Course code: LPXR119P
Subject area: Languages
Study level: Part Time
Course level: U
4:30pm - 6:30pm
20th Sep 2021 - 18th Oct 2021
01235 555 585
Exploring Russia – find out interesting places to visit, get to know etiquette and customs and learn to cook traditional dishes.The course includes a selection of themes related to Russia and Russian culture.This course is for those who are either planning to visit Russia or those who are just curious about Russia, its land and people, and would like to learn more about Russian culture. During the course you will learn key phrases you might need during your trip to Russia and get some advice how to avoid cultural misunderstandings, and how to stay safe during your journey. You will also find out about interesting places to visit and look at the climate of different regions. During the course you will be also introduced to a variety of Russian cuisine dishes and learn how to cook some traditional Russian recipes. You will also have an opportunity to share your view on Russia and Russian people.
The course will be covering the following topics:
• Baikal – the unique lake with endemic fauna.• Golden Ring – picturesque old towns around Moscow.• Causes of cross-cultural misunderstanding (e.g., direct translation, differences in appropriateness, different ways of expressing politeness and interacting).• Do’s and Don’ts – some practical advices on how to interact well and stay safe in Russia.• Climate, geographical features, wildlife and people of Karelia, Yakutia and the North Caucasus.• Museums of Moscow – estates and parks: Kolomenskoye, Ostankino, Tsaritsyno and Abramtsevo.• New year celebration – customs and food (You will also learn how to prepare traditional salads: olivier, vinaigrette, tomato/cucumber/onion salad and crab stick salad).• Recipes of traditional dishes: borsch, mushroom stew, apple pie, syrniki – cheese pancakes and vareniki – dumplings with cheese or cherry.• Comparing your perception of Russian people described in literature and media with your experience of observing Russian people and interacting with them.
Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.
You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.
16 - 18 Fee
Tuition Fee: £40.00Exam Fee: £0.00
Total Cost: £40.00
19+ Reduced Fee
Tuition Fee: £0.00Exam Fee: £0.00
Total Cost: £0.00