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.
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?
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?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
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. Please try: Grant and Cutler at Foyles - www.foyles.co.uk/languages (02074375660) or the European bookshop http://www.europeanbookshop.com/setbooksearch1.php.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Russian 2 module 2. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.