Russian Advanced Conversation (B2-C1) WEA Sydney

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$321 Limited GST free / $289

Russian Advanced Conversation (B2-C1)

<p>This course is for students who feel relatively at ease expressing themselves in Russian and wish to extend and maintain their competency for pleasure, business, travel or everyday use. Students

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$321 Limited GST free / $289

Russian Advanced Conversation (B2-C1)

<p>This course is for students who feel relatively at ease expressing themselves in Russian and wish to extend and maintain their competency for pleasure, business, travel or everyday use. Students

...

This course is for students who feel relatively at ease expressing themselves in Russian and wish to extend and maintain their competency for pleasure, business, travel or everyday use. Students will have the opportunity to focus on specific skills, such as extending vocabulary in given areas, acquiring higher-level grammatical structures, developing a better understanding of particular cultural and social issues in the target language. This course aims to build general advanced comprehension and communication skills in Russian and develop a greater appreciation of Russian-speaking cultures in a differentiated and informed way using literary excerpts, journal articles, short films and excerpts from TV programs, art, history, geography and grammar.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Hybrid (F2F & Online simultaneously)

TEXTBOOK

  • Tutor supplied material

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Classroom reading: short story "Встреча с осенью" (Meeting autumn) by the popular present-day Russian writer Evgenij Grishkovets
  • Classroom film watching: “The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish” based on the famous fairy tale in verse by Alexandr Pushkin
  • Classroom news watching: watching an excerpt from latest Russian news
  • Cultures of Russia: discovering the ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity of Russia. The case of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • Cultures of Russia: Republic of Kalmykia and Buddhism in Russia
  • Cultures of Russia: Shamanism in Russia and the world-famous Olkhon island
  • The symphonies that changed the history of music: Shostakovich, Stravinskij, Prokofyev. Additional reading: Music as therapy: can we live without music?
  • Pages of Russian history: classroom reading of a selected excerpt from a Russian history textbook. Who is this historical figure? game
  • Movie night: watching Anna Karenina by Aleksandr Zarkhi (1967) and Joe Wright (2012)

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning
  2. Interpret a range of different genres relevant in Russian-speaking social and cultural contexts
  3. Use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes
  4. Increase one’s knowledge of Russian society and develop a greater appreciation and understanding of the Russian-speaking world and its diverse cultural practices

Sofya Yunusova

PhD, MA
Sofya Yunusova is a Sydney-based language educator and researcher. She holds a PhD in Russian Studies from Macquarie University and a qualification in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language from...