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  • Advanced Russian Training (ART)

    Do you speak Russian at a high professional level (B2 or higher), with a wide vocabulary and strong knowledge of grammar - high enough that native speakers have stopped correcting you? Do you feel that because of this your learning of Russian has stalled? This is the course for you! An instructor will engage you in topical conversations, identify your weak points, provide detailed feedback and exercises, and work with you to bring your Russian to the next level – all in a convenient, online course designed around your schedule.

    Heritage speakers - this is the course for you as well, with an individualized approach to correcting grammar, breaking habits of applying English structure to Russian, and filling in the gaps in your knowledge of Russian.

    Four 60-minute sessions, scheduled individually. Dates posted for this course are flexible - contact us for a start date.

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    Dates:
    01 Mar 2021 - 28 May 2021
    Enroll By:
    30 Apr 2021
    Cost:
    $120
  • Bishkek Online: Part-Time/Maintenance Russian

    Looking to keep up and advance your Russian language skills? Perhaps you have taken Russian in the past, but cannot fit a full-time intensive language course into your schedule right now. Or maybe you teach Russian but have limited opportunity to advance your own skills and practice speaking with others at your level. Whatever your situation, if you are looking to improve your Russian in a convenient, online setting, this course is for you!

    8-week minimum * 3 mornings per week x 50 min * All levels

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    Dates:
    01 Mar 2021 - 23 Apr 2021
    Enroll By:
    25 Feb 2021
    Cost:
    $280
  • Czech for Russian Learners

    Czech for Russian Learners is an online course aimed at those who have studied Russian for the equivalent of two years or more. It is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with (or continue study of) another Slavic language and boost your overall understanding and cultural integration should you choose to study in or otherwise visit the Czech Republic.

    5 Wednesday evenings (60 minutes)

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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    03 Mar 2021 - 31 Mar 2021
    Enroll By:
    25 Feb 2021
    Cost:
    $119
  • Eurasian Foodways: Chicken Kyiv

    Chicken Kyiv is not found in Ukraine outside of Kyiv, but in Kyiv it is taken very seriously. No respectable Kyiv restaurant would dare to serve a badly cooked version. Much sought after for special occasions, there are only a handful of places that locals would trust to make the dish properly. Undoubtedly, it is a great treat to taste a well-cooked chicken Kyiv. You will love it from the moment the butter gushes from the cut and fills you plate with delicious herbal juice, a perfect condiment for your mashed potato. You can’t have a better gravy! You can't have a better chicken! Join us and learn to make this magical dish!

    1 meeting, Saturday, March 13, 12-1pm ET

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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    13 Mar 2021 - 13 Mar 2021
    Enroll By:
    10 Mar 2021
    Cost:
    $25
  • Individual Tutoring Sessions

    Practice and advance your Russian outside of the classroom with a native Russian-speaking peer! Learning Russian is more fun (and practical) if you get a chance to use it to interact with someone in Russia. These online, individual sessions allow you to apply what you are learning by taking part in an informal conversation with a Russian peer. 

    Five 30-minute sessions, scheduled individually. This course has flexible start dates - contact us about scheduling.

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    Dates:
    01 Mar 2021 - 28 May 2021
    Enroll By:
    30 Apr 2021
    Cost:
    $49
  • Irkutsk Online: Part-Time/Maintenance Russian

    Looking to keep up and advance your Russian language skills? Perhaps you have taken Russian in the past, but cannot fit a full-time intensive language course into your schedule right now. Or maybe you teach Russian but have limited opportunity to advance your own skills and practice speaking with others at your level. Whatever your situation, if you are looking to improve your Russian with a minimal time commitment in a convenient, online setting, this course is for you!

    8-week minimum * Weekday evenings, 8-9pm EST * All levels

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    Dates:
    03 Mar 2021 - 21 Apr 2021
    Enroll By:
    25 Feb 2021
    Cost:
    $200
  • Kyiv Online: Part-Time/Maintenance Russian

    Looking to keep up and advance your Russian language skills? Perhaps you have taken Russian in the past, but cannot fit a full-time intensive language course into your schedule right now. Or maybe you teach Russian but have limited opportunity to advance your own skills and practice speaking with others at your level. Whatever your situation, if you are looking to improve your Russian with a minimal time commitment in a convenient, online setting, this course is for you!

