澳门六合彩开奖记录

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Beginners Course

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

 

Summer Preparation: Slavonic Studies

Language work

The ab initio course is designed to take you from scratch to A-level standard in the space of eight months (October-May). This is roughly the equivalent of level B1 of the . The course is, therefore, very intensive.

In order to be ready for the rapid pace of the course, you should complete the following minimal preparatory work by the start of the Michaelmas term:

  • learn the Russian alphabet and practice reading in Russian.
  • work through听at least the first six lessons听of the听ab initio听迟别虫迟产辞辞办,听Colloquial Russian听by Susan E. Kay and Svetlana Le Fleming听(Routledge, 4迟丑听别诲颈迟颈辞苍).听The following links will take you to听Quizlet,听which contains exercises to help you learn vocabulary from the first six units.听In 2023-24, we will be using the 4th edition听(2017) of听Colloquial Russian听textbook (not 2023).听
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  • Practice Russian handwriting; please see recommended听sites with听instructions on how to form Russian letters听here.听

Note that you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and a diagnostic test on Moodle (our digital learning platform) prior to coming to 澳门六合彩开奖记录 so that we can allocate you to the correct level group.听

For more details, see the website for Part IA Option A.


Literature and Culture: Preparatory Reading

Please see the website for Introduction to Russian Culture (SLA3) for a list of the recommended preparatory reading.


Additional resources

In addition to working through the first 6 chapters of Colloquial Russian before starting your course, you may find it helpful to explore the aspects of the Russian language on some of the available websites:

Youtube is an excellent source of authentic Russian language material. You can find Russian films and cartoons (also with subtitles), Russian television, Russian music and many other entertaining Russian materials there with just a little creative searching.


Obtaining books

Heffers Bookshop in 澳门六合彩开奖记录 will have copies of some set texts by the beginning of the Michaelmas Term. You may also order books online from amazon.co.uk or abebooks.co.uk. Many Russian books are available for downloading free on the web.

The Colloquial Russian course book can be purchased from the Waterstone's or Blackwell's online shops or from amazon.co.uk.