Russian Keys

Russian Language and Culture: Post-Beginners Evening Course

6 October 2016 Location: VICTORIA UNIVERSITY, Wellington Enrol Now

Overview: Russian is best learnt when both written and oral language skills are taught together within the context of the Russian way of life. Russian culture is, therefore, an essential part of this eight-week intermediate course designed to reinforce novice-level proficiency and to develop intermediate-level skills necessary for deepening communication in Russian. In addition to the sessions we shall also have some free cultural fieldtrips and master classes. I shall try to arrange a Karori cemetery tour where I shall tell you many fascinating stories connected with Russia, the NZ Archives tour where you will be able to browse through once classified Russia-New Zealand files and documents, a tour of Russian Orthodox Church in Wellington, a Russian style lunch with Russian toasts and some other events.... .

Target audience: This course is for those with basic knowledge of Russia and the Russian language who would like to develop intermediate-level language skills and:. - are interested in Russia and the language and culture. - have a Russian-speaking partner or adopted children from Russia. - are planning to visit Russia or its neighbouring states where Russian is spoken. - are interested in international science, maths, history, national security, foreign service, film and cultural studies, and the arts.. .

Learning objectives: By the end of the course, participants will have:. - enhanced their reading and writing skills in Russian gained a further understanding of Russian grammar. - learnt more vocabulary and the linguistic and cultural competence to handle situations such as:. - meeting people, talking about hobbies and professions,. - visiting people or inviting someone to their home. - making enquiries, requesting things, asking the time, visiting places (shops, restaurants, airports, stations). - talking about future plans and holidays. - gained further knowledge of the Russian culture and way of life and about New Zealand–Russia connections.. .

Course format: Two-hour classes are held on Thursday evenings over eight weeks. There is a short break half-way through each session, and you are welcome to bring your own refreshments if you wish.. .

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For further information: Continuing Education, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140. Phone 04 463 6556, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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