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Russian for complete beginners

This Russian for complete beginners course is designed for complete beginners who are travelling to Russia.

The focus is on oral communication (oral and aural skills) and

the students will cover the following practical "survival skills":

Course Objectives

This is a summary of the objectives for this Russian course for complete beginners. 

Sociolinguistic Appropriateness

To be able to establish basic social contact by using the simplest everyday polite forms of greetings, farewells, introductions, saying please, thank you, sorry etc.

Listening Comprehension (LC)

To be able to follow speech that is very slow and carefully articulated, with long pauses for him/her to assimilate meaning.

Reading Comprehension (RC)

To be able to understand very short, simple texts a single phrase at a time, picking up familiar names, words and basic phrases and rereading as required.

Spoken Interaction (SI)

To be able to interact in a simple way but communication is totally dependent on repetition at a slower rate of speech, rephrasing and repair.

Spoken Production (SP)

To be able to produce simple mainly isolated phrases about people and places.

Written Interaction (WI)

To be able to ask for or pass on personal details in written form.

Written Production (WP)

To be able to write simple phrases and sentences about themselves and imaginary people, where they live and what they do.

About the teacher

Lily is an energetic, adaptable and resourceful Russian teacher with a proven track record in customer service and international Russian language teaching. She graduated from the Vilnius State University in 1986 and the Vilnius Pedagogical University in 1994 and started her teaching career in 1986 after her first degree, using a unique and very effective system of teaching. Lily has been working with students of all backgrounds and levels, from complete beginners to near native in group courses, one-to-one tuition and e-learning. Throughout the years, Lily taught Russian to Irish officers and cadets from the Defence Forces and to many professionals from the private sector, teaching them business communication skills, including presentation skills, negotiation and socialising. As a result, her students performed exceptionally well in their Russian examinations and professional duties and tasks. Lily is also fluent in Lithuanian and Polish and is an experienced interpreter and translator in these two languages on top of Russian.

We have 3 dates available for the course "Russian for complete beginners".
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Start date: Wednesday, 15th January 2020 Price: €240
Course Length: 10-week Russian course for complete beginners  
Course time: From 18:30 to 20:00   Add to My Cart

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Course venue: Languages Unlimited, Clontarf, Dublin 3  
Further Detail: Course for complete beginners covering practical "survival skills" to travel in Russian-speaking countries.  
Start date: Wednesday, 8th April 2020 Price: €240
Course Length: 10-week Russian course for complete beginners  
Course time: From 19:30 to 21:00   Add to My Cart

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Course venue: Languages Unlimited, Clontarf, Dublin 3  
Further Detail: Course for complete beginners covering practical "survival skills" to travel in Russian-speaking countries.  
Start date: Wednesday, 30th September 2020 Price: €240
Course Length: 10-week Russian course for complete beginners  
Course time: From 19:30 to 21:00   Add to My Cart

Can't book online? Contact us.
Course venue: Languages Unlimited, Clontarf, Dublin 3  
Further Detail: Course for complete beginners covering practical "survival skills" to travel in Russian-speaking countries.