Russian Language and Culture

Elena Malysheva
Monday 10.30am - 12.30pm

Book the free taster on 30th November 10.30-11.30am (please book by 1pm on 27th November) or book the Spring term.

This course is for people with no prior knowledge of the Russian language, wishing to learn the basics of communication, explore the complexities of Russian grammar, and gain an insight into the mysterious Russian soul.

Each two-hour session will consist of learning how to read, write, speak and understand basic Russian. Essential vocabulary and grammar will be covered, as well as an element of calligraphy (learning how to write in cursive).

Topics will include: personal information, work, likes and dislikes, weather, basic customer service interactions and other. All the grammatical explanations will be given in English.

Each session will also cover an element of Russian culture, literature, music and history. Discussions in English will include descriptions of childhood in the Russian literature, the “untranslatable’’ words in the Russian language, Russian folk art and its influence on the avant-garde painters of the 1930’s, censorship in the works of Soviet authors, Soviet “bards”, and much more.

Materials. Worksheets, links, audio recordings, suggestions for further reading, and other resources will be provided.

Spring: 18 Jan - 15 March 2021 (Half term 15 Feb)
Spring: Non-member £117.00
Spring: Member: £97.00