SRF Russian classes for adults 2015-16

** For details of Russian and Ukrainian classes run by other organisations please see links at the foot of this page 

** Recent press article on why adults make good language students



NOTICES

  • Our classes will resume on 21 September.
  • Open Day is on 5 September at Summerhall cafe, 10am - 1pm.  You will have the opportunity to find out about our courses AND about Ukrainian courses run at the Edinburgh Ukrainian Club



   

Enjoy learning Russian in small groups with a professional Russian language tutor. Do not worry if you miss a class – you will get the materials by email. 

Courses 2015-16
Classes will run for 1hr 30mins once a week on a weekday evening.  The Autumn Term runs from 21 September to 10 December.
Please contact the course organiser, Natalia Samoilova, for advice on which class would suit you best: tel. 07980004569 or email russiancourses@scotlandrussiaforum.org 

Level 1: Beginners. Term 1. Textbook Ruslan 1 (see contents here). 
Tutor: Natalia Samoilova
Mondays 6.30 - 8.00pm. Summerhall. See term dates.

Level 2: Pre-Intermediate. Term 1. Textbook Ruslan 2 (see contents here). 
Tutor: Natalia Samoilova
Tuesdays 6.30 - 8.00pm. Summerhall. See term dates.

Level 3. Intermediate. Term 1.Textbook Doroga v Rossiju 3, part 1 (see contents here and a fragment here
Tutor: Natalia Samoilova
Wednesdays 6.30 - 8.00pm. Summerhall. See term dates.

Level 5. Advanced. Term 1. Textbook Ruslan 3 (see contents here)
Tutor: Irina Safronova
Thursdays 6.30 - 8.00pm. Summerhall. See term dates.

Some comments from previous years:
"Excellent, patient, thorough, fun", "Excellent, engaging, informed", "Friendly informal style", "Very enjoyable, very well organised", [about the Ruslan textbook] "best of all used before"

Fees
All courses - £144 for 12 week Autumn Term (see enrolment form for details).
Fees to be paid termly in advance. Cheques payable to Natalia Samoilova please. We will also accept cash payment.

Other Russian classes may be offered depending on demand
Business Russian
Russian for public examinations such as TRKI*
Individual tuition
Russian weekends

*TRKI - download test papers here: Elementary levelBazovii levelSecond level Third levelFourth level 

Tutors
Course Organiser/Head Tutor: Dr Natalia Samoilova (PhD St Andrews)
Dr Samoilova has considerable experience of teaching Russian at all levels and has taught at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews. She is a native speaker.
 
Tutor:  Irina Safronova (MA Moscow State University, MCIL).  Irina has taught Russian and English in Moscow, Strasbourg and Edinburgh and also worked as an interpreter/ translator for various international governmental and non-governmental organisations

Other benefits
All enrolled students will automatically become full members of SRF - reduced rates for SRF meetings, invitations to members-only events, twice yearly magazine, regular email news bulletins, free use of the SRF lending library and many other benefits.

More information
Contact the SRF: info@scotlandrussiaforum.org, tel. 0131 560 14860131 560 1486.
Contact Natalia Samoilova: russiancourses@scotlandrussiaforum.org, tel.07980004569.

Other Russian and Ukrainian classes for adults

Please let us know of any classes we have not listed - srfnews@scotlandrussiaforum.org

Russian

Aberdeen
         
Aberdeen University Language Centre
Dundee
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Perthshire
          Kinross Learning Centre (Swansacre, Kinross KY13 8TE): Classes run from mid- September in ten week blocks Tues and Thurs 7-9. Learners of any level welcome. Contact Mhairi Young on email mumyoung90@gmail.com or tel 01337 828338 / 07794 707774 for a chat to discuss your needs.  Mhairi also offers one-to-one, or small group tuition in her home or at that of the student/s.Contact her for a friendly chat to discuss your needs.

Ukrainian

Edinburgh
The Ukrainian Association offers lessons in Basic Ukrainian & Intermediate Ukrainian at the Ukrainian Club (14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB) on Sundays 1400 - 1530.  Anyone wishing to join is welcome to do so.   Contact scottishukrainians@gmail.com for more information