Russian Teachers Development course

 

This course is for non-native and native speakers of Russian teaching at primary, secondary, or vocational schools, at colleges and universities or at language centers for adults from Beginner to Intermediate level. It is recommended that participants have a level of Russian at CEF level B2+, B2 or B1+ (minimum B1).

 

 

Hana, a teacher from Czech Republic: "Latvia is one of the few European countries, where at Durbe Russian Language Academy it is possible to study through Erasmus+ funded courses for teacher’s development. As a teacher of Russian language, I loved the communication skills practice, the structure of lessons and the variety of useful links and facts provided about the methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language. Latvia left a wonderful impression on me, and I discovered Riga as an elegant and interesting city where I felt stress-free and very calm."

Teachers' Course – a chance to enhance the professional experience! - Read more feedbacks about the course and new professional experience with Durbe RLA.

 

The participants can choose to study 1 or 2 weeks, with the following methodology topics to be covered:

Week 1

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Specifics of Russian as a foreign language teaching to beginners Classroom management, types of motivation Formation of correct pronunciation studying Russian as a foreign language How to develop listening skills by the help of phonetic exercises Methods and techniques of developing reading skills and comprehension

 

Week 2

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
The development of lexis in Russian as a foreign language classroom Songs as a method for improving and mastering pronunciation The development of writing skills, the variety of styles The use of interactive methods and internet resources in learning Russian as a foreign language The ways of testing knowledge, different tests and exams

 

FACTS ABOUT RUSSIAN TEACHERS DEVELOPMENT COURSES:

Dates and costs for 2018

Total Number of lessons: 15 lessons per week
The course takes place in the afternoons from 13.30 to 16.10.
Maximum class size: 12 participants

Lenght / Lessons number Price in
March / June, August
Dates in:
 March June / July August

1 week /
Total 15 lessons

250 EUR / 310 EUR

 2018: 12.03 - 16.03

 2018: 25.06 – 29.07 or 02.07 - 06.07

 2018: 30.07 - 03.08 or  06.08 - 10.08

2 weeks /
Total 30 lessons
500 EUR / 620 EUR  2018: n/a

  2018: 25.06 - 06.07

  2018: 30.07 - 10.08

 

It is possible to combine Russian Teachers Development course with Standard Russian courses (overall - 35 lessons per week).
Total Number of Course Contact Hours: 15 lessons per week
The course takes place in the afternoons from 13.30 to 16.10.
Maximum class size: 12 participants

 

Lenght / Lesson number Price in 
March / June, August
Dates in
March June / July August
Standard Russian + Teachers Course /
Total 35 lessons
450 EUR / 510 EUR

2018: 12.03 - 16.03

2018: 25.06 – 29.07 or 02.07 - 06.07

2018: 30.07 - 03.08 or  06.08 - 10.08

Standard Russian + Teachers course /
Total 70 lessons
900 EUR / 1020 EUR 2018: n/a

2018: 05.06 - 06.07

2018: 30.07 - 10.08

 

Additional optional services: accommodation (host families, residence, shared flat or 3* hotel) and airport transfers at official prices available on price list.
Objectives of the course: To master language training, learning and teaching methodologies. The focus will be on teaching techniques of a foreign language without translation but by explanation.
The bonus of the course: The course provides participants with a wonderful opportunity to establish links with teachers from different countries!
Outcome: The course will improve confidence in lesson delivery and expand the participants’ range of methodological approaches to enhance classroom practice.

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