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Russian language events

2nd March 2009

Dear All
Received from the SCRSS

Best wishes
Ute

TO RUSSIAN LANGUAGE TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND GRADUATES

The SCRSS is pleased to announce two important Russian language events in
April 2009 and asks you to participate in them and encourage anyone you
know to do so also:

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SCRSS 3rd RUSSIAN LANGUAGE SEMINAR: 15-16 APRIL 2009

HURRY! HURRY! PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

The SCRSS Russian Seminar 2009 is a two-day intensive programme of
lectures in Russian on contemporary Russian society, culture and
linguistics, given by two lecturers from St Petersburg University ,
Professor Yuri Alexandrovich Kuznetsov and assistant Professor Olesya
Nikolayevna Abiyakaya, of the Faculty of Russian Language. The seminar is
aimed at teachers of Russian, final-year undergraduates, graduates or
students of Russian who have a good aural understanding of Russian and
wish to keep abreast of the latest developments in Russia . Participants
may book a place on either one or both days.

Date: 15 and 16 April 2009 (daily from 10am – 4.15pm)

Venue: Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies (SCRSS), 320
Brixton Road , London SW9 6AB , Telephone: 020 7274 2282

Seminar fee: �45 (one day), �80 (two days)

Application deadline: 27 March 2009

For more information and to download a copy of the application form, visit
the SCRSS website at www.scrss.org.uk/russianseminar.htm. Alternatively,
send a stamped address envelope to the SCRSS for a copy of the application
form. Places are limited, therefore early booking in recommended.

The seminar is an initiative 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. Seminar
advisor: Dr Roy Bivon .

European Festival of Russian Language

Competition for the best knowledge of Russian

We invite everyone to take part in the next round, which is intended to
develop the creative potential of its participants, give them the
opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to use all the
richness and expressiveness of the Russian language, and show that a
knowledge of good Russian means not so much a knowledge of rules and
usages as the creative use of the resources of the language.

Participants in the creative round of the competition are invited to write
an essay on a set theme.

Школьникам,
студентам и
всем
желающим,
для которых
русский
язык
является
иностранным,
предлагается
написать
эссе на тему.
� Лицо России
(кто из
известных
россиян
олицетворяет
для Вас
Россию)� (English translation: �The
Face of Russia: in your view which famous Russian best personifies
Russia?� For schoolchildren, students and others for whom Russian is a
foreign language);

2.
Преподавателям-русистам
предлагается
написать
эссе на тему.
�Моя
методическая
находка
(расскажите
об одном из
наиболее
удачных
уроков в
Вашей
педагогической
практике и
обоснуйте,
почему он
удался)�. (English translation: �My
Methodological Breakthrough: describe one of your most successful lessons
during your teaching career and explain why it was a success�. For
teachers of Russian).

Awards for the best essay in each category will be presented at a round
table discussion on modern Russian language by Professor Evgeny Yurkov,
member of MAPRYAL and Director of the European Festival of Russian
Language, on 1 April 2009 at the SCRSS, 320 Brixton Rd, London SW9 6AB
(Tube: Brixton) Tel: 020 7274 2282, website: www.scrss.org.uk

The winners of this creative round will then be invited to St Petersburg
to take part in the final round of the festival, at the organisers�
expense.

Participants in the festival will be offered an interesting cultural
programme including meetings with writers, academics and journalists. At
the grand closing ceremony of the Festival all participants will be
awarded gifts, and the winners will receive special prizes!

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY FOR THE CREATIVE ROUND OF THE COMPETITION

The creative round is open from the publication of the competition tasks
until 24 March 2009. Essay length should be from 1.5 to 2 pages of A4
format (Teachers of Russian up to 4 pages), with approximately 30 lines
per page and 60 characters per line.

Essays should be typed or handwritten and sent to the address of the
organising committee: 199034, Russia , St Petersburg , nab. Leitenanta
Shmidta 11/2, Office 204, MAPRYAL Secretariat, or sent by email to:
[removed] with the subject line �Tvorcheskii tur�.

If sending by email all completed tasks for the creative round should be
received in one letter in attachments in the form of documents in the
format *.doc or *.txt (Microsoft Word document or plain text file). Each
attachment should begin with the application form.

The date of submission of completed competition entries will be determined
by the postmark on the envelope, or the Time Sent for email.

To simplify the work of the competition commission we ask you to
fill in the participants� application form. Please insert �Society for
Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies� where it asks �Where you
learned of this competition�

For information about the progress of the competition, please follow the
publications on the European Festival Internet site of �Russkoe Slovo�
(http://eurofest.russkoeslovo.org/).

Questions about the progress of the competition may be addressed by email
to [removed] by telephone and fax to +7 812 323 6620 and
by telephone only to +7 812 325 1132.

We wish creative success and victory to all participants in the creative
round of the competition!

Society for Co-operation in Russian & Soviet Studies
320 Brixton Road London SW9 6AB
Tel: 020 7274 2282
Fax: 020 7274 3230

E-mail: [removed]
Web: www.scrss.org.uk

Registered Charity: 1104012

PARTICIPANTS� APPLICATION FORM
CREATIVE ROUND

Category of participant:

(Please tick the category you belong to)

□school pupils for whom Russian is a foreign language

□students for whom Russian is a foreign language

□other categories (without age restriction) for whom Russian is a
foreign language

□ teachers of Russian

Surname, first name, patronymic
______________________________________________________

Country________________________________

Town__________________________________

Address_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Telephone (with country and city codes)
_____________________________________

E-mail ______________________________________________________

Name of school, college or university (for pupils and students)
______________________________________________________

Address of school, college or university

______________________________________________________

Where you learned of this
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