Russian 3/4 reading group
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
You will be able to improve your language skills, study new vocabulary, use grammar in action and learn about Russian literature and authors as well as Russian history and culture.
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?
Texts by famous Russian authors such as Pushkin, Chehov, Tolstoy, Akunin and others.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Read and discuss texts by famous Russian authors.
Gain an insight into aspects of Russian culture through literature.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have studied Russian for 3-4 years or have an equivalent level.
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?
The texts will be provided by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please discuss an appropriate follow on course with your tutor.
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.