Russian classes at the Scotland-Russia Institute
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. Complimentary tea and coffee.
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
Contact Natalia Samoilova for further information on all Russian courses:
Tel: 07980004569, email: email@example.com
All enrolled students will automatically become full members of SRF - reduced rates for SRF meetings, invitations to members-only events, twice yearly newsletter, regular email news bulletins, free use of the SRI lending library and many other benefits.
In 2012-13 we will offer the following classes:
Russian for absolute beginners :: Learn a new alphabet and impress your friends by conversing in Russian. Textbook Ruslan 1. Tuesdays 6-7.30pm.
Intermediate Russian for learners with basic language skills :: Improve your communication skills and learn to speak Russian more confidently. Textbook Ruslan 2. Wednesdays 6-7.30pm
Upper Intermediate Russian :: Textbook Doroga v Rossiju, level 3, part 1. Thursdays 6-7.30pm
Advanced 1 Russian :: Achieve proficiency in communication skills, enrich your vocabulary and master difficult aspects of Russian grammar. Textbook Ruslan 3. Tuesdays 6-7.30pm. Not running in Term 2.
Advanced 2 Russian :: For students who have completed Advanced 1. Textbook Odna zhizn' - dve kul'tury, Moscow: Zlatoust, 2011. Wednesdays 6-7.30pm
Advanced Russian Discussion Group :: Maintain fluency and broaden your knowledge of the cultural, political and economic life of Russia. Starting Term 2, Thursdays 6-7.30pm
Classes run for 1hr 30mins once a week on a weekday evening. Fees to be paid termly in advance. See term dates for details. Cheques payable to The Scotland-Russia Forum.
Please contact the course organiser, Natalia Samoilova, for advice on which class would suit you best: tel. 07980004569 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Ruslan teaching materials see www.ruslan.co.uk. Our students will receive a discount on textbooks and workbooks purchased at the Scotland-Russia Institute shop.
Other textbooks will also be available for sale at the Scotland-Russia Institute
Other Russian classes may be offered depending on demand:
- Business Russian
- Russian for public examinations such as TRKI*
- Individual tuition
- Russian weekends
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"
Weekend Russian courses at SRI: next course 23-24 February
Russian Weekend 23-24 February 2013The Scotland-Russian Institute, 9 South College Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AA
an intensive two-day course for complete beginners
Days: Saturday 23 February & Sunday 24 February
Time: 10.00 am – 4.30pm
Class size: small group with up to 8 students
Complimentary tea and coffee.
This lively weekend course will introduce you to the Russian language and enable you to get more enjoyment out of your trip to Russia. The course can also be a taster for a deeper study of Russian later on.
By the end of this course students should be able to:
To enrol please fill in the enrolment form and send it together with your payment to the Scotland-Russia Forum (see details in the form), To pay by Paypal follow this link.
For more information please contact the Course Organiser Dr. Natalia Samoilova
Email: email@example.com; tel: 07980004569
We also run occasional intensive two-day courses for complete beginners (and in the future might offer courses at other levels too). These lively weekend courses will introduce you to the Russian language and will enable you to get more enjoyment out of your trip to Russia. The course can also be a taster for a deeper study of Russian later on.
"The time flew by, and I never found it too long", "At no time during the course it felt as if too much was expected of us – and yet looking back to what I learned between Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon seems a huge amount", "I did not really have a particular expectation – but I could not have asked for more" and "It surpassed my expectations".
Other Russian classes for adultsPlease let us know of any classes we have not listed - firstname.lastname@example.org
Aberdeen University Language Centre www.abdn.ac.uk
Russian Edinburgh adult class www.russianedinburgh.org.uk
Yakety Yak Language Cafe www.yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk
Strathclyde University www.strath.ac.uk (page 66)