Critical Language Scholarship Program | Vladimir, Russia
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Vladimir, Russia

Program Dates:

June 21 - August 13, 2021

Hosting Institution:

KORA Russian Language Center

Pro­gram Overview

The CLS Program’s vir­tu­al pro­gram­ming in 2021 com­pris­es approx­i­mate­ly 20 hours of lan­guage activ­i­ties per week, including:

  • 10 hours of face-to-face (syn­chro­nous) small group class 
  • 10 – 15 hours of syn­chro­nous and asyn­chro­nous activities:
    • Indi­vid­ual feed­back ses­sions with instructors
    • Asyn­chro­nous instruc­tion, such as review­ing video recordings 
    • Cul­tur­al activities
    • Indi­vid­ual and group home­work assignments 
    • Direct­ed inde­pen­dent study
    • Reg­u­lar meet­ings with a lan­guage part­ner for con­ver­sa­tion practice

The Russ­ian pro­gram in Vladimir is host­ed by 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. Teach­ers at KORA have decades of expe­ri­ence of teach­ing Russ­ian as a For­eign Lan­guage, both in Rus­sia and abroad in Afghanistan, Alge­ria, Mon­go­lia and the Unit­ed States.