Alma Mater Studio is certified by the American Councils for International Education. We offer Russian classes of all levels to the linguistically diverse students of Greater Boston:
· Russian for native speakers - immersion courses for fluent speakers with significant exposure to Russian and extensive active vocabulary.
· Russian as a second language - immersion courses for students with fundamental vocabulary and considerable exposure to Russian language.
· Russian as a foreign language - introductory language courses for students with little or no previous exposure to Russian.
· Prototype AP® Russian Language and Culture - training class for high-school students interested in taking the AP® Russian Language examination. Learn more.
A free 20-min evaluation helps us suggest the right course for your child. Students are placed in small groups that match their language proficiency. Upon showing improvement in their Russian language abilities, students are transferred to the next level.
We use a variety of teaching materials (from classic textbook to Russian typewriters and games) to encourage dynamic learning. We base our materials on current books and methodologies recommended by leading specialists. We also carefully adapt our courses to the needs and interests of our students. All of our teaching materials are available for viewing at our studio. Besides weekly classes students receive regular homework assignments. We believe that studying a language should be a joyful process. Our signature program, "Russian Day," facilitates that goal. ("Russian Day" is a 120-min immersion program that includes a Russian language class and an art studio also taught in Russian.)
Alma Mater students are welcome to take advantage of our extensive collection of children's books. The library offers a wide variety of books for young readers of all ages: from Russian classics to international favorites translated into Russian.
Alma Mater Studio also hosts a variety of Russian workshops and is a registered participant of several international competitions («Тотальный диктант», «Русский Медвежонок»). All of our extra-curriculum activities raise literacy awareness.
Over the summer our studio offer fun Russian immersion classes. Students can sign up for individual days or weeks. Summer classes are structured around an exciting theme with a celebration at the end of the week.