Russian programme

This programme consists of two master classes: Active Russian (slot 1 and 2), and Russian Literature: Russian short story at the beginning of the 20th century (slot 3 and 4). Please note that if you want to follow one of these courses (for example Active Russian), you will need to sign up for both slots (1 and 2).

Slot 1 + 2: Master Class Active Russian (9.30 - 11.00 and 11.30 - 13.00)

Larissa Anissimova (Leiden)

Course language combination
The only language used during the Master Class will be Russian. Dutch-Russian and/or English-Russian translation will be provided if necessary.

Course description
Do you want to improve your Russian? This is your chance! Only in 2 weeks your fluency in speaking will be improved, we will enhance your listening skills, reading and writing will become easier. We use the progressive memory techniques, which would help you to learn the language in the modern way.
Unique exercises for interpreters help you to master the consecutive and simultaneous interpretation skills.

Course outline
This 2 week intensive Course aims to develop your communication skills at the professional level. The group work is combined with the individual tuition. The phonetic and grammatical skills are to be developed. You will be able to learn and use lots of new lexical combinations providing your successful professional communication.

Level and requirements
Successfull completion of the course requires Dutch or English speaking participants to be proficient in Russian at C1-C2 level of competence (Common European Framework of Reference), already possessing all the Russian language skills.  B2 level students can also be accepted.

PE-Points for translators and interpreters
Because of the new policy regarding the PE-points, translators and interpreters can now only apply for their PE-points themselves. In order to apply for the PE-points, they will be needing the following documents:

- A certificate of attendance (this they will receive on the final day of the Summer School)
- An overview of the course materials (please collect all texts you read and assignments you did during the courses yourself)
- Information on the course
- The CV of the teacher

More information on the PE-point application can be found on the website under the chapter “Permanente Educatie”. If you have any further questions, you can contact the helpdesk of the WBTV Bureau by telephone via 088–7871920 (Monday to Friday 9-13 and 14-16.30).

Slot 3 + 4: Master Class Russian Literature: Russian short story at the beginning of the 20th century

Lena Lubotsky (Leiden)

Course description
This year's Master Class will be dedicated to reading and analyzing a number of short stories by four Russian writers: Fedor Sollogub, Zinaida Gippius, Vladimir Nabokov and Ivan Bunin. In spite of the fact that all these stories were written approximately at the same time (the beginning of the 20th century), they bear clear witness of the individual style of their authors. During the last two days of the course, we will read a few unprepared stories and try to determine their authors on the basis of stylistic features, motives and other characteristics.

Requirements
The participants should download the short stories below and read them before they attend the Summer School; we will not translate them in the class.

-- Short stories to be read in advance -- 

Language
The only language used during the Master Class will be Russian, and the students will actively participate in discussing these works.

PE-Points for translators and interpreters
Because of the new policy regarding the PE-points, translators and interpreters can now only apply for their PE-points themselves. In order to apply for the PE-points, they will be needing the following documents:

- A certificate of attendance (this they will receive on the final day of the Summer School)
- An overview of the course materials (please collect all texts you read and assignments you did during the courses yourself)
- Information on the course
- The CV of the teacher

More information on the PE-point application can be found on the website under the chapter “Permanente Educatie”. If you have any further questions, you can contact the helpdesk of the WBTV Bureau by telephone via 088–7871920 (Monday to Friday 9-13 and 14-16.30).