Middlebury Language Schools

 

Irina Brodt

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I received my Teacher's Diploma in Russian Language and Literature from the Russian State Pedagogical University of St Petersburg. My candidate's degree (Ph.D. equivalent) is from St Petersburg State University where I defended my dissertation on the syntax of spontaneous speech and where I am currently employed.

We have students from America, Australia, Canada, various European countries, Japan, China, Turkey and Lebanon at our Institute of Russian Language and Culture. I take pleasure in helping them study Russian language with practical exercises in grammar, conversation, vocabulary, reading and other aspects of language acquisition.

I have also worked for two semesters at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

In my free time I enjoy reading, drawing and traveling.

 

 

Courses

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RUSS 3398 - Advanced Russian I      

For students with at least 350 hours of prior formal instruction in Russian, or fewer hours of formal instruction but a semester or more in Russia. In this class, students already have a firm grasp of the grammatical problems in Russian, such as participles, verbal adverbs, quantitative expressions (measurements and other numeric expressions), and verbs of motion. Students work hard on expanding their vocabulary in this course, building up semantic fields in various topic areas related to both everyday and political/societal topics (active vocabulary of 2,250 words). Students watch Russian films, read short stories, poetry, and newspaper articles, complete listening and writing assignments on journalistic topics, and complete oral assignments including the preparation and delivery of short presentations. We expect students to complete this course with intermediate high to advanced low language skills.

Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013

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RUSS 3399 - Advanced Russian I      

For students with at least 350 hours of prior formal instruction in Russian, or fewer hours of formal instruction but a semester or more in Russia. In this class, students already have a firm grasp of the grammatical problems in Russian, such as participles, verbal adverbs, quantitative expressions (measurements and other numeric expressions), and verbs of motion. Students work hard on expanding their vocabulary in this course, building up semantic fields in various topic areas related to both everyday and political/societal topics (active vocabulary of 2,250 words). Students watch Russian films, read short stories, poetry, and newspaper articles, complete listening and writing assignments on journalistic topics, and complete oral assignments including the preparation and delivery of short presentations. We expect students to complete this course with intermediate high to advanced low language skills.

Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013

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RUSS 3400 - Advanced Russian I      

For students with at least 350 hours of prior formal instruction in Russian, or fewer hours of formal instruction but a semester or more in Russia. In this class, students already have a firm grasp of the grammatical problems in Russian, such as participles, verbal adverbs, quantitative expressions (measurements and other numeric expressions), and verbs of motion. Students work hard on expanding their vocabulary in this course, building up semantic fields in various topic areas related to both everyday and political/societal topics (active vocabulary of 2,250 words). Students watch Russian films, read short stories, poetry, and newspaper articles, complete listening and writing assignments on journalistic topics, and complete oral assignments including the preparation and delivery of short presentations. We expect students to complete this course with intermediate high to advanced low language skills.

Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013

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RUSS 3401 - Advanced Russian I      

For students with at least 350 hours of prior formal instruction in Russian, or fewer hours of formal instruction but a semester or more in Russia. In this class, students already have a firm grasp of the grammatical problems in Russian, such as participles, verbal adverbs, quantitative expressions (measurements and other numeric expressions), and verbs of motion. Students work hard on expanding their vocabulary in this course, building up semantic fields in various topic areas related to both everyday and political/societal topics (active vocabulary of 2,250 words). Students watch Russian films, read short stories, poetry, and newspaper articles, complete listening and writing assignments on journalistic topics, and complete oral assignments including the preparation and delivery of short presentations. We expect students to complete this course with intermediate high to advanced low language skills.

Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013

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