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Russian for Beginners

Level 4, 20 Credits.

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This course is aimed at absolute beginners and will introduce students to the Russian language and culture. Students will learn to read the Russian alphabet and practise basic conversation and language structures. The emphasis is on communication skills taught in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

The following topics will be covered:

Grammar: the alphabet, pronunciation – voiced and voiceless consonants

vowel “O” in an unstressed position, personal pronouns

gender of nouns, possessive pronouns

forming questions, present tense and plural of nouns.

adjectives, demonstrative pronouns: this/these; that/those, adverbs, modal verbs and expressions, past/future tenses of the verb.

Who is this course for?

This course is for students who have no knowledge of Russian.

Learning and Teaching

The emphasis of the course is on participation and students are encouraged to actively participate in class through various non-threatening forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.

Coursework and Assessment

For us the most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

The assessment of this course is divided into four parts to assess each of the following skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. It is designed to enhance what you have learnt during the course.

Additionally to the weekly sessions, we recommend that you spend time between the lessons, revising and practising what has been done in class.

Reading suggestions

Materials will be provided

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by ringing the Continuing Education and Professional Development on (029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the CPE on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.