Russian beginners: module 3
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LBR12
Please choose a course date
Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course aims to help you achieve a basic understanding of Russian so that you can get by in everyday situations.
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?
Ruslan 1, chapters 8-10
Themes: personal interests, leisure activities, theatre, home
Grammar: nouns, pronouns (some declensions), adjectives, reflexive verbs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-talk about your interests and hobbies
-talk about the theatre
-talk about your home
-understand TV programmes
-manage a simple telephone conversation.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed Russian beginners: module 2 or have an equivalent knowledge of Russian. They should also have a knowledge of the Russian alphabet.
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.grantandcutler.com or 0207 440 3248.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Russian 2: module 1. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
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.