What is the course about?
This course will enable you to converse and read at a basic level in Russian.
What will we cover?
Ruslan 1, chapters 1-3 (subject to change)
Themes: greetings, introducing yourself and others, understanding directions, talking about family.
Grammar: nouns (gender, singular, plural, some declensions), pronouns (personal and possessive), verbs, numerals
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- read the Cyrillic alphabet and be familiar with Russian phonetics
- introduce yourself and others
- talk about family and friends
- understand directions
- read and write short 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 at the start of the languages section of our
course guide, or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/Languages/74. You will also need to be able to understand basic
spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use
of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time etc).
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 (WITH CD). Materials from other sources will be provided by the tutor.
Please try: Try Grant and Cutler at Foyles - www.grantandcutler.com / 0207 440 3248 or directly via the publisher at http://www.ruslan.co.uk/ruslanorders.htm or the European bookshop http://www.europeanbookshop.com/setbooksearch1.php.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Russian beginners: module 2.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details