Russian - Language and Culture
|Day of meeting||Fortnightly, Thursday,|
|Time||10:30 - 12:30|
|Venue||No 1 Lancaster House, 4 Lancaster Road, Birkdale PR8 2FZ|
|Telephone||01704 566933 or 07985 293791|
|Click the link to email:||Russian - Language and Culture leader|
We are a mixed group, with some of our members new to the language and some having had experience of it for many years. At the moment we are focusing on extending our conversations, having learned to read, pronounce and write the letters of the Cyrillic Alphabet and to recognise Russian basic vocabulary. During the cultural parts of our sessions, we have watched internet video footage of for example, the Siege of Leningrad, tours of St Petersburg, Peterhof, the incredible Hermitage Museum and the Bolshoi and Maly Theatres in Moscow. We have explored the most famous works of Russian literature, theatre and music and even invited native Russian speakers to talk to us about their `Motherland`. Also as an important part of the cultural sections of our sessions, we have organised Summer and Winter Study Days in various beautiful locations in Lancashire to promote `The Grey Economy`, organised visits to local theatres to see performances of Russian dramas and even seen streamed performances of the Bolshoi Ballet here in Southport.
On the language side, we were able to use our learning in simple but confident conversations during our amazing and excellently-priced, June 2017 Titan Travel-guided holiday to Moscow and St Petersburg. Finally, we have had Skype group sessions with Muscovites and will plan the same sessions with a university friend from St Petersburg which will be really useful as we develop our confidence with this complex language.
The language is difficult to learn but we do have great fun!!!
So, if you like a challenge and have any questions, then please contact me by email
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