Russian: Conversant

COURSE

Course description

In this intermediate course, you will strengthen your conversation skills and expand your understanding of Russian grammar. We will also take advantage of online resources to further optimize your learning. Participants are expected to have some proficiency in Russian or to have completed Russian: Beginner (or the equivalent).

Learning objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Improve cursive writing 
  • Apply the concept of stress in words and use 4 types of Russian intonation 
  • Form sentences using all 6 cases of Russian nouns 
  • Understand and use the concept of superlative of adjectives 
  • Distinguish between perfective and imperfective verbal aspects (делать – сделать, покупать – купить) 
  • Conjugate verbs of motion (идти – ехать) 
  • Recognize and distinguish multidirectional and unidirectional verbs of motion (идти – ходить, ехать – ездить) 
  • Understand role of prefixes used with verbs of motion (ехать: заехать, выехать, переехать, доехать, объехать, въехать, уехать, подъехать, проехать, съехать, отъехать, etc.) 
  • Describe people and feelings 
  • Talk about travelling and hobbies

Prerequisites

Participants are expected to have some proficiency in Russian or to have completed Russian: Beginner or the equivalent.

We encourage students to participate in our language courses more than one time in order to truly learn the material taught over 10 lessons. It also gives you additional exposure to varying activities within each topic.

World Language courses are offered three times per year:

  • September (registration opens in June)
  • January (registration opens in November)
  • April (registration opens in November)

Testbooks:

Sputnik: An Introductory Russian Language Course, Part 1 & 2, by J. Rochtchina (optional).
Sputnik Workbook: An Introductory Russian Language Course, Part 2, by J. Rochtchina (optional).

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