Russian beginners: reading group

Course Dates: 05/02/24 - 11/03/24
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Location: Online
The course aims to develop students` basic reading language skills in Russian.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £42.00

Course Code: LR114

Mon, eve, 05 Feb - 11 Mar '24

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course will help students to recognise and use vocabulary and grammar in short texts. We will read the stories, complete exercises on grammar and vocabulary, discuss and express opinions about the stories.

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?

Grammar: to reinforce possessive pronouns, cases, introduction to verbs of motion and verb aspect, personal pronouns all in a reading context.
Lexis: to build up new vocabulary.

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

Reinforce your existing Russian and be able to discuss simple texts in Russian.

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

Suitable for those who have completed at least beginners level module 2 or are in their second year of learning Russian.

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?

Reading Without Problems Part 1, Kostyuk N.A., Fillips D.

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

Please check with the course tutor.

Marina De Yong Tutor Website

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.