General Russian Course
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This general Russian course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to gain or enhance their general knowledge of the Russian language, practising all the basic skills simultaneously.
It naturally combines grammar, vocabulary, communication and cultural content.
1.1 Grammar content
Alphabet and writing. Gender and number of nouns and adjectives. Verb conjugations in the Present Tense. Some exceptions (жить, писать, смотреть, etc.). Personal and possessive pronouns in Nominative. Adjectives in Nominative. Inanimate nouns, adjectives and possessive pronouns in Accusative (singular and plural). The Prepositional case of nouns, adjectives, personal and possessive pronouns (singular). Conjugation of reflexive verbs. Numbers. Question formation. Past tense.
1.2 Vocabulary content
Family. Personal information (name, profession, workplace, nationality, language, hobby, address, phone number). Countries and nationalities. Seasons, months, days of the week. Weather. Professions.
1.3 Communication content
1.4 Cultural content
2.1 Grammar content
Accusative case of animate nouns, adjectives, personal and possessive pronouns (singular and plural). Genitive case of nouns, adjectives, personal and possessive pronouns (singular and plural). Dative case of nouns, adjectives, personal and possessive pronouns (singular and plural). Instrumental case of nouns, adjectives, personal and possessive pronouns (singular and plural). Prepositions with cases (с, без, за, перед, вокруг, у, к, около, etc.). Fundamentals of the Perfective and Imperfective verb forms. Future Tense. Verbs of position, prepositions and adverbs of position. Time and date. Grades of comparison of adjectives.
2.2 Vocabulary content
House (description, things at home, gadgets, position). Food (food names, restaurant, supermarket). Clothes (types of clothes, buying clothes, describing clothes). Regular actions. Time and date. Health and illness. Physical description. Character.
2.3 Communication content
2.4 Cultural content
3.1 Grammar content
Russian case system with prepositions. Verbs of motion without prefix. Verbs of motion with prefix. Indefinite pronouns (-то, - нибудь, кое-). Demonstrative pronouns (этот, эта, это, эти, тот, та, то, те). Reflexive pronouns (свой, своя, свое, свои). Negative pronouns and negative phrases. Must and need. Perfective and Imperfective verb forms. Indirect question. Subjunctive mode. Imperative.
3.2 Vocabulary content
City (public transport, airport, city description, sites, city names, culture). Describing things (form, colour, material). Tourism and trips (countries and nationalities, trips, hotel). Health and doctors (illnesses, doctors, medicines). Shops and shopping (shops and trade centers, supermarkets, clothes, food, post). Office (things in the office, working in an office). Nature and geography (natural disasters, some geographical categories). Animals and insects.
3.3 Communication content
3.4 Cultural content
4.1 Grammar content
Active and passive participles. Gerunds. Passive voice. Short adjectives. Number declination. Possessive adjectives, their types. Collective numbers. Оба and обе. Perfective and Imperfective verb forms: Past tense, infinitive, imperative. Time, intent, cause and consequence, condition, concession and comparison expressions. Много, многие, несколько, некоторые. Fundamentals of punctuation.
4.2 Vocabulary content
Russian education system (school and university, subjects, stationery). Working in Russia (professions, CV, work interview). Doing up a flat (house description, repairs, problems at home). Clothes and footwear (clothes, footwear and accessories). Food (recipes, cooking). Trips (tourist agency, routes, hotel). Person (character and physical description, emotions). Bank. Entertainment (theatre, music, cinema). Flowers and plants. Computers.
4.2 Communication content
4.3 Cultural content
5.1 Grammar content
Time, condition, cause, concession expressions (detailed). Negative constructions (нечего, некуда…). Impersonal sentences. Infinitive constructions. Use of зато, а то, на. Use of либо, или...или, etc. Relative subordinates. Particles. Word order. Suffixation. Prefixation. Adjective formation. Verbs with prefixes and its use and how to use them”. Verbs with prepositions.
5.2 Vocabulary content
Broadening of general vocabulary. Phraseology. Slang. Everyday Russian. Russian literature and history elements. Business Russian foundations. Formal letters.
5.3 Communication content
5.4 Cultural content
6.1 Grammar content
Broadening of the general grammar contents. Russian punctuation.
6.2 Vocabulary content
Broadening of general vocabulary. Professional vocabulary (politics, economy, science). Translation elements.
6.3 Communication content
6.4 Cultural content
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|30-minute lessons||10 €|| 95 € |
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|45-minute lessons||14 €|| 135 € |
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|60-minute lessons||18 €|| 175 € |
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|90-minute lessons||25 €|| 245 € |
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|45-minute lessons||6 €|| 55 € |
|60-minute lessons||7 €|| 65 € |
|90-minute lessons||10 €|| 95 € |