What is the course about?
This course aims to enable you to converse and read more fluently in Russian. You will consolidate your language skills and build on previous knowledge.
What will we cover?
Themes: going to the doctors, parts of the body; shopping, colours and sizes; travelling by train
Grammar: cases for adjectives, superlative for adjectives, introduction to the verbs of motion.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about illnesses
- name parts of the body
- get by with shopping: clothes, choosing colours and sizes
- make travel arrangements (at the train station).
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a level 2 course - approximately 1 year of study and the first term of this course. Students must be able to read the Cyrillic alphabet. They should also be able to communicate in most basic situations.
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?
Chapters 5-7 of the course book Ruslan Russian 2, Ruslan Ltd. (ISBN:1899785124). Additional materials to be provided by the tutor. Please try: Grant and Cutler at Foyles - www.foyles.co.uk/languages (020 7437 5660) or the European bookshop http://www.europeanbookshop.com/setbooksearch1.php.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Russian 2 module 3. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details