Russian beginners: module 1
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Keeley Street
This course has now started
What is the course about?
The course will enable you to converse and read at a basic level in Russian.
What will we cover?
Ruslan 1, chapters 1-3/4
Topics: greetings, introductions (name, profession, nationality, address), directions, family.
Grammar: nouns (gender, singular, plural, some declensions), pronouns (personal and possessive)
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-make simple tourist enquiries
-talk about yourself
-talk about family and friends
-read simple texts.
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?
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?
Ruslan 1 by J. Langran and N Veshuyeva. Materials from other sources will be provided by the tutor.
Please try the European Bookshop by selecting 'City Lit' and the language you are studying at this web page or call them at 020 7734 5259. If you state on the website, by phone or in the shop that you are studying with us, you can claim a 10% discount. You might be asked for your student number.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Russian beginners: module 2. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Navcha is an international freelance Russian and Mongolian linguist and has had many prestigious assignments in Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels, The Hague and Dublin as well as in London and beyond Europe in the USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam for institutions such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNDP and USAID. She was born in Mongolia but was educated entirely in Russian from primary school and has been living in London for 20 years and teaching at City Lit since 2011. Navcha uses the communicative approach to language teaching, privileging effective communication over strict formality. She has worked in the City Lit Language Department as Digital Leader pioneering Flipped Learning which encourages students to learn at their own pace whilst maximizing productivity in the classroom and thereby speeding up the learning process.
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.