Russian

Beginners

Russian imageThis 10-hour course for complete beginners is designed to provide an introduction to the Russian language. The course includes some communicative exercises intended to help students construct simple sentences and to exchange information about themselves with their friends.

The main skills to be practised and developed are speaking and listening.

Modern Russian uses a form of the Cyrillic alphabet which can be easily mastered as many of the letters of the Cyrillic alphabet are familiar thanks to their use in the Greek and Latin alphabets. 

The students will be introduced to the following:

  • Simple greetings and expressions of welcome;
  • Days of the week, the months and the seasons;
  • Numbers: cardinals and ordinals;
  • Telling the time;
  • Paying for drinks and meals;
  • How to go shopping for clothes;
  • Reserving a table in a restaurant;
  • Booking a room in a hotel;
  • Making and receiving phone calls in a hotel

Word forms and word classes to be introduced gradually are: the present tense of the first and second conjugations, the long adjectives, the personal pronouns, and the possessive pronouns.

If you have any questions about the course content or require course-level advice please directly email the Russian Coordinator, Prof Charles Drage, PRIOR to enrolment.

Please carefully review the programme timetableterm dates and booking instructions before clicking on the booking link. 
N.B: THIS COURSE HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT INTEREST

Conversation

Russian imageThis course is planned as a one-hour per week guided conversation class for students at intermediate levels (A2 to B1). The course is designed to give students an opportunity to practise the communicative skills of listening and responding.

Since it is an intermediate-level, mixed-ability conversation class, it is suitable to be taken by students who have already achieved a GCSE level but who wish to add further practice in the exercises which they are currently doing.

The topics to be discussed will be chosen by the students themselves, but they are likely to include:

  • the members of the family and close friends;
  • visits to hotels, cafes and restaurants;
  • travelling in  the Russian Federation by bus, train or air;
  • shopping for groceries, vegetables, meat, fish and fruit;
  • using the local transport facilities;
  • buying toothpaste and toothbrushes, dressings for cuts and bruises,
  • medicines for any chronic conditions;
  • medicines for any chronic conditions;
  • sporting activities, such as running, swimming and diving

If you have any questions about the course content or require course-level advice please directly email the Russian Coordinator, Prof Charles Drage, PRIOR to enrolment.

Please carefully review the programme timetableterm dates and booking instructions before clicking on the booking link. 
N.B: THIS COURSE HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT INTEREST