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Russian Beginners Term 1

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Start date: 19th Jan 2022

Time: 19:00 - 21:30

Cost: £95

Day: Wednesday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Maria Zamorano Ferrer

Course code: SP22133

Beginners Russian 

This course is for learners who want to start to learn phrases in their target language. During this course, a range of activities will be used to introduce basic language skills. Learners will learn phrases to introduce themselves, have short conversations, identify objects and people around, orient themselves, express basic opinions and describe objects, give directions.

Benefits 

Learners will participate in class activities using reading, listening, writing and, more importantly, speaking skills.  This short course will help learners gain confidence in their learning skills and prepare them to keep on learning Russian.  

Previous knowledge 

No previous knowledge of the target language is required, just the willingness to learn (and probably make plenty of mistakes along the way!) 

The next step 

Continuation to beginners’ language class.

Course contents 

Topic 1: Introducing yourself and introducing the Russian Alphabet

This topic will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to introduce themselves with a foreign colleague, friend or host. Learners will be introduced to vocabulary and resources to introduce themselves and ask others to do the same, to identify objects and people around.

Topic 2: Phone conversation

This topic will give learners skills, knowledge and understanding to produce basic phone conversations with relevant vocabulary and useful phrases. 

Topic 3: The weather  

This topic will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to talk about the weather using basic vocabulary.

Topic 4: Locations and places.

This topic will give learners basic skills, knowledge and understanding to communicate and request information about where places or things are. The topic includes vocabulary and useful phrases to visit public places and how to get by in a city of the foreign country.

Topic 5: Professions and family

This topic will give learners skills, knowledge and understanding to describe somebody’s or their profession and families. The topic introduces useful vocabulary and phrases to describe roles and relationships.

Topic 6: Shopping

This topic will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to deal with some aspects of going shopping in a foreign country. This includes prices, enquiring about and buying items, expressing opinions. Learners will also study other useful phrases and language which may be needed in a shopping situation. 

Topic 7: Food

This topic will give learners basic skills, knowledge and understanding to deal with some situations that may arise when eating out in a foreign country. The topics covered will ensure that learners are able to identify food from a menu, express preferences and ask for prices.

Topic 8: Describing our town and/or city

This theme will give learners skills, knowledge and understanding to talk about their town and other places. It will introduce useful vocabulary and consolidate the ability to describe things and give or express opinions, ask for the location of places.

Topic 9: A usual day

This topic will give learners basic skills, knowledge and understanding to talk about things they do during a day. It will introduce useful vocabulary and the ability to describe actions.

Topic 10: Hobbies and languages

This topic will give learners basic skills, knowledge and understanding to talk about their hobbies and languages they know, learn or speak. It will introduce useful vocabulary and the ability to describe actions and express opinions.

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Maria Zamorano Ferrer

I am a Qualified Russian Teacher (QTS in the UK) and I finished two Bachelors Honours Degrees in Languages, one of them being Slavic Philology, where I studied mainly Russian Language and Literature. I also spent two years studying Russian language, literature and culture for foreign teachers at Lomonosov Moscow State University, and obtained the top level of Russian as a Foreign Language of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. I am very passionate about the Russian language, its literature and culture. I am a keen reader of the Russian classics and I speak Russian every day with my family.

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