General RussianExam Prep CoursesLanguage Skills Courses

The general Russian adult courses cover all levels of proficiency from A1 through C2 level of the Common European Framework.

The aim of the General Russian language courses is to develop the necessary skills for adult learners, focusing on oral communication and listening comprehension, but also to enhance the necessary skills in writing and reading comprehension.

Through carefully selected books from international publishers and topics exclusively taken from the professional and everyday life of adults, students cover the full range of language skills.

The courses offer:

  • Exclusive use of the Russian language
  • Authentic texts for understanding the language in real situations, providing numerous opportunities for group discussion
  • Realistic use of the language for effective practice of listening comprehension
  • Videos to consolidate the taught phenomena in everyday situations
  • Online workbook and e-books for further consolidation and practice
  • Projects and simulations based on real cases and situations to practise the language
  • Fully interactive lessons to maintain a high level of students’ participation
  • Cultural and social elements of the lifestyle of the Russian-speaking countries for deeper understanding of how the language is used

The adult courses are designed according to the students’ level and can be short or all-year-round, depending on the students’ personal needs and availability.

Our teachers and Academic Directors can help you choose the language course most suitable for your needs, as well as to help you decide the learning mode (group or one-to-one teaching, blended learning or online learning).

Exam Preparation Courses for the Russian Language Examinations offered by the Lomonosov Moscow State University – Institute of Russian Language and Culture.

These courses offer students the opportunity to prepare for internationally recognised language exams and their main aim is to cover all necessary skills and techniques required for different examinations.

The syllabus content is adult-orientated, focusing on the adult language learners ‘needs for quick and immediate familiarisation with the exams format and the language skills required to successfully pass an examination.

The Russian Exam preparation courses are for learners who wish:

  • To certify their knowledge in Russian for basic, every day use (ТРКИ A1 & A2)
  • To certify their ability to communicate both in spoken and written Russian in a wide range of topics (ТРКИ B1 & B2)
  • To certify their advanced knowledge in Russian and their ability to communicate both in spoken and written Russian in abstract and scientific topics (ТРКИ C1 & C2)

The exam prep courses can be chosen in addition to a General Russian language course or as standalone programmes, providing flexibility to those wishing to attend such a course.

Apart from improving general language competency and systematic preparation of all skills required for Russian language examinations, all exam prep classes include:

  • Tailored programme to suit the skills required for internationally recognised language examinations
  • Complimentary support lessons FOR ALL learners

All exam prep classes are taught by qualified teachers with extensive experience in teaching Russian as a foreign language as well as Russian language examinations. Our Exam prep teachers:

– Have all the necessary qualifications to teach Russian as a foreign language

– Have excellent knowledge of the various exams on offer, their format and the necessary skills needed to succeed

The exam prep groups are constantly monitored by the Academic Directors to ensure that our high-standards of teaching are maintained, making students achieve their full potential.

Working closely with leading examination bodies, we aim to provide the right skills for exam success and familiarise students with the exam procedures.

Before enrolling in an exam prep class, we will advise you in detail about the Russian language examinations on offer and we will help you choose the one that meets your needs. We want to make sure that our students will have made the best possible choice of which examination to take.

Students at Rethink Education can enroll in short-term courses (either combined with a standard language course or as standalone courses), which cover specific basic skills in the language.

The language skills courses aim at further development and improvement of specific skills, using authentic materials, depending on the pupils’ learning needs.

Learners can choose one or more of the following Language Skills Courses:

Speaking Booster Class

This course is ideal for learners who would like to practise and develop their speaking skills in realistic situations, using authentic material on everyday topics.

At exam prep level, students can further familiarise themselves with the format of the speaking exams and practise using the techniques they have acquired through simulation of the speaking examination.

Listening Booster Class

The primary focus of this course is to develop the learners’ listening comprehension skills as well as to help them acquire those skills needed both in real-life situations and during the listening part of language examinations.

Writing Booster Class

This course improves students’ writing performance through a topic-based and task-based approach. The use of engaging topics motivates learners to brainstorm ideas and critically consider their arguments, before putting them in writing. The course aims to review various writing types and offer techniques to improve their writing skills.

At exam level, learners are further familiarised with the writing tasks required at language examinations and apply the techniques taught through exam writing simulation.

Reading Booster Class

An ideal course for improving reading comprehension skills. Learners are presented with a wide variety of text types, through which they improve their reading comprehension and they acquire the ability to recognise different text types, such as journals, scientific articles, newspaper articles, as well as various literary genres. Throughout this course, learners evaluate how the use of each type of reading text affects their everyday life and how they can best understand it.

At exam level, learners are further familiarised with exam-type reading comprehension tasks and they apply the techniques taught in exam simulation reading comprehension tasks.

Russian for Tourism

A carefully designed Russian language course for professionals in the tourism industry and the tourism services.

This language programme addresses the needs of students who communicate daily with tourists and covers all language skills for successful day-to-day or professional communication.

This intensive language course is suitable for adults aged 18+ and includes real cases from the tourism sector and ways of handling various situations in the Russian language.

Russian for Professionals

  • Intensive language practice
  • Effective use of the language through real-life situations
  • Developing listening comprehension through authentic listening texts

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