Since its founding in 1983, the Russian program has proven to be the model for successful immersive language study at CLS. We have consistently been able to offer four levels of Russian, with one of the highlights being "Political Russian," designed for advanced students. Our experienced instructors are committed to the communicative approach. Each textbook chosen is appropriate for the intensive, fast-paced nature of the Russian language programs, and reflects post-Soviet Russian society.
Study of culture forms a vital component of our program. Knowledge of Russian culture not only plays a practical role in building proficiency in Russian, but also helps students to understand a remarkable land and people rich in history and of critical importance in today's world. Our faculty take enormous pleasure in introducing students to a wide range of cultural expressions, including music, film, stories, poetry, and cartoons. Russian students know that each day is going to be both challenging and incredibly stimulating.