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Information at a Glance

  • Evening Class
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Wednesdays 18:00 - 20:00
  • 10 weeks: late July to September
  • 2 hours weekly online taught time
  • Tutor: Katya Rogatchevskaia
  • Fees from £67 to £117
  • Online course
  • CANCELLED
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Learning a new language, or building up on existing skills, is one of the most rewarding activities you can do. Not only does it open up new possibilities for travel and employment, but it can lead to new insights into cultures from all over the world.

Learning a language is enjoyable too, with new friendships formed at our classes bringing together people from a wide variety of backgrounds with a shared interest in the language you are studying.

With our expert tutor on hand to guide you, you will soon find yourself developing new language skills that will open up a world of possibilities.

This 10-week course offers one 2-hour online session each week (20 contact hours). Class runs Wednesdays 18:00 - 20:00.

Class size is limited to 15 students.

Russian Pre-Intermediate

Russian imageThis 10-week Pre-Intermediate course aims to provide opportunities for consolidation, practice and further study of Russian. We assume that you are able to communicate simply and understand the most common familiar situations, you are able to read Cyrillic, know basic vocabulary (up to 500-700 words) and know basic grammatical forms of verbs and noun cases.

During our Beginners course and its continuation Improvers course we were working through level A1 of language learning.

This course will aim to improve the skills you acquired at level A1 and move to A2 level. The course is also suitable for those who would like to return to learning Russian after a break.

The course will help students to refresh and consolidate their basic language skills, revise some of the lexical repertoire and grammar structures learnt in the previous three terms, and further develop fluency for interaction in a variety of ways and for a range of purposes.

Students will work with the Ruslan-2 textbook which is a continuation of Ruslan-1 that was already used on the Beginners and Improvers course. Extra material will be supplied from a variety of other textbooks and online courses as appropriate. There will be exercises and reading on the shared screen, as well as use of free digital resources (e.g. YouTube videos and audio). In addition, there will also be speaking practice (telling stories in turns).

The following grammar and subject topics to be covered:

Grammar:

  • Adjective
  • Nouns in plural and adjectives in all cases
  • Russian verbs – verbs of motion
  • Personal pronouns (including ‘svoi’)

Topics:

  • Shopping
  • Weather
  • Post office and doctors
  • Sports
  • Family

Technical requirements

This online course will be delivered using the Zoom app. Participants will need access to an internet-enabled device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone) with Zoom installed on it.

*** THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT INTEREST ***

Course Information

Course Materials

Students are advised not to buy any course books before the start of the course. Progress through the course and textbook will depend on the group dynamics of the class.

Russian Pre-Intermediate

Ruslan Russian 2 by John Langran and Natalya Veshnyeva, Ruslan Limited (4th edition, 2008), accompanied by an audio CD

Level advice

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. Our next Beginners course is due to start in October.

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.

Contact details for course-level advice: Professsor Charles Drage (Russian Coordinator), charles.drage@imperial.ac.uk

Your Tutor

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.

Contact details for questions relating to your tutor's background or teaching qualifications: Professsor Charles Drage (Russian Coordinator), charles.drage@imperial.ac.uk

Course Fees and Rate Categories

HoursWeeksStandard RateInternal RateAssociate Rate
20  10  £117 £67 £90
All fee rates quoted are for the whole course.
Term dates 1

Fee Categories and Discounts

Standard Rate

  • Applicable to all except those who fall under the Internal Rate or Associate Rate category, respectively.

Internal Rate

  • 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 eveningclass@imperial.ac.uk before completing the online enrolment form.

Associate Rate

  • Students (non-Imperial College)
  • Alumni of Imperial College and predecessor colleges and institutes
  • City & Guilds College Association members
  • Members of the Friends of Imperial College
  • Francis Crick Institute staff, researchers and students
  • NHS staff (other than Imperial NHS Trust staff)
  • 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
  • South London Botanical Institute Members
  • 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
  • Members of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Members of the South London Botanical Institute (SLBI)

Late enrolment

It is possible to enrol on many CLCC Evening Class and Lunchtime Learning programmes after the course has started. For non-language courses this is subject entirely to agreement by the tutor. For language courses it is subject to agreement by the language Coordinator conducting level assessment. 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 these before enrolling on any course.

Term Dates

HoursWeeksAutumn termSpring termSummer termSummer term
 20  10 n/a n/a n/a w/c 27 Jul - w/c 28 Sept 2020 (10 weeks)

Enrolment Process

Web enrolment starts 29 June

Enrolment and payment run through the Imperial College eStore. Please click on the blue booking link on the relevant course page noting below instructions:

  • Our rate categories are explained on the course page and your applicable rate 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 after your course choice and applicant details are collected via an in-built questionnnaire
  • The following email notifications are sent:
What is sentWhen is it sentWhat does it contain
1. Payment confirmation Is sent instantaneously following submission of your online application
  • This is a receipt for your payment and includes payment date, order number and course title
  • Confirmation of your place on your chosen course will follow later
2. Enrolment confirmation Is sent within 10 working daysPlease treat your payment confirmation as confirmation that your applicant details and payment have been received
  • Re-confirms your course choice
  • Shows your course's term dates
  • Confirms the day and time of your course
3. Programme information Is usually sent on Friday late afternoon the week before term starts
  • Contains joining instructions for your course, incl. tutor contact details
If you need further help with the above information please ring 020 7594 8756

Certificate of Attendance

Our adult education evening and daytime classes do not offer academic credits, but we do offer an attendance certificate to those learners who attend at least 80% of the taught sessions. Eligible learners receive their certificate by email after the end of the course.

Any Questions?

Contact details for questions regarding the content and teaching of our Russian course: Professsor Charles Drage (Russian Coordinator), charles.drage@imperial.ac.uk