Russian beginners: module 1

Course Dates: 14/09/20 - 30/11/20
Time: 10:45 - 12:45
Location: Online
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Learn to speak Russian on this communicative course . The emphasis is on speaking and understanding, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.Suitable for complete beginners who would like to learn at a slower pace.

This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.

Description

What is the course about?

The course will enable you to converse and read at a basic level in Russian.

This is a live online course. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Ruslan 1, chapters 1-3/4

Themes: greetings, introductions (name, profession, nationality, address), directions, family.
Grammar: nouns (gender, singular, plural, some declensions), pronouns (personal and possessive), verbs, numerals (1-10)

The Russian alphabet.

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

-make simple tourist enquiries

-talk about yourself

-give and ask for directions

-talk about family and friends.

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

Complete beginners. No previous knowledge required.

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?

Ruslan 1 by J. Langran and N Veshuyeva. Materials from other sources will be provided by the tutor.
Please try: Grant and Cutler at Foyles - www.foyles.co.uk/languages (020 7437 5660) or the European bookshop http://www.europeanbookshop.com/setbooksearch1.php.

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

Russian beginners: module 2. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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If you want to learn Russian, this is a great start , exceeded my expectation of what i could learn as a beginner in 10 weeks
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/03/2020)
This is an excellent introduction to the Russian language
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Review by Henry Minto / (Posted on 21/11/2019)
It was OK. I’ve attended much better language classes that are much more engaging. I did learn some Russian but it wasn’t great.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 15/12/2018)
It's a friendly and fun introduction to the Russian language
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 23/11/2018)
Excellent introduction
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 21/11/2018)
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.

Book your place

Course Code: LR112

Please choose a course date 

Mon, day, 14 Sep - 30 Nov '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £229.00
Senior fee: £183.00
Concession: £140.00

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.