10 июня - 19 июля, Талинн, Эстония

Понять Россию умом!
Авторская Летняя Школа
Игоря Немировского
по русскому языку и культуре в эпоху перемен

Fedor Tiutchev, the renowned nineteenth-century Russian poet, defined his relationship to Russia as follows: “Russia cannot be reasoned from the mind / nor measured on a common scale.” Unfortunately, the realities of our time precludes us from the luxury of “not reasoning Russia from the mind.” We must strive towards this goal, and such is the objective of our summer school on Russian language and culture which will take place in the delightful atmosphere of Russophone Tallinn from June 10-July 19, 2024.

The core of our program is comprised of a Russian language course totaling 120 hours throughout the program. It will offer instruction for learners of all levels, from beginners to advanced students. All our students will undergo testing to determine the levels. The lessons will take place within small groups. If students desire, the program could be facilitated in such a way as to count for credit in their respective universities.

Our lecture program includes an array of courses taught in English and Russian, intended for those interested in Russian culture on the undergraduate level. The program is geared not only towards students majoring in Russian or Slavic studies, but for all who wish to “reason Russia from the mind.” The lectures will be of great interest to students studying history, political science, comparative literature, and anyone with an interest in Russian culture. In addition, we offer a diverse range of lectures conducted in English, which will be given by leading scholars of Russian culture including Kevin M. F. Platt (University of Pennsylvania), Alexander Etkind (CEU), Ilya Kalinin (Humboldt University), and others.

For graduate students, we offer strong lecture pohram and individual language courses. PhD students, in addition to language courses and lectures on intelelctual hisotry and culture, will be offered dissertation consultations.

Moreover, Academic Studies Press will be organizing online talks with our authors, among whom are the leading specialists in Slavic studies and adjacent fields.

Come explore Tallinn with us! Tallinn is a wonderful and friendly place that offers its visitors the unique experience of a medieval European capital imbued with the rich culture of a borderland nation between Europe and Russia. Besides its historical sites and the awe-inspiring nature of the Baltic shore, it offers an opportunity to get acquainted with the extensive Russian-speaking community in Estonia. The School’s program includes various excursions in Tallinn, visits to the Russian Theatre, and one-day trips to Riga (by bus) and Helsinki (by ferry).

Daily schedule
09:00 - Russian / grammar / reading / listening / speaking /
10:30 - Russian / grammar / reading / listening / speaking /
12:00 - Lunch
13:00 - Elective course
15:00 - Elective course (optional)
17:00 - Excursion / free time

During the School, students will be accommodated in hostels; if desired, language immersion living opportunities in Russian-speaking host families will also be available. Breakfasts and lunches are included during the weekdays. If you would like to stay in a hotel, please, contact us before May 1st, so we will be able to arrange it with extra costs.

All attendees will receive a course completion certificate.

We invite prospective students to our information session – 12 p.m. (EST) on January 22, 2024. You will meet the academic director, lecturers, and school coordinator. Register for the session
The session will be recorded, Q&A will be available via this website later.

Total cost: $5,200 USD
Early bird registration (before March 1st, 2024): $4,450 USD
Registration deadline: May 1st, 2024
NB: We welcome groups from universities and are ready to work with them to customize the program. US citizens do not need a visa, and you will have a coordinator on site.

I hope to see you in Tallinn!

Igor Nemirovsky,
Director of Academic Studies Press
Tallinn, Estonia

June 10 - July 19, 2024
Regisatrtion deadline: May 1st, 2024

Total cost: $5,200 USD
Early bird registration (before March 1st, 2024): $4,450 USD
О Летней школе
  • $5,200
    Стоимость программы
  • 12 специалистов
    To deliver lectures, presentations, and masterclasses
  • 3-4 человека
    Average number of people in a language group
  • 30 дней
    Of intensive learning
Russian Language Course
Lead instructor: Olga Roginskaya
  • 120 hours
    6 weeks (20 hours per week / 5 days, 2 disciplines per day (4 hours)
  • Testing
    There will be a placement test conducted prior to the program, so that students receive the instruction they need
  • Content
    The course is an introduction to the contemporary Russian language, addressing five core areas: reading, vocabulary, listening, grammar, and speaking
  • Method
    Aside from traditional language learning, students will have the chance to work on a range of creative projects outside of class, which they will present to their peers every week
  • Evaluation
    At the end of a program, there will be an exam on each of the five core areas that will comprise the final grade
День открых дверей для студентов
12.00 (EST) / 19.00 (СПб), 22 января, 2024

Meet academic director, lecturers, and organisers to ask your questions
  • Артемий Магун
    Institute of Global Reconstitution
  • Кевин М. Ф. Платт
    Professor of Russian and East European Studies
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Александр Эткинд
    Professor in Department of International Relations
  • Илья Калинин
    Professor in Slavic Studies Department
    Humboldt University
  • Яша Клоц

    Assistant Professor of Russian

    Hunter College, City University of New York

  • Капитолина Федорова
    Professor of Russian Studies
    Tallinn University, School of Humanities
  • Артемий Троицкий
    Author of international bestseller
    Back in the USSR – The true story of Rock in Russia
  • Ольга Рогинская
    Russian language curator
  • Кира Немировская
    Academic Studies Press
    musicologist, music critic, and opera lover
  • Ксения Ремезова
    Art historian, researcher of Russian avant-garde,
    and exhibition curator
  • Игорь Немировский
    Academic Studies Press
  • Григорий Утгоф
    Associate Professor of Russian Literature and Literary Theory

$4,450 USD
Ранняя регистрация - до 1 марта, 2024
Обычная цена - $5,200 долларов США
Контакты школы
  • Илья Калинин
    Humboldt University
    Академический директор
  • Игорь Немировский
  • Ася Ходырева
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