Russian beginners: module 2

Course Dates: 20/04/21 - 06/07/21
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online
Continue learning to speak Russian on this communicative course for near beginners. The emphasis is on speaking and understanding, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.Suitable if you have completed Russian beginners:module 1 or equivalent.
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Course Code: LR124

Tue, , 20 Apr - 06 Jul '21

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Continue learning Russian on this communicative course for near beginners. The emphasis is on speaking and listening, and you will also gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.

What will we cover?

Ruslan 1, chapters 4/5-7
Themes: hotels, eating and drinking, leisure activities
Grammar: nouns and pronouns (some declensions), verbs (present, past tenses), numerals, adjectives.

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

-book a hotel

-order food and drinks

-express likes and dislikes.

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

Students should have completed Russian beginners: module 1 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 or the European bookshop http://www.europeanbookshop.com/setbooksearch1.php.

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

Russian beginners: module 3. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Altannavch Murray

Navcha is an international freelance Russian and Mongolian linguist and has had many prestigious assignments in Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels, The Hague and Dublin as well as in London and beyond Europe in the USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam for institutions such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNDP and USAID. She was born in Mongolia but was educated entirely in Russian from primary school and has been living in London for 20 years and teaching at City Lit since 2011. Navcha uses the communicative approach to language teaching, privileging effective communication over strict formality. She has worked in the City Lit Language Department as Digital Leader pioneering Flipped Learning which encourages students to learn at their own pace whilst maximizing productivity in the classroom and thereby speeding up the learning process.

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.