Russian taster

Course Dates: 08/12/22
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Online
Learn about the New Year celebrations in Russia and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the main Russian holiday of the year.
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 £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00

Course Code: LXR1

Thu, eve, 08 Dec - 08 Dec '22

Duration: 1 session

Or call to enrol:020 3871 3111

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What is the course about?

Learn about the history of celebrating the New Year in Russia (Ded Moroz and Snegurochka) through practical and fun activities such as ordering typical food, writing greetings in Russian and greeting the New Year with an imaginary glass of champagne!

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?

The history of celebrating New Year in Russia (Ded Moroz and Snegurochka)
Practising winter weather vocabulary
Practising introductory dialogues
Numbers up to12 (New Year clock)
Writing Happy New Year in Russian and reading it on New Year greeting cards in different fonts
New Year's food and how to order/ask what you would like to try
Role play: At the New Year's Table.

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

Introduce yourself at the festive New Year table
Talk about the weather
Choose some festive food
Count down the seconds before the New Year begins
Read and write Happy New Year in Russian.

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

The session is suitable for complete beginners.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

- active student interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work and role plays
-writing Russian script

Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Based on the tutor's own materials.

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

Russian beginners module 1 LR117.

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.