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Business Russian Communication: Part 2

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  • English

    course language

  • 4 weeks

    course duration

  • от 4 до 6 часов в неделю

    needed to educate

  • 2 credit points

    for credit at your university

About

Russian is considered to be one of the most difficult languages in the world, and many learners struggle to master its grammar and pronunciation. This course is aimed at those who wants to work in Russia, do business with Russian partners or study on business-related majors in Russian. 
In three units of this intensive course learners are going to find out how to maintain phone conversation with Russian partners and what speech clichés can be used, hope to pan and arrange an appointment and how to discuss business-related topics over email.
The course is the second part of Business Russian Communication series offered by St Petersburg State University. This part introduces such grammar topics as revision of Reflexive verbs, conjugation of verbs мочь/смочь, отправлять/отправить, получать/получить and many others, the use of paired prefixes with verbs of motion, the use of numerals in time and date expressions. Learners can practice their skills and test themselves in Grammar quiz section.
The course provides extensive vocabulary with more than 200 new words and conversational phrases which learners can use in their everyday communication on professional or informal topics.
Each unit of the course contains dialogues, which are extremely useful for those who wants to listen to original Russian speech and get used to the pace and intonations of Russian language. Scripts, audio and exercises are provided for all dialogues of the course.
In the end of the course learners will have a chance to use the material leant and assess their progress while preparing the Final Assignment.
This course is aimed at those who already achieved A2-A2+ level in Russian.

Please note: this course is launched as an online program, to enroll please follow the link: https://openedu.ru/program/spbu/BUSINESSRUS_2/

Format

Online course

Course program

Unit 1. Arranging a Meeting: Phone Conversations

Unit 2. Making Plans

Unit 3. E-mail Correspondence

Final Assignment

Education results

Upon completion of this course learners will achieve the following objectives:

1.1 To learn how to tell the date and time of an event, meeting etc.

1.2 To learn the vocabulary for phone conversations and making appointments.

1.3 To revise the use of reflexive verbs.

1.4 To learn how to tell if you are free or busy.

1.5 To learn the conjugation of verbs мочь/смочь.

1.6 To learn new reflexive verbs.

2.1 To revise the most common verbs of motion.

2.2 To learn how to indicate frequency of an action over a certain time period.

2.3 To learn how to use prepositions в and на in time expressions.

2.4 To learn numerals in the Genitive case and their use.

2.5 To learn how to use verbs of motion with paired prefixes.

3.1 To learn verb aspects and their main characteristics

3.2 To learn how to form Future tense of Imperfective and Perfective verbs.

3.3 To learn how to discuss certain business-related topics over email.

3.4 To learn how to write emails and reply to them.

4.1 To use the learnt vocabulary in practical writing.

4.2 To practise reading comprehension.

4.3 To structure an email.

4.4 To analyse the contents of an email.

4.5 To learn how to discuss certain business-related topics over email.

Formed competencies

The course is aimed at the formation of general learning competencies for Bachelor’s and Specialists’ programs, as well as other competencies included in the education program.

Education directions

Kotane Lyudmila


Position: Author of Business Russian Communication Courses and Teaching Materials

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