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CULP: Russian Intermediate 1


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 go to the Language Centre CULP page.

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

CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference): A2

Topics covered

The course introduces students to the following functions and notions:

  • To be able to introduce oneself, giving information about one's age, origin and where one lives;
  • To be able to describe one's routine, free time and weekends;
  • To be able to describe one’s work experience including pp studies/jobs, and writing a mini CV;
  • To be able to describe what one used to do before the current work/study situation, one’s current responsibilities, and to produce a CV for an interview;
  • To be able to identify a suitable job from a website, apply for it and attend a job interview;
  • To be able to talk about one’s health, request medication and understand instructions given by a doctor or pharmacist;
  • To be able to discuss life styles and fitness routines;
  • To be able to recount an accident in general and to follow the diagnosis and treatment;
  • To be able to recount an incident in detail, describing the setting and elaborate what could have happened in another circumstance;
  • To be able to analyse how life used to be in the past and compare it with the present, recounting historic events;
  • To be able to comment on one’s plans and wishes, and to analyse what one would do in a variety of hypothetical situations.

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

  • Listening/Speaking: express opinions on abstract/cultural matters in a limited way or offer advice within a known area, and understand instructions or public announcements
  • Reading: understand routine information and articles, and the general meaning of non-routine information within a familiar area
  • Writing: write letters or make notes on familiar or predictable matters

At Intermediate 1 level the main aims are:

  • To build on a basic understanding and an appreciation of the salient linguistic features;
  • To establish the learner as a confident language user in a range of predictable everyday situations;
  • To equip the learner with the skills and knowledge to deal with straightforward job applications and interviews;
  • To increase students’ knowledge of the cultural background of Russia within the context of language teaching.

Presentations, practicals and online learning

System requirements
  • Raven access is required
  • Further information regarding Raven is available
  • 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.

Fifteen taught sessions of two hours plus online learning


Three times per year (subject to demand)

Related courses
CULP: Cambridge University Language Programmes

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