Russian intensive: a journey for beginners in summer
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LBR11
Duration: 5 sessions
What is the course about?
The course aims to give students a knowledge of spoken Russian; to enable students to maintain simple conversations in some everyday life situations; to enable students to read 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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Topics: the alphabet, intonation, greetings, introducing yourself, family, directions.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-talk about yourself
-talk about your family
-make enquiries about simple tourist information
-make enquiries about places (give and ask for directions).
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous knowledge required.
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?
Based on the tutor's own material.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Russian beginners: module 1 in September However, please be aware that you will be revising some of the work already covered in this introductory course. Alternatively, you could join module 2 in January. Please enrol as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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.