Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 204 (Level 8)

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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 A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Course activities Include describing people, their physical appearance and the clothing they wear, making suggestions and learning how to complement each other. Grammatical themes continue, with emphasis on the dative case of adjectives and the use of comparative and superlative comparisons as well as negative constructions. Follows the recommended text that has been specifically designed to ensure easy reference and practice between sessions.

Outcomes

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

  1. Use directional verbs of motion to talk about going to and coming from places.
  2. Talk in more detail about their hobbies and interests.
  3. Discuss clothing, compliment people, and give advice on selecting clothes.
  4. Use all cases for nouns and adjectives, alike.
  5. Use ordinal numbers to tell time.
  6. Talk about their preferences using comparative constructions.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Directional prefixes for verbs of motion
  • Adjectives and possessive pronouns in the instrumental case
  • Talking about hobbies and interests
  • Colours and clothing review, adjectives to describe clothing
  • Shopping for clothes
  • Grammar of negative constructions
  • Dative case of adjectives to give and receive compliments
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Comparative adjectives
  • Adverbs with comparison

Intended Audience

Suitable for continuing A2 level students, those who have completed Russian 203 or who have completed 170 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 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 204 (Level 7).

Materials are available for purchase online at Ruskultura or from the 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.

  • The tutor is a great teacher in every way. They are extrememly particular in making sure that their students can speak, read, and write Russian accurately.

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Russian Course 204 (Level 8)

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