Russian Intermediate ONLINE (usual venue OAL Cowley, the Union)

Course code: LPXR001P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

6:45pm - 8:45pm


21st Sep 2020 - 12th Jul 2021

Oxford Adult Learning Cowley

Contact details

01235 555 585

It is planned that this course will be running online, using Teams, for the Autumn Term. This may change, depending on Government guidelines.

The Intermediate course is for those who have completed the improvers course with the college or for those who consider themselves competent at this level. You will already be able to cope in a range of situations using the present and past tenses and cases of nouns and pronouns although you may require further practice with this.

The programme of the Russian Intermediate course includes the following topics: arranging meeting and going out, telling the time, going to the doctor’s, parts of the body; going shopping, colours and sizes; travelling by train; talking about work and leisure; describing people and objects; air travel; expressing the date.

The Russian intermediate course introduces the following grammar points: future tenses (perfective and imperfective), cases of adjectives in singular and plural, superlative adjectives, verb prefixes, verbs of motion and the conditional mood. At the beginning of the course you will be revising cases of nouns and pronouns, conjugation of verbs, ordinal numbers, verb aspects, comparative adjectives and adverbs.

By the end of the course you will be able to
make arrangements to meet and go out
tell the time (minutes to and past the hour)
talk about illnesses
name parts of the body
get by with shopping (food, clothes, choosing colour and size)
make travel arrangements (at the train station)
talk about work and leisure
describe people
book a flight
state a date

Please note there will be no sessions on 26/10/2020, 15/02/21, 05/04/2021, 12/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 31/05/2021. For Christmas break, you will be advised by your teacher of the actual dates.

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 higher Intermediate course.
There are no formal entry requirements, however, this is a course for those who have already studied the language for 100 - 120 hours and know some basic grammar (cases of nouns, past and present tenses).

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.

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 2020 prior to starting the course.
If you are new to this course, then a textbook (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). You may also like to buy a dictionary.

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 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As 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 also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £250.80
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £250.80

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, practise speaking, play games, do grammar exercises, read texts and write short essays. 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.