What is the course about?
On this course you will develop your comprehension and fluency through the analysis and discussion of press materials, TV and literature.
What will we cover?
Current issues about Russia - political and cultural; excerpts from literature
Grammatical areas are explained as they arise.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Learning outcomes will be negotiated with the tutor at the beginning of the course:
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have an advanced level of Russian and be fairly fluent.
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 knowledge of more complex 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?
Materials will be provided by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Tutor will advise on progression.
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