Russian Through Art
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LR403
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Duration: 7 sessions (over 7 weeks)
What is the course about?
You will learn Russian through immersion in language specifically related to Russian art. The emphasis is on developing listening and speaking skills. There will be some writing assignments too.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
In the first part of this course you will learn about museums and collections in Russia, Russian art collectors, modern art museums and galleries and art auctions.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- acquire knowledge about well-known art museums and art collections and the vocabulary to talk about them.
- enhance your knowledge of the Hermitage and other art collections, as well as modern art galleries in Russia.
- develop your own language skills and abilities to talk about art collections.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable if you have completed Russian at Level 3, or you are a confident learner at Level 3 or are studying Russian at Level 4 or above.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This course involves listening and reading activities (available on-line), using video and audio files, discussions, there will be some task-based and project-based assignments.
Homework will be set every week, which students should be willing and able to do in order to benefit fully from the course.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on the tutor's own materials and the book “Russian through Art” by Anna S. Kudyma and Olga E. Kagan, published by Routledge ISBN 9781138400276.
Please try the European Bookshop by selecting 'City Lit' and the language you are studying at this web page or call them at 020 7734 5259. If you state on the website, by phone or in the shop that you are studying with us, you can claim a 10% discount. You might be asked for your student number.
Or on the UCLA site https://ccle.ucla.edu/course/view/russart. Internet resources will be given either in the book or by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
The course will be continued next term – the topic of the 2nd part “Painting of the 19th – beginning of the 20th century”.
Eugeniya is a Russian teacher who lived most of her life in Moscow. She holds a degree in language teaching from Moscow State University as well as a PGCE. She has also trained to be a language teacher at City Lit. Eugeniya has taught Russian at all levels in a wide range of institutions including secondary schools, London universities and various language centres and agencies. She enjoys teaching adults who need Russian for travelling, communicating with friends or who would like to learn about Russian history, politics and literature. Her passions are languages, literature, art, and travelling.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.