Professional and short courses
Next date: 01 October 2013 (more dates available)
Location: School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, Regent Street
Duration: 10/20/30 weeks
Whether you wish to learn a new language, improve your existing communication skills or enhance your career, the University of Westminster Language Centre has a part-time evening language course designed to meet your needs.
With 22 languages available, our Evening Language Programme has one of the widest ranges of languages available in the UK, with many offered from beginner to bilingual level.
In addition to developing your core language skills our interactive classes and immersive approach to learning will give you the cultural understanding, versatility and confidence to get the most out of the language of your choice.
Take a part-time Russian course in the heart of Central London on the University of Westminster's Evening Language Programme.
*A few advanced language modules are currently still available under the part-time BA. For further information contact Dr Linda Aldwinckle (firstname.lastname@example.org). For full-time degree courses with Russian contact Dr Manuela von Papen (email@example.com).
There are many reasons for learning Russian. Not only is it spoken across Russia from the Baltic to the Pacific and from the Arctic to the Caspian & Black Sea, but you will also find more and more Russian speakers in the UK, US, Israel and many other countries. It is of course still widely spoken in the former Soviet Union and across Eastern Europe, so wherever you travel Russian is likely to come in handy.
More and more people are finding that they need Russian for work, and it is certainly a useful addition to your employment skills. Even knowing a small amount can help client relations. If you continue your studies beyond the early stages it will also give you access to Russian literature and films in the original
Many aspects of Russian life remain mysterious to outsiders. Learning Russian will give you an insight into another side of Russia – Russian hospitality, for instance. Anyone who has experienced it will agree that the Russians are warm and generous hosts who go out of their way to make their guests welcome. And you haven't lived until you've been to a Russian dacha and gone mushroom picking in the forest.
Although Russian has many features that are unfamiliar to English speakers, there are many words you will recognise from other Indo-European languages. Beginners should not be put off by the Russian (Cyrillic) alphabet. It is not difficult and students learn it in two to three weeks, after which you will be able to impress your friends and write messages in code.
You can take a part-time Russian evening class in Central London at the University of Westminster, just a few minutes from Oxford Circus. The University of Westminster has always had an extensive programme of evening classes for adults. On the Evening Language Programme we have beginner, post-beginner and lower intermediate part-time Russian courses.
Our part-time Russian evening classes run from October to June at our Central London Regent Street campus. They are taught by experienced language teaching professionals who are native speakers of the language or equivalent. Adult students of all ages and nationalities from a wide range of backgrounds take part-time Russian courses with us. You can also join a Russian evening class in January for the second semester if you already have some knowledge of Russian.
All Evening Language Programme courses are communicative in nature. Although all 4 skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening are taught, emphasis is placed on speaking and listening. The approach of all our staff is to make lessons enjoyable with varied activities and a friendly atmosphere. Homework is set to help you progress in your language learning.
If students are interested, trips can be organised to a Russian play, restaurant, etc. 2008 visits: New End Theatre, Hampstead, Netochka Nezvanova, based on a Dostoevsky story. Trojka restaurant, Primrose Hill. Students are also encouraged to attend events by organisations such as the GB-Russia Society (www.gbrussia.org) and the Society for Cooperation in Russian & Soviet Studies (www.scrss.org.uk)
In order to help students revise, or catch up if they have missed classes, lesson updates are sent weekly after each class to all Grade 1 students and briefer updates to higher Grades. Students also receive news of Russian-related events and important course information by email (term dates, information on assignments, etc.).
Galina Olesiuk holds a BA and MA in Chemestry and Teaching Methodology from the Ukranian State University. She has been teaching Russian and Ukranian to adults since 1991 in a variety of contexts ranging from language schools to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and University College London. She has been teaching at Westminster since September 2010.
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Fee per term £195 (when enrolling for individual terms)
Discounted yearly fee £450 (when enrolling for Terms One, Two and Three at the start of the academic year)
Fee Payment and Refund Policy for Students Paying for all Three Terms at the Rate of £450 for the Year
A non-refundable booking fee of £50 must be paid at the time of application. The full course fee minus the £50 booking fee must then be paid no later than 1 week before the start of term 1.
Requests to withdraw from the course must be made in writing no less than 1 week before the start of term 1 in order for the course fees, minus the £50 booking fee, to be refunded. No money will be refunded for requests received less than 1 week before the start of term 1. No money will be refunded for requests to withdraw from terms 2 or 3 regardless of attendance on the course.
Fee Payment and Refund Policy for Students Paying on a Termly Basis at the Rate of £195 per Term
A non-refundable booking fee of £50 must be paid at the time of application for the first term that you take. That term’s course fees, minus the £50 booking fee, must then be paid no later than 1 week before the start date of your first term. Following that, the fees for each term must be paid in full no later than 1 week before the start of that term. Failure to pay the fees by these deadlines will result in access to the University’s buildings and systems being blocked
Requests to withdraw from the course must be made no in writing no less than 1 week before the start of the term that you are withdrawing from in order to receive a refund of that term’s fees, minus the £50 booking fee if applicable. No money will be refunded for requests made less than 1 week before the term start date regardless of attendance on the course.
|Course name||Start date|
|Russian Grade 1||01 October 2013||Apply now|
|Russian Grade 2||03 October 2013||Apply now|
|Russian Grade 3/4||02 October 2013||Apply now|