Russian

Beginners

Russian imageThis 20-hour course for complete beginners is designed to offer an introduction to the Russian language. The course features some communicative exercises to help students form basic sentences and to exchange information about themselves.

The main skills to be aimed at are speaking and listening, complemented by some basic writing and reading.

The syllabus/ stages to be completed are:

  • Simple greetings and use of formal and informal
  • Numbers 1-100,  days of the week and months
  • Ordering a meal
  • Talking about holidays
  • Discussing the weather and festivals
  • Basic phone calls and letters
  • Describing family and friends
  • Sports, studies, plans

Grammatical structures to be introduced and practiced are noun cases, present, past and future tenses, adjectives, pronouns and specific vocabulary.

We are going to use the first part (Units 1-10) of Colloquial Russian, a textbook by Svetlana le Fleming and Susan E. Kay (2017, 4th edition).

Questions regarding the content and teaching of this course should be addressed to the Russian Coordinator who can also assist with course-level advice if needed. For these matters please contact Professor Charles Drage PRIOR to enrolment.

Please carefully review the Programme timetableTerm dates and Prices & Enrolment informationCOURSE 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) and to give them 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:

  • talking about the members of the family and close friends
  • visits to hotels, cafes and restaurants
  • travelling in  the Russian Federation by bus, metro, train or air
  • shopping for groceries, vegetables, meat, fish and fruit
  • basic time expressions
  • going to the theatre and museums
  • talking about health and cope with a visit to the doctor
  • sport activities, such as running, swimming and diving

We are going to use the second part (Units 11-20) of Colloquial Russian, a textbook by Svetlana le Fleming and Susan E. Kay (2017, 4th edition).

Questions regarding the content and teaching of this course should be addressed to the Russian Coordinator who can also assist with course-level advice if needed. For these matters please contact Professor Charles Drage PRIOR to enrolment.

Please carefully review the Programme timetableTerm dates and Prices & Enrolment informationCOURSE CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT INTEREST