Beginner Courses

Students are now being enrolled on our Russian Language Course for 2016-17. Call today on 07849 145754 to make an enquiry or to reserve your place.


We are now enrolling students on our Russian Language Group Course. This is a beginners course and is suitable for GCSE preparation. The course is one year long starting in September and ending in June. It is designed for people who are new to the Russian language and those wishing to brush up their rusty Russian learnt years before. It is also suitable for people who feel they are ready to move on from learning Russian from CD's and books to a classroom environment. Maximum number of students on this course is 10. It is advisable that prior to the course students familiarise themselves with the Cyrillic alphabet which can be done using a smart phone app.

See the course time-table and detailed course description below.

  • Autumn Term
  • Winter Term
  • Spring Term

 Month

Dates

Day/Time

Fees

September

6th,13th,20th,27th

6:00pm/9:00pm

350.00

October

4th,11th,18th,25th

6:00pm/9:00pm

November

1st,8th,9th,15th,22nd,29th

6:00pm/9:00pm

December

6th,13th,20th

6:00pm/9:00pm

 Month

Dates

Day/Time

Fees

January

3rd,10th,17th,24th,31st

6:00pm/9:00pm

350.00

February

7th,14th,21st,28th

6:00pm/9:00pm

March

7th,14th,21st,28th

6:00pm/9:00pm

April

4th,11th,18th,25th

6:00pm/9:00pm

 Month

Dates

Day/Time

Fees

May

2nd,9th,16th,23rd,30th

6:00pm/9:00pm

185.00

June

6th,13th,20th,27th

6:00pm/9:00pm

Our Guarantees

Provided that you attend most of the sessions and complete your homework we can GUARANTEE that by the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Introduce yourself and others
  • Talk about yourself, your family and friends
  • Sound polite and friendly in Russian
  • Ask for personal information
  • Ask for and follow directions
  • Order food in a restaurant
  • Understand written text in a menu, street signs or shop labels
You will also have learn basic Russian grammar. You will learn to conjugate verbs correctly in the Present and the Past Tenses. You will be familiar with Russian cases and will use them confidently.
Certification
At the end of the Russian Language Course you will have an option to take a final internal exam and receive a Beginners Certificate in Russian. It may also be useful for your future career planning. You will be required to purchase your own copy of Let's Go 1 - the course book for beginners. You can buy a copy of the book from us . You will also need an English-Russian dictionary; it can be a small pocket size version. Having a CD player in the car is a plus. The course tutor will also use Russian Language Centre teaching materials which they will distribute to the class. You might wish to keep this in an A4 file.

Course Material

More information about the course can be found in our Induction Booklet below.

If you have further questions about any of our courses or activities, please, do not hesitate to contact us or request a call back. We will be happy to assist you.

Testimonials

  • Olga has been an amazing support over the past few years. She is a fantastic teacher – keen, engaging, open-minded and always happy to help. Olga and I worked intensively together in the months leading up to my exam. She went above and beyond to ensure that she understood my topic and could help me express my ideas properly in Russian. She read my entire dissertation, watched the primary sources and by the end knew just as much as me about my topic. We wrote a speech together, which I would give in the exam, and then we practiced the conversation that would ensue. Olga didn’t only focus on my language, but also helped me improve my pronunciation, stress and even my public speaking. Read more Cecely R, Cambridge University
  • Olga has been coaching my daughter helping her to prepare for Russian Language GCSE exam at Loreto Grammar school in Altrincham. I must admit that my daughter has thoroughly enjoyed Olga’s lessons, was motivated all the way through and passed all her exams with flying colours, achieving the highest mark (an A*). All the tasks and activities set out by Olga, has given Anastasia an opportunity to learn the language in an enjoyable and productive way. I believe that Olga's excellent command of the subject and her ability to address the needs of each of her students makes her an outstanding professional in the field of teaching. Being very organised and always striving for something extra, makes Olga a tutor who is always able to maintain high standards of language learning. Read more Natalya K, Loreto Grammar
  • My tutor was very friendly and approachable from the beginning of the first lesson. The lessons were carried out in a relaxed yet organized manner allowing me to feel comfortable throughout the lesson. She did not over correct me and instilled confidence when I answered a question correctly. I realize now that it is more important to have a go at speaking and not to think about making mistakes too much. Read more Richard, Altrincham
  • When I arrived at my first lesson I was surprised to learn that no English would be spoken, unlike other language classes I have attended where instructions for tasks were given in English. The first five minutes were confusing and required the most concentration as I got to grips with not only hearing Russian but also seeing how it was written. After the initial confusion I was surprised at how easy it was to follow the lesson and work out what I should be doing. The hardest part was trying to understand the Russian alphabet but that got easier as the lesson went on. By the end of the first lesson I was able to pronounce vocabulary correctly and I could read some words. I absolutely LOVED it!!! Read more Emma, Altrincham
  • I enjoyed being able to practice what we had learnt with other members of the class. I noticed that when we went for a break at the end of lesson all the class were still attempting to practice the Russian they had learnt with one another. I really enjoyed the lesson and was pleased to have learnt some basic vocabulary and phrases that would be understood by a native Russian speaker. Read more Alex, Manchester
  • I had previously learned Spanish to GCSE level, and a little German, and so, I was looking forward to the first session of Russian. To begin with I had some difficulty pronouncing certain sounds because the stress and intonation was different from English. After a while, I felt quite comfortable with this, thanks to the patience of my teacher. Read more Andy, Cheshire
  • The teacher introduced the written form of the language to me and this is the point where thought I’d encounter some difficulty. This is because in my previous foreign language learning, the alphabets were similar to the English alphabet. In the Russian alphabet there are many phonetic and visual differences. However, I was amazed how quickly it became clear and more interesting once an element of explanation was introduced. The sounds became more understandable, clear and functional. Read more Abaha, Manchester
  • Teacher’s performance in front of the class was impressive she began speaking to the group in Russian, no English, which was a surprise. She spoke well and her use of exaggerated body language and mime helped to convey meaning. Soon we were all able to understand the basics of the lesson and we all began to respond in Russian. Amazing, I would not have believed it was possible Read more Mark, Cheshire
  • At the beginning we were a bit nervous, because we didn’t know what to expect. The tutor though was able to calm our nerves and draw us into participating into the lesson; this was done, through good use of body language and building up a rapport with myself and that of my fellow students. As we got to know not only the tutor but also each other a little more, people became more eager to practice the vocabulary. One activity that really brought us as a group together was when we had a socialising activity. Everybody had to introduce themselves in Russian, shake hands and smile. This put people at ease and helped the group interact well with each other; it also helped with the other activities that we carried out in pairs and small groups. Read more Amy, Manchester

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