Russian is originally spoke in Russia and other post- soviet countries. Russian is an East Slavic language and is official spoken in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. There are about 285 million of Russian speakers worldwide.
The Russian language is regulated by the Russian Language Institute and the Russian Academy of Science. Russian language is from the Indo-European family. The writing system uses Cyrillic (Russian alphabet) and Russian Braille. Russian is also one the official languages of the United Nations.
Importance & Opportunity:
Russian language is the language of technology and science. If you are interested to develop a career globally in these fields, learning Russian will be a plus in your resume. There are several fields such as mathematics, engineering and even music where knowing the Russian language will be a help if ever you are planning to go for further studies in Russian.
Russia is one of the largest producer/ exporter of natural resources and raw materials. Russsia has 40% of the world’s reserve of natural gas. Being a resourceful country and having a large economy, learning Russian language can be good for business.
The core curriculum the language will be standardized based on the Common European Framework for Languages.
The competencies mentioned below will give learners all the abilities, skills, aptitude, and expertise needed to be a proficient and fluent speaker. Our goal for our students is to achieve full competency in four different fields of communication. This is what we call the 4SC’s.
Semantic competency: the speaker must know the linguistic systems: pronunciation, vocabulary, language structure and syntax. However, there should be no time limits when learning a language. This knowledge should be a natural result of the linguistic methods used in class and through daily interactive activities.
Speech competency: the selection, sequence and arrangement of ideas expressed must be eloquent and clear. It deals with the language structure, articulation and coherence of words.
Strategic competency: the speaker must have strategies that help fill in blanks in a conversation; that is, the way the person finds ways around gaps in understanding a speaker, or expressing an idea.
Social-cultural competency: related to extra-linguistic elements, social-cultural competency deals with style properties (voice inflexions, tone, etc.) and non-verbal language (hands or eyes movements, and, in general, how the body moves in a determinate conversation).
The students will be participating in an instructive program teaching them the basics of the new language and they are expected to acquire an intermediary level by the end. The course is based on the European framework A1, A2 and specific job oriented skills as demonstrated below;
A1 & A2 basics
- Alphabet / Pronunciation
- Greetings & presentation
- Numbers / Articles & plural
- Days & months / Time & date
- Vocabulary directions & weather
- Adjectives & possessive pronouns / Demonstrative pronouns
- Food & habits
- Verbs / Future
- Housing & transport
- Conjunctions / passive voice
- Reading & conversation
- Types of economic industries
- Irregular verbs / Dictations
Job oriented skills (Optional)
- Develop proficiency skills in speaking, writing, listening and reading.
- Analyze and use basic grammar as a tool for effective communication.
- Develop language learning strategies and skills – building techniques.
- Understanding different cultural aspects of the language
- Speaking on the phone with a client
- Understanding the customer needs and responding back correctly.
Notional Study Hours – 42 hours
Duration of Course – 6 months
Hours per Week – 2 hours
Fees – Rs 15 000
Number of students per group – 10(Max)