Review Comment

[RUSS 4335] Advanced Russian

July 30, 2015

Smyslova, Alla Silver_nugget
[RUSS 4335] Advanced Russian

This course is absolutely fantastic for anyone who wants to improve their Russian language skills - particularly their speaking ability. Because of the small class size, you have plenty of opportunities to speak, and a lot to speak about. The class includes reading short stories, writing essays, working on the finer grammatical points, speaking frequently about your life and experiences, as well as reading the news in Russian and discussing the headlines. Alla Smyslova is an incredible professor - she is constantly energized and passionate, but she is also very caring and considerate to her students needs and abilities. She has a real methodology for teaching grammar that works really well, particularly for difficult topics like verbs of motion. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to improve their Russian Language over the summer -- it will be a challenging class, certainly, but it will also be immensely rewarding.

Workload:

The workload is quite heavy - not only do you have class four times a week for four hours each session (with a thirty minute break), but you also have on average 2 hours of homework an evening. Furthermore, you have to come to class ready to participate, with prepared speeches and written homework. While the workload is certainly intense, Professor Smyslova is very understanding and supportive if you need extra help or support with the workload.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
SLAL / RUSS SLAL RUSS S4333: Advanced Russian I Alla Smyslova 2012 Summer MTWR / 9:00- 1:00 PM 1
SLAL / RUSS SLAL RUSS S4334: Advanced Russian II: Advanced Russian, II Alla Smyslova 2010 Summer MTWR / 9:00- 1:00 PM 1
SLAL / RUSS SLAL RUSS S4333: Advanced Russian I Alla Smyslova 2010 Summer MTWR / 9:00- 1:00 PM 1
SLAL / RUSS SLAL RUSS S4334: Advanced Russian II: Advanced Russian, II Alla Smyslova 2009 Summer MTWR / 9:00- 1:00 PM 1
SLAL / RUSS SLAL RUSS S4333: Advanced Russian I Alla Smyslova 2009 Summer MTWR / 9:00- 1:00 PM 1