    8 week minimum * 2x per week x 90 min * All levels

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    Dates:
    01 Mar 2021 - 23 Apr 2021
    Enroll By:
    25 Feb 2021
    Cost:
    $260
  • Mastering Russian Idioms

    Learn the most used Russian idioms and speak beautiful, idiomatic Russian. Idioms are important, essential for understanding everyday spoken Russian as well as the language of media and fiction. They will help you to speak on more emotional topics, in a more expressive way. Want to be an insider? Want to laugh when everyone else laughs? Then join us and add the most popular Russian idioms to your vocabulary in this hybrid live/self-study course.

    6 Saturdays, late morning/early afternoon (60 minutes) * 3 levels available

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    Dates:
    13 Mar 2021 - 17 Apr 2021
    Enroll By:
    06 Mar 2021
    Cost:
    $115
  • Perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe

    This online series will look at Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) from three perspectives - history, security, and democracy. This is a live and interactive lecture series providing an intensive introduction to the history and current issues in a region that has undergone tremendous change over the course of the past century. As we approach the 30th anniversary of the fall of communism, it is an appropriate time to consider both the causes and consequences of such rapid change.

    3 sessions (Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 3): 10:00am - 1:00pm EST. These sessions stand alone and do not have prerequisites.

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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    06 Mar 2021 - 06 Mar 2021
    Enroll By:
    27 Feb 2021
    Cost:
    $149
  • Perspectives on the Russian Far East

    The Russian Far East is a vital part of Russia that few understand. Ten time zones and thousands of miles away from Moscow, it has a unique history and culture. Explore this complex region with us, and you will gain a deeper understanding of Russia as a whole.

    This course covers a range of issues related to the history and modern development of the Russian Far East and its administrative center, the city of Vladivostok. We will take into account modern approaches to and assessments of the key problems the region has faced from the moment of its entry into Russia until the present time.

    4 Tuesdays, Evenings EST

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    Dates:
    06 Apr 2021 - 27 Apr 2021
    Enroll By:
    01 Apr 2021
    Cost:
    $250
  • Perspectives on Ukrainian Identity

    Perspectives on Ukrainian Identity is a multidimensional look at the people and events which have shaped Ukrainian identity. Starting from a broad introduction to Ukrainian history, we then move to four focused events - both tragic and heroic - that have had an outsized influence on modern Ukrainian identity. We will come to understand the geography, history, politics, and geopolitics of this large and fascinating country. We combine lecture, "live" visits to sites of relevance, and panel discussions with Ukrainian students as they reflect on their own history and identity.

    4 Saturdays 10:00am- 11:30am EST

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    Dates:
    06 Mar 2021 - 27 Mar 2021
    Enroll By:
    01 Mar 2021
    Cost:
    $250.00
  • Polish for Russian Learners

    Polish for Russian Learners is an online course aimed at those who have studied Russian for the equivalent of two years or more. It is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with (or continue study of) another Slavic language and boost your overall understanding and cultural integration should you choose to study in or otherwise visit Poland.

    5 Wednesday evenings (60 minutes)

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    Dates:
    03 Mar 2021 - 31 Mar 2021
    Enroll By:
    25 Feb 2021
    Cost:
    $119
  • Professional Training: Legal/Court or Medical Interpreter

    Are you looking for a way to earn money on your language skills? Fast-track your way into a career with these practical, online courses.

    The Legal & Court Interpreter course introduces participants to legal and court interpreter roles and skills, interpreter ethics, and legal and court terminology in both English and the target language. Students gain an understanding of the legal system and take a close look at the Standards and Procedures for Court Interpreters, the document which regulates professional court interpreting.

    The Medical Interpreter course prepares you to act as a medical interpreter, facilitating communication between doctor and patient, helping to prevent misdiagnosis, and improving health outcomes. 

