Slavic 117 and Slavic 118: Intensive Second Year Russian (8 credits)
The goals of this intermediate-level course include review and expansion of the grammar and vocabulary presented in First Year Russian and further development of students’ reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Classroom instruction includes speaking exercises, grammar drills, numerous writing assignments, and listening and reading exercises. In addition, students learn more about Russian culture, history, traditions, and daily life routines. After successfully completing this course, students are eligible to enroll in Third Year Russian courses (SL 275 or SL 279) and to participate in the UW-Madison study abroad program in Russia.
This intensive course will cover the entire curriculum of Second Year Russian in one eight-week session and will consist of two two-hour blocks of classes each day (Monday-Friday, 8:50-10:45 and 12:05-2:10). Students must be concurrently enrolled in Slavic 117 and Slavic 118 for a total of eight credits.
Slavic 279: Intensive Third Year Russian (8 credits)
The goals of this course are to improve students’ reading fluency and writing skills. We will focus on the use of complex syntax and undertake a thorough review of Russian grammar, which will be presented and practiced using the textbook Grammatika v kontekste. In addition, grammatical forms will be contextualized by authentic texts, films, and songs.
This intensive course will cover the entire curriculum of Third Year Russian (Slavic 275-276) in one eight-week session and will consist of two two-hour blocks of classes each day (Monday-Friday, 8:50-10:45 and 12:05-2:10). After completing this class students are eligible to enroll in Slavic 321: Fourth Year Russian I.
Students with prior experience in Russian from outside of post-secondary educational settings should contact Dr. Anna Tumarkin in advance for a placement test.
Dr. Anna Tumarkin
University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Slavic Languages and Literature
Students who are not current UW-Madison students must apply to enroll as Special Students. See: http://www.dcs.wisc.edu/info/applySpecial.htm