Russian 2: module 1
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Keeley Street
This course has now started
Course Code: LR212
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
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What is the course about?
This course aims to enable you to converse and read more fluently in Russian. You will consolidate your language skills and build on previous knowledge.
What will we cover?
Ruslan 2, chapters 1-4
Themes: family and friends; post office; weather; making arrangements to meet people
Grammar: nominative, accusative and genitive of adjectives, instrumental of nouns, plural of nouns and pronouns (dative, instrumental and prepositional), ordinal numbers, verb aspects, comparative of adjectives and adverbs, future tenses.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about family and friends
- get by at the post office
- talk about weather and seasons
- make arrangements to meet and go out.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a level 2 course- suitable after approximately 1 year of study . Students must be able to read the Cyrillic alphabet. They should also be able to communicate in most basic situations.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of number 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?
Chapters 1-4 of the course book Ruslan Russian 2, Ruslan Ltd. (ISBN 1899785124). Additional materials will be provided by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Russian 2: module 2. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
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.