Russian Language and Culture: Intermediate CEFR B1 (Online)

Elena Malysheva
Mondays 10.30am – 12.30pm

Summer term 2023: 17 April 2023 – 26 June (8 weeks)
Half Term Monday 29th May 2023. Bank Holidays 1st and 8th May 2023
Members:  £107. Non-members: £133
Concessions: £10 (call the office 020 8340 3343)

CEFR Definition

This course is for people with prior knowledge of the Russian language, wishing to increase their vocabulary, improve their knowledge of basic grammar, and gain more linguistic independence.

We will continue working within the topics of daily life, and will incorporate use of conditionals, future tense and time markers. We will continue learning morphology in order to understand how prefixes and suffixes are used to convey aspect. We will reinforce our existing knowledge of stressed and unstressed syllables, and hard and soft adjective endings in order to improve pronunciation and spelling.

Each session will also cover an element of Russian culture, literature, music and history. Discussions in English will include the ever changing political landscape of Russia and Russian speaking countries, gender fluidity in Russian language within the LGBT+ narrative, education in the USSR and Russia today, the masterpieces of Russian animation, lives of Soviet scientists, and much more.

Recommended reading: Russian Short Stories For Beginners, 2019, Lingo Mastery ISBN-10 1951949005