    Legal & Court Interpreter: 7 weeks, 45 hours * Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm EST
    Medical Interpreter: 7 weeks, 60 hours * Wednesdays, 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm EST, and Saturdays, 10.00 am - 12.30 pm EDT & 1 pm - 3.30 pm EST.​​​​​

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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    03 Mar 2021 - 17 Apr 2021
    Enroll By:
    26 Apr 2021
    Cost:
    $790
  • Reading Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita

    This course is a multi-faceted look at Mikhail Bulgakov's masterpiece, The Master and Margarita. Reading this work, loved by Russians and learners of Russian, is nothing short of an adventure. It is no wonder why it was long considered one of the greatest novels of all time.

    We will navigate our way through this work with five lectures and a virtual "live" visit to the Bulgakov Museum in Moscow and Patriarchi Ponds, the setting of the events of the first chapter.

    4 weekday evenings 8:00 - 9:30pm EST + 1 Saturday morning virtual excursion

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    Dates:
    05 Apr 2021 - 29 Apr 2021
    Enroll By:
    29 Mar 2021
    Cost:
    $149
  • Reading Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard

    Without Anton Pavlovich Chekhov drama it is impossible to imagine Russian classics. It is not only due to the ingenious courage of the author, who changed the idea of the expressive possibilities of the theater. Dramas by A.P. Chekhov are also a subtle image of the Russian national world, full of pain and tenderness, in all its incongruities, comedy and tragedy.

    The Cherry Orchard is an existential drama set in an idyllic estate with a cherry orchard that represents an old Russia destined to disappear. The play was written in 1903, shortly before the first Russian revolution. After the revolution, it became regarded by contemporaries as a prediction of an impending historical catastrophe, and, ironically, is also known as one of Chekhov's most lyrical comedies.

    4 weekday evenings 8:00 - 9:30pm EST + 1 Saturday morning virtual excursion

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    Dates:
    05 Apr 2021 - 29 Apr 2021
    Enroll By:
    29 Mar 2021
    Cost:
    $149
  • Reading Dostoevsky: The Brothers Karamazov

    The Brothers Karamazov is one of Fyodor Dostoevsky's most famous novels. Using elements drawn from the genre of crime fiction, he creates a compelling story. However, the greatness of the novel is found in its philosophical questioning. The reader is much more likley to be struck by the unanswered existential and ontological questions the novel raises than by any suspense drawn in the search for the killer. 

    We will take a multi-faceted look at The Brothers Karamazov. We will navigate our way through this work with five lectures and a virtual "live" visit to the Dostoevsky Museum in St. Petersburg. 

    4 weekday evenings 8:00 - 9:30pm EST + 1 Saturday morning virtual excursion

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    Dates:
    28 Feb 2021 - 25 Mar 2021
    Enroll By:
    21 Feb 2021
    Cost:
    $149
  • Reading Pasternak: Dr. Zhivago

    The novel Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak is one of the most iconic texts of Russian literature of the 20th century. In Soviet times, it was a subject of ideological dispute, and in the new era – an object of interest for theorists of literature, filmmakers, and theater directors. For the author himself, it was the book of his entire life. History and time, destiny of the people and one man, worship to the idea and love, nature and culture – everything is combined in a complex pattern of life, which Boris Pasternak gently reflects in his novel. While reading the novel it seems everything happens by chance. However, the main question is what is chance?

    This course is a multi-faceted look at Boris Pasternak's masterpiece, Dr. Zhivago. We will navigate our way through this work with five lectures and a virtual "live" visit to Peredelkino, the writers' village outside of Moscow, where the novel was written.

    4 weekday evenings 8:00 - 9:30pm EST + 1 Saturday morning virtual excursion

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    Dates:
    05 Apr 2021 - 29 Apr 2021
    Enroll By:
    29 Mar 2021
    Cost:
    $149
  • Reading Tolstoy: Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina is one of the world's great novels of psychological prose. Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy's work, a love story focusing on Karenina and Vronsky, remains popular and relevant today. In part, this is thanks to the ideas Tolstoy and his characters present about happiness – subtle, ephemeral and at the same time vital to maintaining one's state of mind.

    We will take a multi-faceted look at Anna Karenina. We will navigate our way through this work with five lectures and a virtual "live" visit to Yasnaya Polyana, where Tolstoy lived and wrote this novel as well as War and Peace.

