School of Languages & Cultures - Russian Taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying Russian at university.


Russian Literature Speaks

This talk will explore how authors writing in Russian in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries have tried to incorporate the spoken word into their works - and how learning to listen to literature can make it one of the most powerful tools in developing both linguistic and cultural fluency, as well as being a source of deep pleasure in itself.

Examples will be provided in translation and in the original Russian.  

When: Friday 26 March, 3.45pm - 5.15pm

Places available: 100

Age group: Year 12, Year 13, A Level, BTEC. 

Please note: no prior knowledge of Russian required to participate.

This session is now full.

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Time Activity 

Log in and get comfortable

3:55pm Welcome & introduction to the School of Languages & Cultures
4:05pm Academic taster lecture: Russian Literature Speaks - Dr Adam Fergus

Q&A on the taster lecture

5:00pm Q&A about studying Languages & Cultures at Sheffield - with undergraduate ambassadors to answer questions & talk about their own experiences

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