This course is aimed at students who have successfully completed about one hundred and forty contact hours of Russian (Russian for beginners and lower intermediate Russian). In other cases placement in this course is based on an entrance assessment (written and oral). Dates and times of the test will be advised on the course application form. This course is offered to learners who have a reasonable knowledge of Russian grammar and some communicative competence. The course aims to develop students’ knowledge of Russian language and culture. At the end of the course students should be able to read and comprehend journalistic as well as literary texts, and to communicate with native Russian speakers.
The class is held once a week for one and a half hours. The total number of contact hours is thirty and a half (twenty-one weeks). At the end of the course students have an option of a final written and oral assessment, which may be one of the entrance requirements in order to proceed to the next level, advanced Russian. This course will normally run if there is a minimum of twelve students enrolled for the year. Groups will normally be closed when twenty students have enrolled.
How to apply
Application forms are available from the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies either in hard copy or electronic form (https://www.tcd.ie/Russian/courses/evening-courses/). The completed application form accompanied by payment (course fee and photocopying levy) in the form of a personal cheque, postal money order or bank draft, payable to Trinity College Dublin no. 1 account, should be returned by 23 September.
Contact information: The Executive Officer, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, Room 5045, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 1896, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EUR 345 payable in advance. This fee is non-refundable once the course has commenced. A concession rate (EUR 240) is available to Trinity undergraduate students who are not taking this course for ECTS credits, to Trinity postgraduate students with a letter from their head of department or supervisor indicating that they are required to develop their Russian-language skills, and those in receipt of a social welfare pension. If you are unemployed or in receipt of a social welfare payment, contact the facilitator in your local social welfare office. You may be entitled to certain assistance in funding. The number of concession rate places in any given class is restricted to twenty per cent. Payment must accompany applications.
Course materials are prepared by the teacher. There is a photocopying levy of EUR 15.
Time and place
Mondays, 7 p.m. - 8.30 p.m., in Room 5040, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2.
Duration of the course is 21 weeks over two terms commencing on Monday 3rd October 2016 and recommencing on Monday 16th January 2017. There is a one week break in each term (7th – 11th November 2016 and 27th February – 3rd March 2017) when no classes will take place.