This course is an elementary Russian course, which is designed to teach basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The course focuses on developing oral communicative competency. It seeks to establish oral communication skills, develop students’ ability to take part in dialogues and discussions, teach students to read short texts, foster listening comprehension and develop writing skills.
Prerequisite: LAN 090 or equivalent.
The course is designed for learners with some previous knowledge of Russian. In particular, it seeks to strengthen communication skills, both oral and written, develop students’ ability to understand the main ideas of speech directed to them, foster students’ expression of their own ideas and opinions, teach students to read short texts on different topics, and develop writing skills, using simple grammatical structures.
Prerequisite: LAN 091 or equivalent.
The course presupposes basic language skills in Russian. It seeks to advance students’ communication skills, both oral and written, by practicing the previously taught vocabulary and grammar. Moreover, it aims to develop students’ ability to attain greater competency in their written and oral expressions, and foster students’ expression of their own wishes and opinions. The course teaches students to read short texts and review them, as well as further developing writing skills. In particular, it fosters students’ ability to write short essays, using complex sentences. In-class communication takes place in Russian. By the end of the course, students are expected to be competent at a level equivalent to A1 (Breakthrough) of the CEFR.