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Wed 23 Oct, Wed 30 Oct, ... Wed 11 Mar 2020
18:00 - 20:00

Venue: Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207

Provided by: Language Centre


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CULP: Russian Intermediate 2
Prerequisites£

Wed 23 Oct, Wed 30 Oct, ... Wed 11 Mar 2020

Description

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At intermediate 1 level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

Target audience
  • University staff and students
  • Further details regarding Language Centre eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites

Students who have successfully completed the Intermediate 1 course in the Language Centre, or have acquired proficiency equivalent to B1 in Russian.

Sessions

Number of sessions: 15

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 23 Oct   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207 map Vera Tsareva-Brauner
2 Wed 30 Oct   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207 map Vera Tsareva-Brauner
3 Wed 6 Nov   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207 map Vera Tsareva-Brauner
4 Wed 13 Nov   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207 map Vera Tsareva-Brauner
5 Wed 20 Nov   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207 map Vera Tsareva-Brauner
6 Wed 27 Nov   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207 map Vera Tsareva-Brauner
7 Wed 4 Dec   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207 map Vera Tsareva-Brauner
8 Wed 22 Jan 2020   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207 map Vera Tsareva-Brauner
9 Wed 29 Jan 2020   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207 map Vera Tsareva-Brauner
10 Wed 5 Feb 2020   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207 map Vera Tsareva-Brauner
11 Wed 12 Feb 2020   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207 map Vera Tsareva-Brauner
12 Wed 19 Feb 2020   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207 map Vera Tsareva-Brauner
13 Wed 26 Feb 2020   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207 map Vera Tsareva-Brauner
14 Wed 4 Mar 2020   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207 map Vera Tsareva-Brauner
15 Wed 11 Mar 2020   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207 map Vera Tsareva-Brauner
Topics covered

The Course introduces students to functions and notions such as: Introducing oneself, introducing others, talking about our origin and our mother tongue, explaining why we study Russian, talking about the family, describing our home town and our country, talking about the community where we live, describing our accommodation, comparing means of transport, describing travel destinations, telling about a travel experience, choosing appropriate accommodation, describing our profession or topic, describing current activities, describing our previous training, summarising our work experience, taking a job interview, describing a field of study, describing a work routine, talking about our spare time and pastimes, talking about our plans, describing life in the past, understanding the importance of a historical event, talking about historical facts and their relevance, comparing life before and after a historical event, talking about our plans for the future, talking about what we would do if something happened, expressing good wishes, describing a personal incident, commenting about something that happened to someone we know, expressing surprise, describing a pain, asking for a prescription, describing what happened to us, explaining the causes and consequences of an accident, understanding a diagnosis, following instructions to improve one's health, explaining what we do to stay in shape, understanding advice to stay in shape, giving advice, analysing causes and effects for being in shape, understanding alternative medicines, studying distinctive features of cities in Russia, understanding the context of opinions on current topics, debating about topics of local and international relevance.

Objectives

By the end of the Course students will be able to:

  • Listening/Speaking: Understand spoken Russian in a variety of both predictable and unpredictable linguistic situations and be able to express themselves in a variety of situations where a fair amount of detail is necessary;
  • Reading: Understand written Russian when texts are intended for native speakers, where visual information is not necessarily available and where the text relies on language structure and lexical refinement to convey specific messages;
  • Writing: Write both formally and informally to a single recipient in a variety of topics, using the appropriate register and formulae to achieve communication.

(Common European Framework of Reference for Languages / ALTE levels: B2 / Level 3)

Aims

At Intermediate 2 level the main aims of the Courses are:

  • To develop a fairly advanced understanding of the language structure and vocabulary;
  • To develop the ability to engage in conversation in Russian, where the learner is able to express his or her opinion on a variety of topics;
  • To develop in the learner the awareness of the different registers of both written and spoken Russian;
  • To develop an awareness of the cultural diversity among Russian speaking countries and regions;
Format

Presentations, practicals and online learning

System requirements
  • Raven access is required
  • Further information regarding Raven is available
Charging
  • Students Fees: £285 to be paid online. Please select ‘Concessionary’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Staff Fees: £320 to be paid online. Please select ‘All charged’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Links to the online store will be provided with your confirmation email.
  • Payment is required within 24 hours of your booking to secure your place.
  • Refunds available after the first lesson only.
  • Payment for the courses is made on the Online Store (CULP General Purpose courses), (Raven log in).
  • Course materials can be found on Moodle (Raven log in), once the course has started.
Notes
Duration

Fifteen taught sessions of two hours plus online learning

Frequency

Three times per year (subject to demand)

Related courses
Theme
CULP: Cambridge University Language Programmes

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