By the end of the course, you will be able to engage in conversations in Russian about daily topics, such as your life and your family, where you live and what you study or do for a living. You will be able to express your preferences, detail your plans, and explain problems. In addition, you will learn some basic grammar, and will be able to use various verb tenses. Finally you'll be able to recognize some of the differences and similarities between the culture of Russian speaking countries and your own culture in terms of values, beliefs and behavior.Your level at the end of the course will be equivalent to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
- An 80% minimum attendance is required.
- Note: learning a language takes time! In this course, you will be expected to spend 8 hours a week on self-study.
- The language of instruction is English/Russian.
- The proficiency target level is A1. Students with a higher proficiency level are not allowed to take this course.
- The course culminates in a written and a spoken exam, plus a test given during the course.
- In the event of insufficient interest in this course, the Language Center reserves the right to cancel it.
Lessons are dedicated primarily to conversational practice of the language that has been studied, so the emphasis is placed on speaking and listening skills. Reading and writing will be practiced predominantly outside the classroom in the form of various (vocabulary and grammar) exercises.|
Grammar is not the ultimate objective but knowing it helps communicate. Within the course, you will be building up the vocabulary sufficient to conduct and follow simple conversations in Russian.
Russian for Beginners 1 also aims to highlight the differences and similarities between students' own culture and the cultures of Russian-speaking countries in terms of values, beliefs and behavior.
Type of Instruction
13 classes x 3 hours each
Type of exams
Final written and spoken exams. A test is also given during the course