Friday, 19 February 2010

Russian language seminar April 2010, London

Browsing the Chartered Institute of Linguists' website, I came across this which I thought would be of interest to Russianists in or near London. Not strictly translation-related but looks interesting for general CPD:

SCRSS Russian Language Seminar 2010
Fourth SCRSS Russian Language Seminar 2010

The SCRSS Russian Seminar 2010 is a two-day intensive programme of lectures in Russian on contemporary Russian society, culture and linguistics, given by lecturers from the Russian Language Department of St Petersburg State University, Russia.
The seminar is aimed at teachers of Russian, graduates of Russian and final-year undergraduates who have a good comprehension of spoken Russian and wish to keep abreast of the latest developments in Russia.
Participants attend four lectures per day, two in the morning and two in the afternoon. Participants choose from one of two options for each session. Lectures last 45 minutes, followed by 30 minutes for discussion. Lectures will cover contemporary developments in Russian society, politics, culture and language. Note: lectures are in Russian only. Lecture programme to follow by the end of March.
Participants may book a place on either one or both days.
The seminar fee includes morning and afternoon tea / coffee and biscuits. Participants may order a buffet lunch, provided by the SCRSS, for an additional £10 per day.

Date: Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 April 2010
Time: 10am - 4.30pm daily (registration 9 - 9.30am)
Venue: SCRSS, 320 Brixton Road, London SW9 6AB.
Tube: 10 minutes walk from Brixton (Victoria Line), 15 minutes walk from Oval (Northern Line)
Stopping trains from Kent to Victoria call at Brixton BR station (frequency of service has been improved).
Buses passing 320 Brixton Road: 133 from Liverpool Street stn; 59, 159 from Central London.
Seminar fee: £50 (one day), £90 (two days)
Application deadline: 12 March 2010
Payment deadline: 27 March 2010

Comments from the 2009 seminar
"Just to say you did a wonderful job on the seminar. I enjoyed it immensely."
“An excellent choice of lecture topics.”
“I think my listening skills have improved quite a lot in the last two days!”
"A friendly, informal atmosphere.”
"I will definitely come again next year if you organise a similar seminar at a similar time!”

How to apply:
Contact the address below and ask for an application form or click here to go to the SCRSS website and download / print the application form, complete and return by post to the SCRSS no later than 12 March 2010.
The SCRSS will confirm your booking on receipt of your application and payment.

Note: places are limited and early booking is advised.

* The seminar is organised by the SCRSS in conjunction with the City of St Petersburg Administration, St Petersburg University and the St Petersburg Association for International Co-operation. SCRSS Seminar Advisor: Dr Roy Bivon. *

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