Russian Language for Complete Beginners Part 1 is perfect for complete beginners wishing to acquire basic Speaking, Reading, Listening and Writing skills in Russian and is suitable for both casual learners and students who are working towards the Elementary Level of the official qualification in the Russian language called "Test of Russian as a Foreign Language" (TORFL).
TORFL is a standard requirement when it comes to either seeking employment or furthering your education in Russia. Part 1 of this course is based on half of the Curriculum and vocabulary requirements of the Elementary Level of this qualification to be completed in Part 2 of this course. As a result, this course can be used as an additional comprehensive resource alongside private study.
Russian Language for Complete Beginners Part 1 consists of 20 informative screencast lessons (over 4 hours of content) that will vary in length and difficulty depending on the topic and the amount of new material in each lecture.
Students will be provided with all necessary study materials such as printable PDF files of the material used in video lessons, that can be printed out before each lecture in order to follow and refer back to the content, as well as reference Supplementary Materials with additional vocabulary lists and further explanations for those studying for the TORFL qualification and "Test Yourself" files with tests and exercises for all students with various tasks and answers to monitor students' progress with each lesson. There will also be an additional test after Lesson 10 and a quiz after Lesson 20.
Starting from Lesson 5, students will also be able to create a personal profile based on the examples given that can be adapted to describe each individual student.
Each lesson will state the amount of new words introduced to the students so it will be possible to organize and build your own individual vocabulary list at your own pace choosing the words you would like to memorize. When organizing your vocabulary you can either group the words according to the topic or list them alphabetically. Each lesson will also come with a timeline for ease of navigation and to help find the required material.
Students of this course will benefit from unlimited access to both video and printed materials anytime, anywhere and will be able to ask the instructor any course related questions at anytime.
The structure of this course ensures that, rather than just learning new words in Russian, students will be provided with skills to understand the way the language works, which in turn will allow them to use new vocabulary appropriately and independently in conversations.
This particular course will cover topics such as the Russian Alphabet, how to read, write and speak in Russian, basic greetings and simple phrases as well as numerous dialogues on topics such as:
·Family and friends
·Numbers, time, prices
·Likes and dislikes
·Weather, days of the week, months and seasons
·Food and drink
·Transport and travel
Students of this course will learn about:
·Concepts of all main parts of speech in Russian
·Genders of Nouns, Adjectives and Pronouns
·3 Cases out of 6 - Nominative, Prepositional and Accusative
·Present and Past Tense of Russian Verbs
·Non-prefixed Verbs of Motion
As the course contains numerous dialogues you will also be able to practice your Listening skills as well as Reading, Speaking and Comprehension skills. This course contains plenty of tips and factual explanations of common difficulties in the Russian language.
So whether you would like to study Russian simply for your own pleasure or are looking to pursue formal education or employment, this course will provide you with necessary skills to be able to communicate in Russian using your knowledge of core grammatical concepts and definitions, sentence structures and use of intonation in everyday speech.
As a result you will be able to apply these skills to individual study and build on this foundation in your future learning.
- All study materials are provided.
- Students will require Internet connection and Adobe Reader.
- Be sure to choose the 720p setting by clicking on HD icon for best video quality.
- In this course you will acquire basic Speaking, Reading, Listening and Writing skills in Russian.
- In this course you will learn about the Russian Alphabet, basic Russian grammar and you will acquire relevant vocabulary.
- Students working towards TORFL qualification can use this course as a comprehensive additional resource alongside private study.
Julia, a native Russian speaker, is an experienced Russian Language Teacher and Translator, based in London, UK. She is also the author of "Advanced Russian through Media" - a Russian language textbook aimed at Advanced students.
Julia has a degree in Russian and Linguistics and with her keen personal interest and passion for languages she is able to anticipate and understand any difficulties that could be experienced by students during the learning process. This understanding, coupled with her vast experience of teaching Russian, has led her to create this exciting and comprehensive course.
Julia has an excellent track record of teaching all levels of Russian to various backgrounds and ages including teenagers, University students, spouses of Russian speakers and professional adults and successfully preparing them for different types of exams in Russian as well as enabling them to acquire adequate fluency. She is an author of "Advanced Russian Through Media", a textbook aimed at upper intermediate and advanced students.
Here is one testimonial: "My son is extremely happy to be working with you. You have helped him in his understanding of specific grammar points. He has found your knowledge invaluable and as a result of your input, his confidence has increased. Many thanks."
Julia is excited to have you on board!