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Russian – Evening Language Course

LocationCentral London - Regent Street
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Learn Russian in London with our part-time Russian evening courses.

Our language classes run from September to June at our central London Regent Street Campus just a few minutes from Oxford Circus. 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.

This Russian evening language class follows a communicative approach to language teaching. Our lessons focus on language that is required for communicating in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Your progress will be assessed on an ongoing basis through homework, assignments and performance in class. You will receive verbal feedback from your tutor on every lesson and written feedback with your homework.

This is a part-time Russian language course for complete beginners, allowing you to start to communicate in the foreign language. This class is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of the Russian language.

There are two starting dates for this course: September and January. The September cohort will study for three terms up until June. The January cohort will study for three terms up until July. Please note that Term 3 of the January start Grade 1 course is a five-week intensive course, two evenings per week, which we will run subject to demand.

You can book each term individually or the whole year for a discounted fee of £485.

Places available
Grade/Term Duration Start Date Day and Time Price Apply
Grade 1 (January cohort) – Term 3 2 evenings a week for 5 weeks 23 Jun 2015 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6–8pm £210 Book now
Courses no longer available
Grade/Term Duration Start Date Day and Time Price Apply
Grade 1 (January cohort) – full year 3 terms 15 Jan 2015 Thursdays 6pm–8pm £485 n/a
Grade 1 (January cohort) – Term 1 10 weeks 15 Jan 2015 Thursdays 6–8pm £210 n/a
Grade 1 (January cohort) – Term 2 10 weeks 16 Apr 2015 Thursdays 6–8pm £210 n/a
Grade 1 (September cohort) – full year 1 year/3 terms 30 Sep 2014 Tuesdays 6–8pm £485 n/a
Grade 1 (September cohort) – Term 1 10 weeks 30 Sep 2014 Tuesdays 6–8pm £210 n/a
Grade 1 (September cohort) – Term 2 10 weeks 13 Jan 2015 Tuesdays 6–8pm £210 n/a
Grade 1 (September cohort) – Term 3 10 weeks 14 Apr 2015 Tuesdays 6–8pm £210 n/a

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • personal introductions, polite words, greetings
  • the Cyrillic alphabet
  • at the airport
  • professions
  • numbers 0–10
  • in the street – asking for and giving directions
  • the family

Grammar

You will learn:

  • genders of nouns and pronouns
  • personal pronouns
  • possessive pronouns
  • the nominative, the accusative and the genitive cases of nouns and personal pronouns in the singular
  • verbs – infinitives, the first conjugation in the present tense and imperatives
  • demonstrative pronouns
  • the expressions 'my name is' and 'I have…' in the present tense

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • travelling, countries, nationalities and languages
  • months of the year
  • in the hotel
  • days of the week
  • in the restaurant – food and drinks
  • interests and hobbies
  • numbers 10–1000 and above

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs in the past tense
  • the second conjugation of verbs in the present tense
  • verbs in the infinitive
  • adjectives – full and short forms in the nominative case, the word for 'which'
  • the prepositional case for nouns in singular
  • nouns with uncommon endings (name, time)

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • town and city where you live
  • time and time zones in Russia
  • phone conversations
  • at the theatre – theatre programme, musical instruments
  • TV guide
  • sports
  • houses and flats in Russia, countryside houses, accommodation

Grammar

You will learn:

  • to denote time
  • cases in plural – the nominative, the accusative inanimate of nouns and adjectives and the genitive of nouns
  • verbs of motion
  • reflexive verbs, including the intransitive verb 'to like'
  • the dative and the instrumental cases of nouns in the singular
  • the prepositional singular of masculine nouns with the stressed ending -u
  • declension of personal pronouns

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Further information

Learning resources

We will use Ruslan Russian 1 course book with audio CD throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

This level of Russian is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills. You have already studied the Russian language for approximately one year or 40–60 hours.

Courses no longer available
Grade/Term Duration Start Date Day and Time Price Apply
Grade 2 – full year 1 year/3 terms 02 Oct 2014 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm £485 n/a
Grade 2 – Term 1 10 weeks 02 Oct 2014 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm £210 n/a
Grade 2 – Term 2 10 weeks 15 Jan 2015 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm £210 n/a
Grade 2 – Term 3 10 weeks 16 Apr 2015 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm £210 n/a

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term we will cover:

  • greetings (formal and informal)
  • introducing yourself
  • family
  • shopping
  • Russian character
  • hobbies, sports and art

Grammar

You will learn:

  • cases of nouns (accusative, genitive, dative, instrumental and prepositional)
  • singular and plural ending of nouns
  • adjectives and possessives
  • indicating pronouns
  • construction (у меня есть)
  • personal and interrogative pronouns in all cases
  • constructions (мне нравится, мне интересно, мне надо)
  • adverbs
  • past and present continuous of verbs  
  • basic verbs of motion

Term 2

Topics

In this term we will cover:

  • travelling
  • holidays
  • hotel
  • in the city
  • transport
  • restaurant
  • weather and seasons

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs of motion with prefixes
  • use of 'to be' in impersonal expressions in the past
  • perfective verbs
  • reflexive verbs
  • negative pronouns
  • cardinal and ordinal numbers
  • verbs in imperative

Term 3

Topics

In this term we will cover:

  • festivals and celebrations
  • traditions
  • work and study
  • professions
  • business
  • the internet

Grammar

You will learn:

  • comparative of adjectives
  • perfective aspect of verbs: past and future tenses
  • modal verbs and constructions
  • complex sentences (который)

Please note that there may be slight variations in content at the discretion of the tutor. These may result in the inclusion of additional content, when general progress is good, or in small variations determined by students' interests.

Further information

Learning resources

The teacher will confirm this at the beginning of the course.

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Language information evening

Come along to our information evening on 16 September 2015 to talk to our tutors and sign up for your language class.

Read more and register

Contact us

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Registry

Kate Bielawska

eveninglanguagecourse@westminster.ac.uk

+44(0)20 3506 9900

Term dates 2014–2015

Term 1
September cohort: 29 September – 5 December 2014
January cohort*: 12 January – 20 March 2015

Term 2
September cohort: 12 January – 20 March 2015
January cohort*: 13 April – 19 June 2015

Term 3
September cohort: 13 April – 19 June 2015
January cohort*: 22 June – 24 July 2015

Easter break
23 March – 10 April 2015

*Please note that not every language has a January cohort.

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