Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 201 (Level 5)

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Students will learn how to express their appetite and order in a restaurant, describe various times of the day and seasons, and explain their daily routines. This material will utilise various grammatical themes to ensure correct sentence structure and competency in your verbal and non-verbal skills.

Suitable for those who are finishing A1 Level, or who have completed all levels up to 104 or 95 hours of recent face to face tuition.

Outcomes

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

  1. Talk about food, what they like and don’t like to eat.
  2. Make an order in a café or restaurant.
  3. Use words describing time, including days of the week, months of the year, times of the day, and seasons.
  4. Use nouns in all six Russian cases.
  5. Use verbs of motion to talk about going to places with other people.
  6. Talk about their daily routines.
  7. Hold a conversation about transport and travelling.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Instrumental case uses and endings: I’d like a sandwich with cheese and ham
  • Visiting a restaurant: I am feeling hungry and thirsty; irregular verb 'to eat'
  • Times of day and seasons; talking about the weather
  • Instrumental case personal pronouns: I work with him; to have breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Short adjectives: This restaurant is closed but the café is open
  • Possessive adjectives in the instrumental: I am going to the cinema with my friends
  • Unidirectional verbs of motion: going to and coming from a place; directional prepositions: to and from
  • Multidirectional verbs of motion: to walk, to travel routinely
  • Travelling by train; making arrangements to meet; 24 hour clock
  • Daily routines, e.g., On Mondays I usually work at the studio; irregular verb: to be able

Delivery

This course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops and active participation is encouraged. Our tutors use 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 is 201 (Level 4).

Materials are available for purchase online at Ruskultura or from the course presenter in the first class meeting. The cost of the materials is $30.00.

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. Try our Language Proficiency Calculator to work out which language level is right for you.

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