Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Conversation Course: Intermediate

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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.

Suitable for students who have undertaken approximately four years of study. The aim is to consolidate and develop knowledge previously gained, as well as introduce more complex language structures which will allow for expression of feelings and opinions, facilitate the ability to hold an argument and to participate in a discussion. The topics addressed will be lifestyle, leisure, culture, sociology and personal interests of the participants.

Content

  • Ecology: our place in the world.
  • Life on Mars – Real and Unreal Conditional: possibility and probability.
  • must/should/have to.
  • My home – my castle.
  • Verbs of placement – perfective and imperfective aspect.
  • Prepositions of placement: above, below, beside, behind, in front of, in-between.
  • Children’s World: bringing up children.
  • Negative constractions: ни, не.
  • Other countries other customs.
  • Participles.
  • World languages.
  • Gerunds.
  • Preposition ‘for’ – для, за, на.
  • Symbolist poets – Konstantin Belmont.

Outcomes

  • Have an opportunity to shed the psychological barrier often associated with using the language being learned
  • Consolidate and deepen their previous knowledge
  • Practise and acquire new vocabulary and language structures which are useful in expressing one’s opinions, feelings and thoughts on various topics dealing with lifestyle and personal interests
  • Be motivated to continue studying.

Before

Revise previous work, watch films, read newspapers and books, spend time talking to Russians!

Prescribed text

Poekhali 2.ll by S & A Chernyshov, Zlatoust, St Petersburg, 2012
Textbook: ISBN 978-5-86547-437-1; Accompanying CD: ISBN 978-5-86547-467-8

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

  • Expert trainer
  • Small class size (~20 max)
  • Central location

Language courses are offered in four terms each year, approximately in January, April, July and October. Try our Language Proficiency Calculator to work out which language level is right for you.

$420 Limited inc GST
Russian Conversation Course: Intermediate

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