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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. This course has flexible start dates. We will work with you on scheduling once you enroll.

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    Dates:
    15 Jun 2021 - 31 Aug 2021
    Enroll By:
    15 Aug 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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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    05 Jul 2021 - 27 Aug 2021
    Enroll By:
    28 Jun 2021
    Cost:
    $280
  • Conversation Practice 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 40-minute sessions, scheduled individually. This course has flexible start dates. We will work with you on scheduling once you enroll.

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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    15 Jun 2021 - 31 Aug 2021
    Enroll By:
    15 Aug 2021
    Cost:
    $75
  • Czech Language Study

    Online Czech language study is available for all levels, from complete beginner to advanced. It is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with (or continue study of) this Slavic language and boost your overall understanding and cultural integration should you choose to study in or otherwise visit the Czech Republic.

    For those with intermediate or advanced Russian language skills we offer a unique "Czech for Russian Learners" option, which is aimed to fast-track your understanding of Czech by building upon your pre-existing knowledge of another Slavic language.

    20 lessons (45 min. each), individual instruction, evenings EDT, weekdays (flexible scheduling)

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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    15 Jun 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
    Enroll By:
    31 May 2021
    Cost:
    $360
  • 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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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    05 Jul 2021 - 27 Aug 2021
    Enroll By:
    28 Jun 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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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    05 Jul 2021 - 27 Aug 2021
    Enroll By:
    28 Jun 2021
    Cost:
    $260
  • Online Research Internships

    SRAS is offering online research internships over winter break, 2021-2022. Interns will be researching and writing about popular culture, folk culture, art, contemporary literature, or food for SRAS sites. Internships are flexible and SRAS editors will work with interns to assign tasks that are both of interest to the intern and fill the needs of the SRAS Family of Sites.

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    Short Course

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    Terms:
    Summer
    Dates:
    20 Dec 2021 - 10 Jan 2022
    Enroll By:
    10 Dec 2021
    Cost:
    $
  • Polish Language Study

    Online Polish language study is available for all levels, from complete beginner to advanced. It is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with (or continue study of) this Slavic language and boost your overall understanding and cultural integration should you choose to study in or otherwise visit Poland.

    For those with intermediate or advanced Russian language skills we offer a unique "Polish for Russian Learners" option, which is aimed to fast-track your understanding of Polish by building upon your pre-existing knowledge of another Slavic language.

    20 lessons (45 min. each), individual instruction, evenings EDT, weekdays (flexible scheduling)

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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    15 Jun 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
    Enroll By:
    15 Dec 2021
    Cost:
    $360
  • 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 Wednesday evenings 8:00 - 9:30pm EDT + 1 Saturday morning virtual excursion

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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    16 Jun 2021 - 07 Jul 2021
    Enroll By:
    13 Jun 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 Wednesday evenings 8:00 - 9:30pm EDT + 1 Saturday morning virtual excursion

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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    16 Jun 2021 - 07 Jul 2021
    Enroll By:
    13 Jun 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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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    21 Jun 2021 - 17 Jul 2021
    Enroll By:
    14 Jun 2021
    Cost:
    $149
  • Security and Society Summer School - Online 2021

    This course offers a broad overview of the security challenges faced by the countries of Central Europe and also by NATO and the European Union in the XXI century. It will focus specifically on topics including cybersecurity, terrorism, hybrid warfare, energy security, intelligence, and the media. It will also examine the implications of COVID19 outbreak for international security. 

    2-week online course + 4 week research internship

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    Cost:
    $
  • 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:
    15 Jun 2021 - 31 Dec 2022
    Enroll By:
    01 Dec 2021
    Cost:
    $25
  • 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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  • Ukrainian Language Study

    Online Ukrainian language study is available for all levels, from complete beginner to advanced. 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 Ukraine. These are individual (one-on-one) lessons which will quickly advance your language skills. The start date is flexible.

    For those with intermediate or advanced Russian language skills we offer a unique "Ukrainian for Russian Learners" option, which is aimed to fast-track your understanding of Ukrainian by building upon your pre-existing knowledge of another Slavic language.

    20 lessons (45 min. each), individual instruction, late morning/early afternoon EDT, weekdays 

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    Short Course

    Next Available Date

    Dates:
    15 Jun 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
    Enroll By:
    15 Dec 2021
    Cost:
    $360
  • 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. This course assumes that you have no prior Russian language study. If you already know the basics, even if you are a bit rusty, we suggest one of our Maintenance Russian courses instead.

    Four 60-minute meetings + asynchronous supplemental material

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    Short Course

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    Dates:
    19 Jul 2021 - 30 Jul 2021
    Enroll By:
    12 Jul 2021
    Cost:
    $99