A Day at Middlebury

2017

7:00 – Пора вставать! | Wake Up

7:00 – Пора вставать! | Wake Up
Wake up in your room in Gifford Hall. Get dressed, do yoga, take a walk, study.

7:30 – Завтрак | Breakfast

7:30 – Завтрак | Breakfast
Walk to Ross Dining Hall for breakfast; during breakfast study or talk with other students.

8:00 – 8:50 – Первый урок | First Morning Class

8:00 – 8:50 – Первый урок | First Morning Class
Oftentimes your first class will be held with all of the students in your level and one teacher.

9:00 – 9:50, 10:00 – 10:50 – Уроки | Classes in small groups

9:00 – 9:50, 10:00 – 10:50 – Уроки | Classes in small groups
Later classes are usually divided into smaller groups and sometimes focus on one or another of the skills such as listening, reading, or speaking.

11:30 – 1:00 – Обед | Lunch

11:30 – 1:00 – Обед | Lunch
Have lunch in Ross Dining Hall, interact with students and instructors from different levels and start on the written homework (before or after lunch).

1:00 – 1:50 or 2:20 – Последний урок | Last class of the day

1:00 – 1:50 or 2:20 – Последний урок | Last class of the day
Some students are done before lunch and some have fewer classes in the morning but continue into the afternoon.

2:00 – Домашнее задание | Homework

2:00 – Домашнее задание | Homework
Take your book bag and find a nice spot outside in the sun, power through all of your homework (when too hot or wet to head to the Davis Library).

3:30 – 5:30 – Хор, театр, клубы | Choir or theater rehearsal, club meetings

3:30 – 5:30 – Хор, театр, клубы | Choir or theater rehearsal, club meetings
Choir and theater meet twice a week or more, clubs meet once a week. Clubs can vary year to year but often some of the offerings include: Russian folk painting, Russian cartoons, everyday Russian culture, news for beginners).

3:50 – 5:30 – Спорт | Volleyball and soccer

3:50 – 5:30 – Спорт | Volleyball and soccer
The volleyball and soccer teams meet twice a week.

5:30 – 7:00 – Ужин | Dinner

Head to Ross with the team for dinner, sit outside and talk with friends; 6pm on Fridays – some students go to a cafe in town with friends from the Russian School.

7:00 – Отдых | Relaxation

7:00 – Отдых | Relaxation
Go back to the dorms, head to the gym, go for a long run outside, walk down to the town.

7:00 – Фильм или лекция | Film or Lecture

7:00 – Фильм или лекция | Film or Lecture
Russian films are shown several times a week, usually with subtitles. Esteemed guests visit and give lectures on relevant topics in Russian.

8:30 – Закончим домашнее задание | Finish Homework

8:30 – Закончим домашнее задание | Finish Homework
Shower and change, study vocabulary in the dorm, complete all remaining homework.

8:30 – 9:30 – Приёмные часы | Office hours

8:30 – 9:30 – Приёмные часы | Office hours
Office hours with instructors are usually held in the dorms, in case you have questions about homework or grammar.

10:00 on Wednesdays and Sundays – Чаепитие, шахматы | Tea and Chess

10:00 on Wednesdays and Sundays – Чаепитие, шахматы | Tea and Chess
Go to Gifford Tearoom for some Russian tea and sweets, as well as a game of chess.

11:00 – Пора спать! | Sleep

Get ready for bed and sleep to be fresh for a new day of learning Russian!
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