Курс разговорной практики «Актуальный разговор о России» (для уровней B2-C2)

Говорим о современной России. СМИ, социальная ситуация, образование, духовная жизнь…
Обсуждаем актуальные вопросы по субботам!

На уроках Вы будете:

  • читать статьи и смотреть видеосюжеты;
  • анализировать информацию и дискутировать на заявленные темы;
  • учить новые слова и синтаксические конструкции;
  • учиться выражать свое мнение к проблеме по-разному.

4 online classes, 90 minutes each
SATURDAY, 20:00-21:30 MSK

We use the video conference platform ZOOM. Every participant can speak and listen to each other.

Teacher: Irina Rakova
Irina started teaching in 2002. Irina had been teaching in CIEE in St. Petersburg for 8 years. She has worked with students from Princeton University, Arizona State University, Duke University, Dartmouth College, University of Hamburg. She has been running the Summer Russian language program for Princeton students for 7 years.

18.12.2021 Современные СМИ и свобода слова

  • Что читают и слушают русские?
  • Независимость СМИ
  • Мнения россиян о свободе слова

15.01.2021 Внешняя политика России

  • Современная позиция России на международной арене
  • Главные задачи внешней политики
  • Россия и НАТО

22.01.2021 Наука в России: проблемы и перспективы

  • Основные проблемы современной науки
  • Наука и мораль
  • Научные достижения .Известные имена в науке.
  • Прилагательные « гуманистический –гуманитарный-гуманный»

29.01.2021 Стихийные бедствия

  • Конструкции удивления, совета, предостережения
  • Разница в значениях слов “разрушать-нарушать”
  • Разница в значениях слов “сила-силы”
  • Человеческий фактор при стихийных бедствиях

5 classes – 90 EUR (18 EUR/class)
4 classes – 72 EUR (18 EUR/class)
1 class – 20 EUR


  • Access:
    4 classes – 72 EUR, or 20 EUR each class (1 week)

  • Level: B2+

  • Dates: 2022

  • Timetable: Saturday 20:00-21:30 Moscow time

  • Teacher: Ирина Ракова

I really enjoyed the courses with Irina – this has been an amazing experience and I really took pleasure in attending. I have been doing many language courses in my life, not only in Russian, and can safely state that the commitment and hard work of Irina are unmatched.
Нello, my name is Christos Germanidis and I am from Greece. Some months ago I decided to try the online lessons offered by the Derzhavin Institute and specifically the Topical Conversation about Russia theme. I immediately knew that I had found what I was looking for. The lessons which take place once a week are not for beginners, you must have some command of the language (level B1 and up, preferably B2) but it is the ideal course to improve your existing knowledge. The topics are social, political and cultural issues of today’s Russia and they are carefully selected and presented by the teacher Mrs Irina. The participant will have the opportunity to exercise his or her oral skills, learn new vocabulary, interact with other students and read texts and watch videos containing the language as it is spoken in Russia by the local residents in everyday life or formally in television shows, interviews etc. The teacher presents everything in an understandable and friendly manner and makes sure that everyone participates and has the opportunity to speak. I really think that if you already have a knowledge of the language and wish to improve in a relaxed and friendly setting you should definitely try this course as it may very well be for you. Stop looking and book a lesson now! Я правду говорю, верь в эти вещи!


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