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.

Language Modules at CAE

Skills

Elementary:  Levels 1 to 6

Understands and communicates simple personal and work-related messages.

Intermediate: 1 – 4

Understands and communicates any important information both in writing and orally.

Advanced: 1 – 4

–  Can understand, communicate and put into practice standard information both in everyday life and work related situations.

–  Puts complex information into practice, both in everyday life and in work situations, presentations and meetings.

Proficient: 1 – 4

Expert: 1 – 6

If you have previous knowledge in a particular language, we will be happy to suggest a course for you, give us a call and we will assess your skills. 9652 0611

Please visit CAE Customer Service Centre or phone 9652 0611 to enquire about enrolling in this course

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.

Last updated: April 19, 2018 10:30am