The course is delivered by a qualified Russian teacher in modular format, consisting of 30 x 1 hour units.
Russian is spoken by over 150 million people as their first language and by over 120 million people as their second language.
It is widely used and understood in such countries as; Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
Russian uses a Cyrillic script developed from the 9th century and some words are the same as in the Roman script. Russian belongs to the East Slavic group of Slavonic languages. Its close relatives include Belarussian and Ukrainian.
The alphabet consists of 31 letters (10 vowels and 22 consonants) and two signs – hard (ъ) and (ь) soft.
Objectives / Learner outcomes
By the end of the course, learners will have completed conversations and language study in the following core areas:
The focus of the course is basic ‘survival’ Russian. Learners will explore the Russian alphabet and become acquainted with common phrases used in everyday working life.
Who should attend
The course is aimed at workers and tourists who intend to spend time in Russian-speaking regions including:
Привет! Меня зовут Екатерина, и я живу и работаю в Екатеринбурге. Я преподаю английский с 2006 года. Я люблю слушать музыку и путешествовать. В свободное время я навещаю близких и встречаюсь с друзьями.
Hi! I'm Ekaterina and I live and work in Ekaterinburg. I've been an English teacher since 2006. I like music and travelling. In my free time I visit my family and meet with friends.