Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Conversation Course: The Discussion Circle

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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 C1/C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Deepen your skills already acquired, to facilitate ability to develop habits needed to use it creatively and to hone discussion skills. You will also become acquainted with some interesting aspects of stylistics and grammar. We will concentrate on many aspects of culture, literature and art and widen the your understanding.

This course is conducted entirely in Russian to facilitate linguistic immersion. Suitable for C1/C2 Level students, and both non-native and native speakers who wish to maintain or improve their fluency.

Outcomes

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

  1. Have a deeper understanding of Russian culture through art, music, literature and philosophy.
  2. Improve their language proficiency through speaking, reading and listening.
  3. Consolidate and build upon their previous knowledge.
  4. Expand and practise vocabulary and language structures which are useful in expressing one’s opinions, feelings and thoughts on various topics dealing with life and art.
  5. Acquire confidence, which will facilitate shedding the psychological barrier often associated with using the language being learned.
  6. Feel motivated to continue.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Outstanding personalities – scientists, painters, writers, composers, cosmonauts
  • The world of poetry
  • Russian language in the world today
  • National traditions, customs, and celebrations
  • Music – from classic to pop

Intended Audience

Suitable for C1/C2 Level students, and both non-native and native speakers who wish to maintain or improve their fluency. This course is conducted entirely in Russian to facilitate linguistic immersion.

Delivery

This course is conversation oriented, so most of the class time is dedicated to speaking and listening practice. Revision and introduction of new grammar is introduced to facilitate conversation. It is delivered as a series of interactive workshops and active participation is encouraged. Our tutors use communicative method, and students will practice conversation in pairs or small groups.

A typical lesson includes engaging activities, such as games, presentations, 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, so that students can learn about and discuss news and current affairs.

Prescribed text

Doroga v Rossiyu 3.2. Uchebnik russkogo yazyka. Bazovyy uroven' by V. E. Antonova, M.M. Nahabina, A.A. Tolstyh, St Petersburg – Zlatoust. 2013.
ISBN: 9785865478614

The materials are available for purchase online at The Book Depository.

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to commencement.

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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.

What others say.

  • Highly qualified professional teacher. We all made progress and enjoyed the course immensely.

$448 Limited inc GST
Russian Conversation Course: The Discussion Circle

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What others say.

  • Highly qualified professional teacher. We all made progress and enjoyed the course immensely.