Russian 2: module 1

Course Dates: 14/09/20 - 30/11/20
Time: 13:15 - 14:45
Location: Online
Tutors:

Suitable if you have completed Russian beginners or equivalent.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
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.

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Recommended course. Very good balance of speaking, reading and grammar exercises, the pace is good for someone who already has a basic knowledge of Russian. Teacher is very helpful and knowledgeable. There is always feedback available and an opportunity to ask questions. I feel that my basic Russian, which I remember from primary school, improved a lot with this course.
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Review by Joanna / (Posted on 20/11/2019)
This is a very efficient and enjoyable course. The teacher knows how to create a nice learning atmosphere, and everyone feels encouraged. It is not easy though, but the difficulty of the language is skillfully managed. Highly recommended.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
Tutor Biographies
Eugeniya Clark

Eugeniya is a Russian teacher who lived most of her life in Moscow. She holds a degree in language teaching from Moscow State University as well as a PGCE. She has also trained to be a language teacher at City Lit. Eugeniya has taught Russian at all levels in a wide range of institutions including secondary schools, London universities and various language centres and agencies. She enjoys teaching adults who need Russian for travelling, communicating with friends or who would like to learn about Russian history, politics and literature. Her passions are languages, literature, art, and travelling.

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.

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Course Code: LR211

Please choose a course date 

Mon, day, 14 Sep - 30 Nov '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £143.00
Concession: £109.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? languages@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

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