What is the course about?
This course aims to help you achieve a basic understanding of Russian so that you can get by in everyday situations.
What will we cover?
Ruslan 1, chapters 8-10
Themes: personal interests, leisure activities, theatre, home
Grammar: nouns, pronouns (some declensions), adjectives, reflexive verbs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-talk about your interests and hobbies
-talk about the theatre
-talk about your home
-understand TV programmes
-manage a simple telephone conversation.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed Russian 1 module 2 or have an equivalent knowledge of Russian. They should also have a knowledge of the Russian alphabet.
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?
Ruslan 1, by J. Langran and N. Veshuyeva
Materials from other sources will be provided by the tutor
Please try: Grant and Cutler at Foyles - www.grantandcutler.com or 0207 440 3248 or the European bookshop http://www.europeanbookshop.com/setbooksearch1.php.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Russian 2: module 1. 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