What is the course about?
This course aims to increase your fluency in everyday topics and widen your knowledge of grammatical structures and vocabulary.
What will we cover?
Themes: Travel on the train in Russia, the life of pensioners, past and present of Irkutsk, TV programmes
Grammar: past active and past passive participles, verbal aspects, possessive adjectives, past gerund, diminutive endings, indirect questions.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about the life of pensioners in Russia
- talk about talk about past and present of the town Irkutsk
- talk about TV programmes.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed a two-year course and have a good basic knowledge of Russian.
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). It is essential that you have some knowledgeo f basic (such as nouns and verbs) and more intermediate grammar terminology.
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 coursebook Ruslan 3 by John Langran ISBN 9781899785407 - and
additional materials provided by the tutor. Please try: Grant and Cutler at Foyles - www.grantandcutler.com
/ 0207 440 3248 or the European bookshop- http://www.europeanbookshop.com/setbooksearch1.php.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Russian 3 module 2. 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