Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 103 (Level 3)

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If you want to learn to speak Russian, our Russian classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn Russian language and culture. Learn Russian the smart way with Russian courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This course covers cardinal numbers up to 1000, teach students how to navigate and give directions, and to ask various questions. Skills will be continually developed by covering various grammatical themes including the use of various verbs, adjectives and the dative case.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Use the most common Russian verbs in present, future and past tenses.
  2. Use numbers from 1 to 1000.
  3. Ask for and give directions.
  4. Ask for descriptions of things and people, and describe them using adjectives.
  5. Talk about their family in more detail, including their ages.
  6. Learn conversational skills needed to buy souvenirs, food, and tickets to events.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Conjugation of verbs with alternating consonant in the stem
  • Imperatives
  • Cardinal Numbers 1-1000
  • Location: where?
  • Direction: where to?
  • Genitive case: availability and possession
  • Dative case: how old are you?
  • Plurals of nouns in the nominative case
  • Adjectives
  • Interrogative pronoun: which, what kind?
  • Genitive case with numbers: how much is it?
  • Prepositions ‘to’ and ‘for’: "I’d like two tickets to the opera for this evening"

Intended Audience

Suitable for continuing A1 level students, those who have completed Russian 102 or who have completed 45 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery

This course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops and active participation is encouraged. Our tutors use the communicative method, and from the very first lesson students will practice conversation in pairs or small groups.

A typical lesson includes engaging activities, such as games, presentations, simple readings, audio and video presentations, and practice conversations.

In addition to the textbook, tutors introduce actual audio, video and reading materials, such as extracts from Russian films, television and radio programs, and newspapers.

Prescribed text

The textbook and accompanying CD are designed specifically for each level. The text is used for class activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice between meetings. The text should be purchased only after confirmation is received that it is going ahead. This usually occurs 5 business days before the class begins. The appropriate textbook and CD for this course is 103 (Level 2).

Materials are available for purchase online at Ruskultura or from the course presenter in the first class meeting. The cost of the materials is $30.

Please Note

Selected Language and Culture courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.

Features

Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.

What others say.

  • Our tutor makes the learning of Russian very enjoyable and is knowledgeable, witty and enthusiastic, providing a valuable local insight into the Russian culture.

  • A gifted, dedicated and helpful teacher with a wonderful sense of humour. It is a pleasure to attend their Russian class and I look forward to it each week.

Russian Course 103 (Level 3)

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What others say.

  • Russian 103 is a well-paced course, presented by an excellent tutor, and backed up by clear written and audio materials.