Discover Russian

Course Dates: 11/07/24
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
Join this lively introduction to the Russian language and discover aspects of Russian language culture in this online communicative classes. Suitable for complete beginners.
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Discover Russian
  • Course Code: LBTR1
  • Dates: 11/07/24 - 11/07/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 21:00
  • Taught: Thu, Evening
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Altannavch Murray

Course Code: LBTR1

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Thu, eve, 11 Jul - 11 Jul '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

The course provides a basic introduction to learning Russian and covers some aspects of contemporary Russian language culture.
Please note that this short session is primarily taught using a Romanised version of the Cyrillic Alphabet.

What will we cover?

We will introduce learners to the sounds of Russian and cover some basic beginner level content such as: introductions (asking for and giving personal information) and numbers.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Greet people

Say your name and ask others for their name

Pronounce some basic beginner-level words and phrases correctly.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a 3-hr taster for complete beginners. No previous knowledge of Russian is necessary. For further details of the specific 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 online resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The course is based on the tutor’s own resources.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Russian beginners, module 1 in September (online and in-person courses available).

Altannavch Murray

Navcha is an international freelance Russian and Mongolian linguist and has had many prestigious assignments in Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels, The Hague and Dublin as well as in London and beyond Europe in the USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam for institutions such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNDP and USAID. She was born in Mongolia but was educated entirely in Russian from primary school and has been living in London for 20 years and teaching at City Lit since 2011. Navcha uses the communicative approach to language teaching, privileging effective communication over strict formality. She has worked in the City Lit Language Department as Digital Leader pioneering Flipped Learning which encourages students to learn at their own pace whilst maximizing productivity in the classroom and thereby speeding up the learning process.

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.