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Summer Language Intensives

Summer Quarter 2020: JUNE 22 – AUGUST 21, 2020

PLEASE NOTEIn Summer 2020, the Russian courses will be held ONLINE only.

Every summer the department offers first- and second-year intensive Russian language courses that are open to students already matriculated at the University of Washington, as well as non-UW students registering through the UW Summer Quarter.  These courses provide a complete year of language (15 credits) in only nine weeks, and have several advantages:

    • They enable undergraduates who begin their study of Russian after their freshman year to complete the four-year program in as little as two years and two summers (eight quarters).
    • They provide an opportunity for students from colleges and universities with limited offerings in Russian to complete the four years of language that are required by many graduate programs.
    • They allow graduate students in any discipline whose research requires a knowledge of Russian to begin study of the language, or to continue it at an appropriate level.

The classes are typically taught in the morning from 8:30 am - 11:50am.  More information about the schedule and location may be found on the Summer Quarter Time Schedule website.

In addition to the classes, the program includes many extracurricular activities such as films, language tables for conversation practice, singing, poetry readings, drama performances, and lectures on Slavic cultures. A number of recreational activities are also organized, depending on the interests of the student group.  In past years these have included anything from hikes and bicycle rides to museum visits, concert outings, and even the culinary arts!

Summer 2020 enrollment begins on April 13th.  Sign up today!