Russian - working towards fluency (online)

Course code: LPAR303P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tuesday

21st Sep 2021 - 28th Jun 2022

Online

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

This is a course for those of you who have studied the language to Higher Intermediate level and would like to continue practicing the language by learning new vocabulary and functional grammar necessary for communication.

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

You will increase your fluency and improve your accuracy through developing a wide range of vocabulary and consolidation of essential grammar structures such as verb aspects, verbs of motion, subjunctive mood, negative and passive constructions. We will also be looking at word-formation, participles, verbal adverbs and numerals (declension and collective numerals). You will also develop your listening and reading comprehension and gain an insight into aspects of Russian culture.

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.

This course leads to a Becoming Fluent course.
There are no formal entry requirements, however, this is a course for those who have completed the Higher Intermediate course (or a similar course), or have studied the language at school at GCSE level, or have a sound knowledge of the basics of the language through extensive visits to Russia or self-study.

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.
If you are new to this course, then a text book (Ruslan 2 Russian by J. Langran & N. Veshnyeva) and a workbook (Ruslan 2 Student Workbook by J. Langran) will be required (cost £20 - £25 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

Total Cost: £264.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

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 through conversation activities, CDs and DVDs, practise speaking, take part in discussions and role-plays, express your views, read more complex texts and analyse them, write short essays, watch Russian films and discuss them.

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.