What is the course about?
This course aims to increase your fluency in everyday topics and to give you a chance to speak, using a fairly simple Russian vocabulary, making you more confident in everyday situations. At the same time it widens your knowledge of grammatical structures and vocabulary.
What will we cover?
Themes: In the restaurant, description of a person’s appearance, clothes, theatre, cinema.
Grammar: verbs if motion, revision of case endings, conditional sentences, verbal aspects, imperative.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about Russian dishes and types of places to eat;
- describe a person’s appearance and clothes;
- talk about theatre and cinema.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed a two-year course and 'Russian 3 module 2' or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
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 also essential that you have some knowledge of basic (such as nouns and verbs) and more intermdediate 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 ‘Zhili-byli’ by L.V. Miller and L.B. Politova ISBN: 9785865475132, (5865475134) and
additional materials provided by the tutor. Please try: Grant and Cutler at Foyles - www.foyles.co.uk/languages
(020 74375660) or the European bookshop- http://www.europeanbookshop.com/setbooksearch1.php
7. Do I need to have an interview before I can enrol?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Russian 4 module 1. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please ask your teacher or check our web pages for more information.
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