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ABOUT THE COURSE

Spoken by about 400 million people in the world, Russian is considered one of the five most influential world languages and is one of the most widely spoken languages in Europe. It is also one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Russian culture is especially rich and fascinating.

Russian is an important language of culture and science. Russian writers, composers and filmmakers have enriched the world’s culture. Science has been advanced as a result of the achievements and inventions by the famous Russian physicists, chemists and mathematicians.

With the opening of Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS countries the region has opened up for independent trade, business and cultural contacts. For the first time, direct business contacts have become possible between Russia and the West.

Considering the high market potential and the strong business development across various industries in the huge territory or Russia and the emerging markets in Russian spoken countries such as Russia, CIS, Central Asia and the entire Eastern Europe, a knowledge of Russian language can be an asset for any career development in the field of foreign affairs, marketing, business and trade.

Those who study Russian will find themselves well-equipped for positions in diplomatic service, international affairs, human rights, development work, public service, communication, publishing, travel and tourism, as well as teaching.

Those new students who acquire knowledge of Russian might find themselves in demand for translating, interpreting and for consultancies in business, health, and legal matters especially when considering that many Russians do not speak any English.


SOME QUOTES


“I study hard at Russian, which is a tough but most attractive language.”

Bayard Taylor(American Journalist)


“I didn't choose Russia but Russia chose me. I had been fascinated from an early age by the culture, the language, the literature and the history to the place.”

Helen Dunmore (British poet)


“A person who knows only one language, actually doesn’t know any language”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

RUSSIAN FOR ADULTS


The Easy Way!

Modern life is hectic. It's busy with work and home commitments, and you are likely to have no time to devote to special language courses, that require countless hours of studying. We understand that, and hence designed this course with you in mind.

The Russian language course for adults is aimed at you, complete beginners, and its main purpose is to develop colloquial Russian in basic conversation in order for you to feel comfortable without an interpreter or an English-Russian phrase book. Therefore grammar and reading just serve as a background for learning the language.

The lessons are built in a form of consistent dialogue between you and teacher on the basis of the learnt material. The subjects of the conversations are situations close to what would be real in work and home environments.




Russian language course for adult beginners

Aims and objectives

COURSE STRUCTURE

1) Nouns. Gender of nouns. Plural form of nouns;

2) Personal and Possessive pronouns;

3) Cardinal and ordinal numbers;

4) Gender of Adjectives;

5) Conjugation of verbs . The Past tense of the verb;

6) Cases;

7) Compound sentences;

8) Verbs of motion;

9) Comparative degree of adjectives;

10) Cases of Russian adjectives and possessive pronouns. Imperatives.




Topics covered

- Alphabet;

- Greetings and directions;

- Person and family;

- In the city;

- Numbers and time;

- The house;

- Weather;

- Days of the week and months;

- Shopping and food;

- In the restaurant;

- Clothes;

- Telephone conversation;

- The human body;

- Russian proverbs.


The grammatical part of the course

THE GRAMMAR


The course doesn't require preparation of large volumes of homework, but looking through what has been studied at the lesson and filling up gaps in the exercises.


Towards the end of the studies you will require a basic understanding about the practical usage of the general grammatical structure of the language, develop the reading skills, the ability to easily use the learnt constructions and to independently model new ones. And your vocabulary will consist of around 1000 Russian words!

The course doesn't cover all the aspects of Russian language, but nevertheless it helps you to understand how it looks, where your difficulties are and what you need to improve by practice and doing active exercises.

Join "Russian in an Easy way"! Learn new language, make new friends, get yourself a new hobby - spend time in a friendly environment!



Next steps to consider:

 GCSE Russian


EXPECTATIONS

WHY STUDY RUSSIAN

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“I have recently started to learn Russian with ‘ Russian Community MK’ and am utterly taken with the language. Of course, at times, it becomes difficult and there is a lot to take in but it is very enjoyable.

The class size is small and this allows us all to really interact with the teacher as well as with each other. The course materials are very well thought out and the pace, though challenging, is manageable. You have to do some homework but you can’t expect to progress sufficiently without putting some effort in.

Our teacher really understands the challenges that students face and how to explain the correct vocabulary and grammar to us in a meaningful way. I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn Russian, no matter the reason!”

Mike Laird - Explorer


RUSSIAN COURSE REVIEWS

“As a complete novice to the Russian language, the lessons are well structured and follow a logical order. The teacher is patient, helpful and supportive.”

David Boys

More about Mike and his expeditions: http://www.jockandthebeanstalk.com/