Russian 4: module 1

Course Dates: 17/09/20 - 03/12/20
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Location: Online
Tutors:

Discuss topical issues, aspects of Russian literature and other cultural matters and learn some advanced grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'Russian 3' 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?

The course aims to give you an opportunity to discuss current affairs, read extracts from authentic literary sources and discuss general interest topics and Russian cinema. You will increase your fluency and improve your accuracy through revision of essential grammar structures.

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?

Current affairs in Russian (articles from newspapers and magazines); videos of Russian films; Russian literature and history.
Grammar: verbs of motion, imperfective and perfective verbal forms, present and past active participles, and any other relevant grammar points.

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

Learning outcomes will be negotiated with the tutor at the beginning of the course:.

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

You should have studied Russian for at least 3 years and have a good knowledge of spoken Russian and grammatical structures.

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). It is essential that you have knowledge of more complex grammar terminology.

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?

Please check with the tutor first.

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

Russian 4: module 2. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please ask your teacher or check our web pages for more information.

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The course is varied, informative and fun!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 25/11/2019)
An excellent way to improve your Russian skills. A very pleasant and supportive atmosphere. Different teaching methods make for a good experience.
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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.

Book your place

Course Code: LR412

Please choose a course date 

Thu, day, 17 Sep - 03 Dec '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

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.