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Russian for Beginners II

Duration 12 weekly meetings
Tutor Dr Maryna Calder
Course code RUS21A3051A
Fee £205
Concessionary fee £164 (find out about eligibility and funding options)
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Duration 12 weekly meetings
Tutor Olga Lewis
Course code RUS21A3051B
Fee £205
Concessionary fee £164 (find out about eligibility and funding options)
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This course is aimed at students who have attended Russian for Beginners I, or have some basic knowledge of the language.

The emphasis is on communication skills taught in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.  This course is not for absolute Beginners of the language.

This course is for students who have a very basic knowledge of Russian who wish to be able to further improve their basic conversation when travelling to Russia.

Not sure which level is right for you?  Find your level.

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.

The following topics will be covered:

  • me and my family(revision)
  • my city, my town and/or village
  • Russian names and patronymics.


  • adjectives
  • demonstrative pronouns
  • this/these
  • that/those
  • adverbs
  • modal verbs and expressions
  • past/future tenses of the verb

Written exercises will be completed at home. The photocopies of the learning material will be provided.

Coursework and assessment

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. You will not have formal examinations but you may have reading and listening class tests. You may be asked to write short texts as homework. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.

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.

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


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.


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