Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 302 (Level 10)

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

Students will learn various expressions including discussing travel plans, booking holiday accommodation, asking for assistance in a hotel, and making request or complaint. Also included are expressing concern for someone’s wellbeing and the ability to describe events such as accidents. The course material will also focus on some historical events and personalities.

Outcomes

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

  1. Talk to a Russian travel agent, plan a holiday and book accommodation.
  2. Make requests and complaints in a hotel.
  3. Use negative constructions, comparatives and superlatives, to talk about things we often do or never do.
  4. Use conditional and subjunctive moods to talk about dreams and wishes.
  5. Talk about unexpected events and accidents.
  6. Use a range of verbs of motion and carrying.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Planning holidays and booking accommodation
  • Use of comparative and superlative forms
  • Negative pronouns and adverbs: no-one, nothing, never, not at all, etc.
  • Making requests and complaining at a hotel
  • Indefinite pronouns and adverbs: someone, anyone, somewhere, anywhere, etc.
  • Tsar: Peter the Great
  • Describing an accident: what happened?
  • Verbs of carrying: to bring, to take, to take away, to deliver, etc.
  • Verbs of motion (continued)
  • Relative pronouns: who and what

Intended Audience

Suitable for continuing A2 level students, those who have completed Russian 301 or who have completed 220 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 302 (Level 9).

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.

Russian Course 302 (Level 10)

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