Russian - improvers ONLINE

Course code: LPAR134P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Thursday

23rd Sep 2021 - 30th Jun 2022

Online

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

Please note that this course is planned to be delivered online using Microsoft Teams. Access details will be sent through upon course confirmation.

The Improvers course is for those who have completed the Beginners course with the college or for those who consider themselves competent at this level. You will already be able to cope in a range of situations using the present and past tenses and cases of nouns and pronouns although you may require further practice with this.

The programme of the Russian Improvers course includes the following topics: talking about family and friends, using a Russian post office, talking about the weather, talking about work and leisure; arranging meeting and going out, telling the time, going to the doctor’s, parts of the body; going shopping, colours and sizes; travelling by train.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
• talk about your interests and hobbies
• make a simple telephone conversation
• understand TV programmes and talk about a theatre
• describe houses, flats and area where you live
• talk about your friends and family, their ages, interests and work
• perform basic transactions at the post office
• talk about what you want to do
• talk about the weather
• make arrangements to meet and go out
• tell the time (minutes to and past the hour)
• talk about illnesses and name parts of the body
• get by with shopping (food, clothes, choosing colour and size)
• make travel arrangements (at the train station)

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2 ½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

To enable you to enjoy the best online learning experience, you will require a suitable device such as laptop, or tablet. A mobile phone is not ideal for learning this way. Please email for further details oal.southandeast@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 28/10/2021, 23/12/2021, 30/12/2021, 24/02/2022, 14/04/2022, 21/04/2022 and 02/06/2022

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.

Russian - Intermediate
There are no formal entry requirements, however, this is a course for those who have already studied the language for 40 - 70 hours and know some basic grammar.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021 prior to starting the course.
You will need to buy a course and workbook Ruslan 1 by J. Langran and N Veshuyeva (with CD) (the cost is about £22 in total)

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £264.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £25.00

Total Cost: £289.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £25.00

Total Cost: £25.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
You will continue to practise all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) with the emphasis on the spoken language. Learning activities will include individual, pair, small group and whole class work. You will listen to the spoken word, practise speaking, play games, do grammar exercises, read texts and write short essays. This is not an accredited course, so there will be no formal examination. However, your tutor will ask you to complete informal assessment exercises and will give you feedback.

If you are to gain maximum benefit and enjoyment from your language class, it will be useful to spend some time working between sessions. There will usually be a small amount of homework set each week (up to an hour’s work). When homework is not set, it is still a good idea to spend about that amount of time going over what has been done in class.