Russian language is the most widespread Slavic language and one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. On this page you will find information and advice on learning Russian in Cambridge.
|…thanks once again for your help with my (and everyone’s) Russian. It has certainly paid off in my case as my Russian has helped me to find a rather exciting IUCN job as Biodiversity Programme Coordinator for the southern Caucasus.|
Conversational Evenings have proved very popular among the Society’s members learning Russian. Native Russian-speaking volunteers (often Committee members) help intermediate and advanced level learners to improve their Russian in a friendly and informal atmospere. We aim to provide at least one native speaker for three learners. Conversational Evenings are usually held on a weekly basis during term time, and sometimes – depending on demand and availability of helpers – out of term time. Unfortunately, due to the volunteering nature of the Evenings we are unable to provide any formal training in Russian and refer you to one of the other means for learning Russian in Cambridge.
Department of Slavonic Studies
Department of Slavonic Studies (University of Cambridge) offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Russian. We are fascinated by the quality of teaching as not only the staff but often students are hardly discernible from native Russian speakers!
Russian Through Film and Culture
presented in the Michaelmas term 2013 by Cambridge University Language Programmes
A content-based language course for Cambridge University students (of all levels) and staff who already have a good command of the Russian Language (at least B1 and preferably B2, i.e. Intermediate/Advanced).
The course is based around classic Soviet and Russian films that are readily available from the John Trim Centre for Independent Learning at the Language Centre and on-line.
Russian Through Film and Culture will begin with a general introduction to the Russian language with special reference to film-related terminology.
Every film will be introduced by a session (2 lessons) devoted to its linguistic features and a range of relevant listening, reading and subsequently communicative exercises. After the viewing of the film (students will do this in their own time, or at the John Trim Center for Independent Learning at the Language Centre) there will be a session devoted to the artistic (director, actors, style of expression etc.) context followed by a further discussion about the film’s aesthetic, wider cultural, historical and political implications.
All teaching and discussions will be in the Russian language and students will be expected to actively participate and contribute.
The following films will be used in this course:
• Жестокий романс
• Неоконченная пьеса для механического пианино
• Утомлённые солнцем
This course features no assessment component and upon completion (attendance required is at least 12/15 sessions) students will be awarded a Certificate of attendance issued by the Language Centre.
More information: http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/culp/culp.php?c=19
- A list of private Russian classes in Cambridgeshire (maintained by the Cambridge Russian Speaking Society)
- Yuliya Polyakova gives Russian classes in central Cambridge
- Russian idioms illustrated.
- Online Belarusian-English-Polish-Russian-Ukrainian dictionary with explanations and online translation service.
- European Schoolbooks Ltd. – a wholesaler, retailer and distributor of foreign language books, including Russian.