Russian beginners: an introduction

Course Dates: 21/03/22 - 30/03/22
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: Online
Get ready for a new challenge and join this intensive course for complete beginners. The emphasis is on speaking and understanding, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.
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 £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £85.00

Course Code: LR141

Mon+Wed, day, 21 Mar - 30 Mar '22

Duration: 4 sessions (over 2 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course will enable you to converse and read at a basic level in Russian.

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?

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 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?

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 (WITH CD). Materials from other sources will be provided by the tutor.
Please try: Try Grant and Cutler at Foyles - / 0207 440 3248 or directly via the publisher at or the European bookshop

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

LR142- Russian beginners: Jump into module 2.

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.