Russian Beginners (Level 1)

This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of Russian (or so little that you effectively want to start again from scratch). You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations.

Key Information

  • Session information: Wednesdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 14 October 2020 - running until 24 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 14 October - 16 December 2020. Term 2: 20 January - 24 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

This course will be taught in a group size of a minimum 7 and maximum 11 students. Course fee includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

DUE TO COVID-19 this course will begin online.  If there is an opportunity for us to resume face to face classroom teaching on campus we will do so providing all learners can access the campus. 

This course will start in October and run for 20 weeks (4 week break over Christmas), lessons will resume in January 2021. It comprises 60 learning hours over two terms. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week.  When enrolling you are committing to the full 20 weeks.  There is the option to pay for the full course in one payment or two instalments.

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Entry level

No previous knowledge of Russian is required. The course is suitable for absolute beginners.

Course content

  • Greetings
  • Places in town
  • Hotel bookings
  • Airport
  • Telling the time
  • Home and family
  • Transport
  • Food

Resources

The tutor will advise of any textbook that is required at the start of the course.

Our approach

This course is taught in Russian and English. Our programme aims to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as cultural awareness. It provides a good balance between understanding the culture, vocabulary and grammar structures of the Russian language and enhancing communication and interaction. It supports comprehensive and productive skills in speech and writing through authentic based activities and guided practice in the use of Russian language. Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise the four skills outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. The group size is limited to 14 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Progression

Upon completing the Beginners level (1), you can progress onto the Post-Beginners level (2).