Bring young native speakers to your students for engaging conversations or specific practice in vocabulary, grammar, or pronunciation. Peer Tutoring can be held in small groups or individual sessions.
Chats with Russian Speakers: Поболтаем!
These live video chats will and engage your students in a simple, fun, but focused discussion on culturally relevant topics. Try these with one complimentary session per class per term and see how your students react before signing up for more. Давайте поболтаем!
Virtual Excursions: Погуляем
These excursions can take the form of a workshop, a presentation, or a short virtual visit to a location abroad for a live discussion. Give your students authentic experiences by introducing them to individuals abroad, showing them locations in real time, and presenting culture as practiced by a member of that culture.
These tours are designed to show your students where history happened, where literature was set, and to give modern local perspectives from abroad on the events and works you are studying today. Like all our classroom support services, these can be customized for your particular course and students.
Group Rates for SRAS Online Courses
We are happy to offer group rates to join our online courses. From art and literature to history and international relations, these evening or Saturday sessions are a great way to bring additional content to your program. Check out our online course lineup!
The SRAS Family of Sites
The SRAS Family of Sites are student-driven information resources that cover everything from political economy to pop culture and from language to cultural preservation.
My students are LOVING the poboltaem sessions.
I really liked the experience of talking with another Russian student and learning about the culture. I learned how diverse cities can be. St Petersburg is like none I have ever seen before. I really would consider studying abroad there.
It is wonderful to see how many important and interesting discussions, workshops, courses, and virtual excursions SRAS has organized during the pandemic. I know our SLI alumni [at University of Pittsburgh] have been in attendance at some of them and are full of praise for their educational value!
I think this project is fulfilling my main goal – to get my students to overcome their psychological barrier of speaking and get reassurance that they can indeed can sustain a rather long conversation with a native speaker. I could see that they are more comfortable speaking and expressing rather complex ideas despite the grammatical mistakes, which, however, do not hinder the communication of the message.
We’re really grateful for the work SRAS is doing and consider them to be a valued partner.