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Russian Beginners 2

$252 Limited GST free / $¤,227
Russian Beginners 2

This course helps consolidate and revise the existing knowledge, expand your vocabulary and improve conversational skills with extensive oral practice. Students will further develop skills to use in

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This course helps consolidate and revise the existing knowledge, expand your vocabulary and improve conversational skills with extensive oral practice. Students will further develop skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing, focusing on everyday conversation and short topic-related texts. The course will equip the students with basic grammar patterns, giving a more advanced knowledge of Russian grammar patterns, including case, gender endings and Present, Past and Future tenses. This course is recommended for people intending to travel or working in a travel sector to communicate on an elementary level with Russian clients.


TEXT: Get Started in Russian, 2nd Unabridged Revised edition. Rachel Farmer. Teach Yourself (2014)
Additional Materials: Learn Russian the Fast and Fun Way, 2nd Revised edition. Thomas Beyer. Barrons (2009)


CLASS PLAN
Ten sessions that aim to build general basic comprehension and communication skills in conversational Russian. The course includes three progress check tests.


CONTENT
Conversational Russian and an introduction to cultural practices and basic conversation, with a focus on the clear explanation of basic language principles: reading patterns, pronunciation, language recognition.


Topics (as related to textbook)
[Get Started in Russian, 2nd Unabridged Revised edition. pp. 14-37]

  • How to name some important places in town
  • How to ask and say where things are
  • How to describe things that you see
  • How to understand a Russian address
  • How to ask whether things are available
  • How to make plural forms
  • How to say whether something is open or closed
  • How to ask for and give directions

[Get Started in Russian, 2nd Unabridged Revised edition. pp.40-64]

  • How to say what you want
  • How to pay for something in a shop
  • How to say that something belongs to you
  • How to make plural forms of adjectives
  • How to fill in a form
  • How to say where you work
  • How to specify “this” or "that"
  • Counting up to a 1000
  • How to talk about meals and daily routine
  • How to tell the time and days of the week
  • How to make arrangements

[Get Started in Russian, 2nd Unabridged Revised edition. pp.77-116]

  • How to talk about leisure activities and holidays
  • How to talk about likes and dislikes
  • How to use verbs in different forms
  • How to say numerals over a 1000
  • How to be a guest in a Russian home/talking about family
  • How to read a public transport route plan
  • How to shop for souvenirs using “can” and "may"
  • How to talk about quantities
  • How to talk about past and future
  • How to talk about the weather
  • How to book an excursion

Grammar (as covered in textbook topics)

  • Introduction to tenses
  • Introduction to gender endings
  • Introduction to common pronouns
  • Introduction to cases


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

  1. Speak clearly, make inquiries and be understood in basic Russian, in particular,to talk about themselves and exchange conversation with others.
  2. Demonstrate the skills, language, and attitudes required for further study of Russian.
  3. Demonstrate basic grammar concepts.
  4. Describe things around them in basic Russian
  5. Identify Past, Present and Future tenses


IMPORTANT: Textbook cost is not included in the course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any textbooks. We therefore suggest you purchase your textbooks closer to the time of the course commencing.


TEXTBOOK SUPPLIER
Abbey’s Language Book Centre, 131 York Street Sydney, Ph: 9267 1397 | www.languagebooks.com.au


LANGUAGE CLASS TRANSFER POLICY
If you are a new WEA Student and enrol into a language class and subsequently find that you are at the wrong level (whether too high or too low), you are permitted to transfer into another more suitable class at no additional cost, provided that the request is made within the first two classes and is in writing from your tutor directly to the Education Manager. After that point, an administration fee of $30 will apply.