Time: 18:30 - 20:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LBTR1
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
This taster aims to give you a flavour of the Russian language.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Greetings, personal information, order food and drinks, cultural matters.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Say your name and ask others for their name
Order food and drink
Gain an insight into Russian language and culture.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a taster for complete beginners. No previous knowledge of Russian necessary.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide, or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/Languages/74. You will also need to be able to understand basic spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time etc).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on the tutor's own materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
- Cyrillic alphabet (LBRW1)
- Russian beginners intensive: a journey for beginners in summer (LBR11)
- Russian beginners: module 1 in September or in January.
Marina de Yong is a highly motivated and energetic professional with an extensive subject knowledge. Marina has over 20 years experience as a Russian teacher with a proven record of teaching, supporting, coaching and training students to achieve their goals. Marina is passionate about Russian culture and uses it to bring the curriculum alive. She often shares and discusses words' etymology, customs and traditions with the students and likes to draw on Russian songs in her lessons to enliven pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar practice.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.