    4 weekday evenings 8:00 - 9:30pm EST + 1 Saturday morning virtual excursion

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    Dates:
    05 Apr 2021 - 29 Apr 2021
    Enroll By:
    29 Mar 2021
    Cost:
    $149
  • Russian Grammar Challenge

    Are there aspects of Russian grammar that trip you up again and again? Areas that you really want to drill until they come naturally? The Russian Grammar Challenge is an opportunity for you to focus on some of the more challenging aspects of the Russian language. Sometimes simply hearing another explanation or taking another approach can make all the difference. Or you may need more focused practice time in a small group setting. In this online course, we focus on making the grammar come naturally in your speech.

    6 Saturdays, morning/early afternoon (60 minutes) * 4 levels available

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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    13 Mar 2021 - 17 Apr 2021
    Enroll By:
    06 Mar 2021
    Cost:
    $109
  • SRAS Gift Certificate

    Is there anything more wonderful than an experience? If you are looking for a unique gift for a colleague, friend, family member or other loved one, consider gifting an SRAS gift certificate, which can be used toward an online class or any SRAS study abroad program, and has the added benefit of giving the recipient something to look forward to! 

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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    01 Mar 2021 - 02 Mar 2021
    Enroll By:
    30 Nov -0001
    Cost:
    $999
  • Study Abroad: Online Extension

    Already planning to study abroad with SRAS? Enroll in up to 4 weeks/4 credits of online study before and/or after your time abroad. 

    Rolling dates and admissions relative to study abroad dates

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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    01 May 2021 - 31 Aug 2021
    Enroll By:
    15 Apr 2021
    Cost:
    $850
  • The Future in Science Fiction

    Explore the thin line between reality and fiction in literature, film, and gaming. We will look at science fiction from the perspectives of sociology, security, and political science. We will consider science fiction as a predictor – and ponder upon futurology and foresight. Alongside a series of discussions and workshops, we will be working on essays for publication in a course anthology and exploring the new field of prototype/design fiction and micro science fiction prototyping (µSFP).

    3-week online course + 3 week writing seminars

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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    28 Jun 2021 - 06 Aug 2021
    Enroll By:
    01 May 2021
    Cost:
    $950
  • Ukrainian for Russian Learners

    Ukrainian for Russian Learners is an online course aimed at those who have studied Russian for the equivalent of two years or more. It is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with another Slavic language and boost your overall understanding and cultural integration should you choose to study in or otherwise visit Ukraine. Introductory level offered, as well as continuing levels for those who would like to continue beyond the first 5 weeks.

    5 Saturdays, morning/early afternoon (60 minutes)

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    Dates:
    03 Mar 2021 - 31 Mar 2021
    Enroll By:
    25 Feb 2021
    Cost:
    $119
  • Начинаем! Getting Started with Russian

    Whether you have a specific need to embark on the Russian language or are simply curious, this online course is your opportunity to try it out. Is it really as hard as it looks? What does it sound like? 

    This short course is appropriate for any age - from ambitious high school students to working professionals and lifelong learners. It is appropriate if you are simply in the planning stages of a trip to Russia, or any number of countries where Russian remains the lingua franca.

    Four 60-minute meetings + asynchronous supplemental material

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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    05 Apr 2021 - 01 May 2021
    Enroll By:
    29 Mar 2021
    Cost:
    $99
  • Секрет Королевы: Russian Chess Tradition

    Join SRAS and The Russian Chess School for an exploration of the Russian world of chess. For decades, the Russian-speaking world has been a major player in global chess tournaments, with its own playing styles and strategies. The heroine in The Queen's Gambit, for instance, studied Russian in order to read the Russian strategy books and to better understand her opponents. We will dive into the history of chess, its role in the Cold War, the role it has had and continues to have in Russian education and society. We then learn to "talk chess" in Russian! 

    1 meeting, Saturday, March 27, 12-1:45pm EST

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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    27 Mar 2021 - 27 Mar 2021
    Enroll By:
    25 Mar 2021
    Cost:
    $