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Information at a Glance
- Evening Class
- Wednesdays 18:00 - 20:00
- 20 weeks: October to March
- Fees from £210
- Tutor: Katya Rogatchevskaia
- Location: Imperial College, South Kensington Campus
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CLCC 316 (TBC)
This Beginners course is intended for students who have no previous knowledge of Russian but would like to be able to use the language in a number of everyday situations, to read simple Russian texts, to write on a basic level and to understand simple statements, questions and announcements.
The textbook material covered and practised will enable students to communicate in Russian on a number of topics, such as:
- The airport, customs control;
- Speaking about yourself (nationality, profession etc.);
- In a Russian hotel; how to order food in a restaurant or buffet;
- Your family;
- Meeting people and parting from them;
- Days of the week, seasons and numbers;
- Hobbies and activities;
- Time and dates;
- Your home
Main grammar areas covered on the course are:
- Nouns: declension of nouns in the singular and nominative plural;
- Adjectives, possessive pronouns, personal pronouns, long and short adjectives;
- Verbs: present tense of first and second conjugations, past tense (imperfective), modal verbs, reflexive verbs;
The course programme follows the details provided in the relevant level description above. Progress through the course and textbook will depend on the group dynamics of the class.
Students are advised not to buy any course books before the start of the course.
Ruslan Russian 1 by John Langran and Natalya Veshnyeva Ruslan Limited (4th edition, 2008) accompanied by an audio CD
The course will cover at least 9 lessons of the textbook (out of 10 in total).
Choosing the right language level is very important and we aim to make the process of deciding which is the right course level for you as simple as possible.
If you are a complete beginner you should, of course, enrol on a Beginner's Course.
If you have some experience in the language you wish to study please first review our course descriptions to try to identify the course level which should be most suitable for you. Especially if you are out of practice in a language, or have been out of formal education for a while, please be reasonably sure and realistic about your level of proficiency prior to proceeding with enrolment.
If you do require course-level advice, our Russian Coordinator will happily assist you. Please contact Professsor Charles Drage, email@example.com
All tutors on our language programmes are native speakers with a great deal of experience in teaching languages to beginners and the more advanced. Tutor contact details are provided in the programme pack which will be emailed to you just prior to the start of term.
Should you wish to receive further details on your tutor's background or teaching qualifications please contact the Russian Coordinator.
Course Fees and Rate Categories
|Hours||Weeks||Internal rate||Associate rate||Standard rate|
|40||20||£230 (Early Bird rate: £210*)||£305 (Early Bird rate: £280*)
||£395 (Early Bird rate: £360*)|
|* Early Bird fee rate is valid for enrolments made via the website between 1 August and 30 September only | All fee rates quoted are for the whole course.|
- Applies to current Imperial College students and staff (incl. Imperial NHS Trust, Imperial Innovations, ancillary & service staff employed on long-term contracts at Imperial College by third-party contractors).
- Current Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication (CLCC) staff, current CLCC PhD students, Science Communication (Sci Comm) postgraduate students, and students enrolled on an Imperial College 'Language for Science' degree programme should email evening firstname.lastname@example.org before completing the online enrolment form.
- Students (non-Imperial College)
- Alumni of Imperial College and predecessor colleges and institutes
- City & Guilds College Association members
- Members of Friends of Imperial College
- Friends of the South London Botanical Institute
- Members of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council staff
- Harrods staff
- Historic Royal Palaces staff
- Natural History Museum staff
- Science Museum staff
- Victoria and Albert Museum staff
- Royal Geographical Society staff
- Royal College of Art and Royal College of Music tutors and other staff
- Santander Bank staff (Imperial College Walkway branch only)
- Austrian Cultural Forum staff
- Staff of Exhibition Road Cultural Group (Discover South Kensington) organisations
- Lycee Charles de Gaulle staff
- Tutors and other staff of other universities and higher education institutions
- Tutors and other staff of institution members of the Association of Colleges
- Residents of postcodes SW3, SW5, SW7, SW10 and W8
- Applicable to all who do not qualify for any of the above rates (Internal or Associate Rate).
It is possible to enrol on many CLCC Evening Class and Lunchtime Learning programmes after the course has started, subject entirely to agreement by the tutor delivering the course. If you want to join a course late do bear in mind there might be work you will need to catch up on, particularly in language courses.
Applicable terms & conditions
Please read the Evening Classes & Lunchtime Learning terms and conditions [pdf] before enrolling on any course.
|Hours||Weeks||Autumn term||Spring term||Summer term|
|40||20||14 Oct - 12 Dec 2019 (9 weeks)*||6 Jan - 19 Mar 2020 (11 weeks)||n/a|
|* Followed by the Christmas break|
Web enrolment starts 1 August
Enrolment & payment are through the Imperial College eStore. Please use above booking link noting below instructions:
- Our rate categories are explained on this page and your applicable category must be selected on the eStore
- First-time eStore users please create an account by entering an email address and password. These credentials should also be used for future bookings. Imperial College users please note the eStore is not a single-signon College system
- The booking process involves entering payment details before your course choice and applicant details are queried on an in-built questionnnaire which completes the process
- The following email notifications will be sent
|What is sent||When is it sent||What does it contain|
|1. Payment confirmation||Instantaneously following submission of your online application||
|2. Enrolment confirmation||Sent in due course but likely not before the end of September. Please treat your payment confirmation as confirmation that your applicant details and payment have been received||
|3. Programme information||Usually sent Friday late afternoon the week before term starts||
|If you need further help with the above information please ring 020 7594 8756
Certificate of Attendance
Although no credits are offered for this very part-time course, an attendance certificate is presented to students who attend at least 80% (16) of the taught classroom sessions.
Questions regarding the content and teaching of our Russian course should be addressed to the Russian Coordinator, Professsor Charles Drage, email@example.com