“Russian for Military” is a new course, developed as a result of increased demand for effective military communication in Russian. This course is both stimulating and wide-ranging in its content. It focuses specifically on the language and communication needs of military personnel. For example, cadets, sergeants, military officers, diplomatic staff, civil servants, government employees, etc.
The school developed a special 5 module course – taught on an Individual or Closed Group basis, designed to provide you with confidence in your ability to communicate in Russian, expand vocabulary for discussing military and peacekeeping issues. Moreover, it will help enable military persons to function effectively in a variety of target situations. These situations include a better understanding of Russian culture, traditions, and history. Each module provides a balance of vocabulary, pronunciation and specific purpose skills.
You can choose a module based on your Russian language skill level and needs. The Russian for Military course takes place in the afternoons. Students who wish to maximize the effectiveness of their time spent in Latvia can also take Standard Russian courses (20 lessons per week) taught daily in the mornings. These courses cover all aspects of the language and aim to develop students’ communicative efficiency in the shortest possible time.
Minimum level: A2
Modules offered: 5, lessons per module – 10
Minimum enrolment: 1 module per week
Maximum number of modules per week: 2
Module No 1.
The Basic Module of Russian for Specific Purposes provides a motivating opportunity to learn the basics of Russian military language for the A2/B1 levels. It is designed for cadets and privates and includes real issues of army life. The module encloses such topics as geography and transport, training and routine, uniform and subordination.
Topics: phonetic Russian alphabet, countries and nationalities, ranks, military transport, training principles, activities, daily routine, weapons, military discipline, military uniform, subordination, and badges.
Module No 2.
The Organization and Fitness Module (Module No 2) of Russian for Specific Purposes is an impelling possibility to continue studying Russian military language for the A2 / B1 levels. It is provided for privates and sergeants and is directed onto the understanding of the Russian army structure and self-defense without weapons. The module includes such topics as ranks and units, ration, exercises, illnesses, and first aid.
Topics: a career in the army, military ranks and service decorations, army units and branches, parts of the body, food and rations, physical exercises, fitness and equipment, obstacle course, illnesses and diseases, and first aid.
Module No 3.
The Technologies Module (Module No 3) of Russian for Specific Purposes is the next step in mastering Russian military language for the A2/B1 levels. It is provided for privates and officers and includes the technical side of any military. The module encloses issues such as engineering and construction, transport and gadgets, and armor and maintenance.
Topics: engineering, alignments and positions, buildings and constructions, vehicles, aircrafts, ships, gadgets, armor, breakdown and crashes, and vehicle maintenance.
Module No 4.
The Missions Module of Russian for Specific Purposes is the final step in this course for the A2/B1 levels. It is designed for privates and officers and prepares the usage of Russian in real missions.
Topics: peacekeeping: history and current events, peacekeeper qualities, defending and demining, countries and nationalities, culture and customs, escorting and conveying, humanitarian aid, route and traffic signs, radio and telephoning, patrol and patrol kits.
Module No 5.
The Training Module of Russian for Specific Purposes is an inspiring opportunity into more intensively learn Russian military language at the A2/B1 levels. It is designed for privates, sergeants, and officers and covers training on the side of army life. The module answers such questions, such as military history and alliances, schools and exercises, Russian culture and customs, and map signs and rescuing.
Topics: NATO history, alliances (countries and nationalities), eastern military alliances, military schools, military exercises, landscape, map signs, culture and customs, and rescues.