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Russian 3 or equivalent.
Class time will be spent in conversation and discussion of material read outside of class. Emphasis on idiomatic expressions used in daily speech, grammar, and vocabulary building. Every class will focus on a particular conversational topic suggested by the tutor.
Topics will include: Russian festivals; holidays in Russia; hobbies and entertainment in contemporary Russia; the changing face of Moscow / St Petersburg; Russia in broad historical context; Russia and the world; Russia today (economics, politics, sports, science); and Russian media: television, newspapers, periodicals.
Every week, a new topic will be introduced either through visual or textual stimuli (proverb, citation, newspaper cutting, video recordings). Texts, vocabulary lists and questions for discussion are provided by the tutor one week before the discussion of a particular text/topic takes place.
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
Copies of articles, short stories and transcripts of video recordings will be provided by the tutor one week before discussion after the students have agreed upon the topics for discussion.
Handouts will be provided during the course by the tutor.
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