Critical Language Scholarship Program | Vladimir, Russia

Vladimir, Russia

Program Dates:

June 13 - August 14, 2016

Hosting Institution:

KORA Russian Language Center

Program Structure

The CLS institute in Vladimir is designed to cover the equivalent of one academic year of university-level Russian study during the 8-week program, and is designed to meet the needs of students from a range of language levels and backgrounds. Students range in proficiency and experience from those who have completed the minimum required two years of college-level study or the equivalent, to heritage speakers already at an advanced level of proficiency.

Students take classes at the KORA Russian Language Center, an independent educational center founded in 1991 by faculty from Vladimir State University focusing exclusively on teaching Russian to non-native speakers. Formal classroom instruction consists of approximately four hours per day of language classes, five days per week. Students at more advanced levels may be assigned an independent project, for which they will conduct research with guidance and support from instructors. Cultural excursions, lectures, and other enrichment activities are designed to support and enhance language learning and exposure to the host culture. Regular one-on-one meetings with language partners for conversational practice and accommodations with host families further integrate participants into the linguistic and cultural life of Vladimir.

Language Levels Offered:

  • Intermediate: Minimum Completion of two academic years of college-level Russian, or its equivalent, prior to the start of the program.
  • Advanced: Completion of three years of college-level Russian, or its equivalent, prior to the start of the program.