Having completed two full years in the study of Russian language and civilization, students in Russian III will have gained sufficient competence, proficiency, and confidence in the language and cultural literacy to begin to compose their own texts, start their own conversations, and even think independently and freely in Russian.
This course will foster and encourage these skills, and will further develop students’ ability to comprehend and interpret complex Russian utterances and texts. We will continue to stay focused on the deeply intriguing and astonishing beauty of Russian history, literature, and culture in order to begin to more fully assimilate the optimal linguistic mindset for navigating this complex and interesting culture.
Russian III is paired with lectures and guidebooks from the Great Courses Plus, on online educational lecture service. Students are required to subscribe to the Great Courses Plus in order to access the downloadable guidebooks and lectures for several of their courses on Russian history, literature, and culture, which we will be using and discussing throughout the year. See the textbook section below for directions for subscribing.
Minimum Enrollment Required: 3
Maximum Class Size: 15
Early Registration Discount (before June 1): $270
Class Meets: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 AM Pacific
Anna Shkireva, M.A.
Anna Shkireva is from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. She got her MA degree in International Relations with at the State University of Nizhny Novgorod and completed her second MA degree in TESOL at the University of New Mexico. Now, Anna is working toward her PhD in Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies. Her main interests are second language acquisition, instructional communication and classroom applications that support the development of students’ interest and persistence. Anna is passionate about teaching and learning foreign languages, sharing Russian culture with students, hiking, snowboarding, running and kayaking. Her next personal goal is to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Amazon links for textbooks and materials are provided for the convenience of our parents and students.
The CLRC is an Amazon Associate.
The New Penguin Russian Course
The Russian Context
For complete information on The Great Courses Plus and/or to subscribe, go to:
They offer two plans:
1) A monthly plan which includes a 14-day free trial, and then $19.99 per month
2) A quarterly plan which includes a 14-day free trial, and then $45.00 per 3 months
To talk to a representative, call (844) 330-4495