Course Summary

Russian Elementary 1 is an 18-hour course designed for beginners who wish to learn to speak, read, write and understand basic Russian used in everyday situations.

Course Sessions

Wednesday, 6th September - 9 classes


Session ID DLAC9704C
6 Sep - 1 Nov 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$319 / $303 (conc)
Teacher
Barbara Evsukoff

The following topic will be covered:

  • Introduction to the Russian alphabet and Russian sounds
  • Key words and phrases (including greetings and addressing someone, introductions, personal information, asking for directions)
  • Basic structures/grammar of the language (genders of nouns, plural of nouns and adjectives)
  • Numbers
  • Vocabulary building
  • Ongoing practice through listening, reading, writing and engaging in dialogues in a group environment
  • Cultural references to assist in understanding the application of Russian in everyday life

By the end of this course students should be able to:

  • Read and write the Russian alphabet and words learnt during the course;
  • Understand and use basic phrases to greet people and introduce themselves;
  • Use the present tense of some verbs;
  • Engage in simple conversations and exchange personal information about their names, nationality, telephone numbers, asking for detections;
  • Understand basic counting and numerical forms in Russian;
  • Commence understanding the grammar structure behind the content learnt in a friendly and collaborative learning environment;
  • Gain basic background information on some values and customs of Russian-speaking communities.

No prior knowledge of Russian required

Pen and Paper

Textbook: Get Started in Russian: Teach Yourself (Teach Yourself Beginner’s Languages), Author: Rachel Farmer, Binding: Paperback, Publisher: Teach Yourself Books, Published: 04 March 2014
ISBN 13: 9781444174892 / ISBN 10: 1444174894

Available at:Language International Bookshop and online at the Foreign Language Bookshop

***Cancellations or postponements are notified 48 hours before class commencement. Please consider this before purchasing class materials***

The course is ideal for people simply wishing to learn the language or people intending to travel to a Russian-speaking country for work or leisure.