Russian for Beginners

Ref: C2225641

This course provides basic knowledge of the Russian language, with an emphasis on colloquial Russian.We will practice speaking, listening, reading and writing in Russian. Topics to include are meeting new people, staying in a hotel, family, friends, hobbies and work.

Course aim

Learning the basics of the Russian language with an emphasis on colloquial Russian, including speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognise the Cyrillic alphabet.
  • Use Russian vocabulary at beginners level.
  • Practice Russian grammar at beginners level.
  • Discuss everyday topics in Russian.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • We shall be using the textbook Colloquial Russian: The complete course for beginners, by Svetlana le Fleming and Susan E. Kay (2010). Additional materials will be provided.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Please use the following textbook: Colloquial Russian: The complete course for beginners, by Svetlana le Fleming and Susan E. Kay (2010).

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Russian for Beginners

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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