level:

  • lexical-grammar correction course;
  • intensive course of oral practice and reading;
  • a course of professionally oriented language.

Advanced level:

  • the difficulties of Russian grammar;
  • the language of business and commerce. Business correspondence;
  • Russian and Belarusian culture and civilization;
  • spoken Russian.
   

 

Learning is provided in the Russian language environment and represents an intensive course of studies. The intensity is supported by introduction in the course of studies some special modules: the Internet module, the module of authentic materials, the module of control testing.

Studies are aimed at intensifying mental and creative activities of learners. Innovation technologies are used in the process of teaching to provide diversity of lessons introducing interactive role games, discussions on problems of interc ultural communication, educational excursions and lingua-cultural events.

- Cost of invitation: $45;

- Tuition fees depend on intensity and terms:

  • Summer school: $370–690;
  • Courses of Russian: $310–2300.

- Accomodation depends on the type of a dormitory and varies from $ 40 to $ 75 per month.

- Extra services: medical insurance , meeting at the airport or at the rail-way station, excursion tours, entertainment programs.

  

   Contacts:

Dean of the faculty: Molofeev Vyacheslav: +375 17 2842682; Этот адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра.

Specialists: +375 17 2840002; Этот адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра.