Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 203 (Level 7)

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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.

Course activities include talking about the weather in different countries at various times of the year, making preparations to travel and go out, and discussing one’s interests and hobbies. We will also familiarise ourselves with significant writers and composers, and the cultural elements of being a tourist in Moscow. Grammatical themes will continue to cover material from previous levels but also introduce instrumental and locative cases of adjectives and pronouns. Follows the recommended text that has been specifically designed to ensure easy reference and practice between sessions.

Suitable for those who are starting A2 Level, or who have completed all levels up to 202 or 145 hours of recent face to face tuition.

Outcomes

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

  1. Understand weather forecasts and talk about the weather.
  2. Talk about their hobbies, their favourite music, literature, sport, etc.
  3. Use nouns in all cases as well as adjectives in the accusative and locative cases.
  4. Talk about clothes, buy clothes in a shop or market.
  5. Learn about famous Russian people and how Russian names change with case.
  6. Talk about a performance they saw at the theatre.
  7. Know what to see in Moscow and talk about sightseeing.
  8. Talk to Russians on the phone.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Talking about the weather
  • Function of adverbs and adjectives
  • Months of the year
  • Clothing, colours, shopping for clothes
  • Accusative case of adjectives and pronouns, e.g. "I love music and literature"
  • Possessive pronouns in accusative case
  • Cases of surnames
  • Talking about your favourite writers
  • Locative case of adjectives and pronouns, e.g. "I saw ‘Swan Lake’ at the Bolshoi Theatre"
  • Being a tourist in Moscow
  • Getting through on the phone, asking for a number, telephone etiquette
  • Talking about hobbies and interests

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, with a following discussion.

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 203 (Level 6).

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.

$378 Limited inc GST
Russian Course 203 (Level 7)

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