Russian

RUSS Russian 

Course/
Section
Title/
Instructor
Dates/
Fees
Days/
Time
10003/
91
Intensive Introductory Russion-1
Erin Franklin
June 23-July 11
Tuition: $3225
MTWRF
9:00AM-3:30PM
Cobb 210
10006/
91
Intensive Introductory Russian-2
Kathryn Duda
July 14-August 1
Tuition: $3225
MTWRF
9:00AM-3:30PM
Cobb 210
20003/
91
Intensive Intermediate Russian-1
Cori Anderson
June 23-July 11
Tuition: $3225
MTWRF
9:00AM-3:30PM
Cobb 205
20006/
91
Intensive Intermediate Russian-2
Cori Anderson
July 14-August 1
Tuition: $3225
MTWRF
9:00AM-3:30PM
Cobb 205
 

Intensive Introductory Russian 
RUSS 10003 and 10006

The RUSS 10003-10006 course sequence provides a comprehensive introduction to modern standard Russian. Students will achieve novice high to intermediate low proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and listening and will be introduced to Russian culture and history through authentic texts, audio and video, Internet and multimedia activities, and film screenings. The course provides 140 contact hours over a 6-week period, divided into two segments of three weeks each. The RUSS 10003-10006 sequence is the equivalent of the 10100-10200-10300 sequence offered during the regular academic year at the University of Chicago and satisfies the university competency requirement.

Register for Intensive Introductory Russian (based on your current enrollment status): high school students, visiting students, or current UChicago students

Intensive Intermediate Russian
RUSS 20003 and 20006

The RUSS 20003-20006 course sequence enables students to develop solid intermediate speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and further solidify their foundation in grammar and vocabulary. Students will explore Russian culture through authentic texts, audio and video, multimedia and Internet activities, and film screenings. The course provides 140 contact hours over a 6-week period, divided into two segments of three weeks each and may be FLAS eligible, depending on the student’s home institution. The RUSS 20003-20006 sequence is the equivalent of the 20100-20200-20300 sequence offered during the regular academic year at the University of Chicago.

Register for Intensive Intermediate Russian (based on your current enrollment status): high school students, visiting students, or current UChicago students

Introduction to Interpretation (Russian-English, English-Russian)
RUSS 21700

This course introduces students to the field of conference interpretation in general and to consecutive interpretation in particular. It emphasizes the ability to understand and analyze a message in the source language (Russian/English) and convey it in the target language (English/Russian) in a straightforward and clear manner. The course develops a student’s ability to analyze and paraphrase the meaning of a passage in the source language, and to identify the passage’s components and establish a logical relationship among them. Students will focus on active listening and concentration skills, memory enhancing techniques, and the ability to abstract information for subsequent recall. Basic elements of note-taking will be discussed as well. At the end of the course students will be able to interpret 3-5 minute extemporaneous passages on familiar topics. During practice sessions students will listen to and repeat the content of passages of increasing length and difficulty. Topics will cover daily life, current events and the media, as well as general areas of students’ interest. PQ: Fluency in English and Russian. Students with no prior experience in interpreting will work from their “weaker” language into their stronger; students with more practice (advanced and immersion courses, time living in Russia, raised in Russian speaking households, etc.) will practice both ways.

Intermediate Interpretation: Consecutive and Simultaneous (Russian-English, English-Russian)
RUSS 21701

This course develops skills and techniques acquired in Introduction to Interpretation. In consecutive interpretation, the following will be emphasized: clarity of expression, correct style and grammar, proper diction and presentation, and strategies for dealing with cultural and linguistic problems. Students will expand their active vocabulary to include terms and idioms frequent in extemporaneous speeches. At the end of the course students will be able to interpret extemporaneous passages of moderate difficulty derived from professional settings (sources will vary).
Basic strategies for simultaneous interpretation will be introduced, and exercises will be provided to help develop the concentration necessary for listening and speaking at the same time. The students will work to master voice management, and to acquire smooth delivery techniques. Students will learn to analyze discourse for meaning while rendering a coherent interpretation in the target language with correct grammar, diction and style. At the end of the course, students will be able to interpret 8-10 minute passages from public lectures, radio addresses, interviews, news reports, etc. PQ: Introduction to Interpretation, or equivalent; consent of the instructor. Recommended to students past 3rd year and/or heritage/ native speakers of Russian.

Register for Introductory and Intermediate Russian Interpretation (based on your current enrollment status): high school students, visiting students, or current UChicago students