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Russian

Russian has 140-150 million native speakers, and is spoken as a second language by over 120 million people in Russia and the neighbouring countries of Central Asia. As one of the BRIC countries, Russia has been identified as one of the four major world powers whose influence is growing fast.

British Council, (2014) Languages for the Future

Modules available

You will be placed in the module that most suits your linguistic abilities. For us to place you in the right group you will need to fill in information about your linguistic background on the application form and some students will also need to complete a placement test. Find the placement test and application form here.

LA1PR1-IWLP Russian Level 1

Intended for students with no previous knowledge of the Russian language, this beginner module enables students to acquire a basic understanding of the language and the ability to communicate at a survival level. It will also provide students with an insight into aspects of society and every-day life in Russian-speaking countries. Please note that students with GCSE or equivalent in the language cannot enrol on a Beginners' class. Find out more

LA1PR8-IWLP Russian 2 Bridge

This fast-track module is intended for students with some degree of competence in another Slavic language or who have had some exposure to the Cyrillic script, but have no previous knowledge of the Russian language. It will enable them to acquire a basic understanding of Russian in an intensive yet manageable mode, which takes into account their previous knowledge and develops their ability to communicate in everyday situations. Find out more

LA1PR2-IWLP Russian 2

Intended for students with some previous basic knowledge of the Russian language, such as that acquired by taking IWLP Russian 1 (A1 of the CEFR or equivalent), this post-beginner module enables students to consolidate and further their basic understanding of the language and their ability to communicate in everyday situations about matters of most immediate personal relevance. It will also continue to provide students with further insights into aspects of society and every-day life in Russian-speaking countries. Find out more

 

If you would like to take Russian at a higher level than we currently offer please be in contact with us via iwlp@reading.ac.uk.

Student feedback

"I studied Russian level one in IWLP, I think it was brilliant, I love study different language because I love different culture all over the world and I love to meet people...  in IWLP I enjoy every moment on each lecture, I love my teacher and classmates (and) there are only 18 students in our Russian level one class, but I think it is happy. We still keep in touch."

Augusto, 2013/14 Russian Beginner

Meet the staff

The Russian tutors are Ms Alison Nader (Coordinator) and Ms Nigora Nasirova.

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