The general language offer in Russian consists of courses at Levels A1-B1 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
The courses are aimed at beginners or students with little previous knowledge and systematically build on each other. Course participants can acquire level B1 (Russian I/II, III/IV, V/VI) within 12 semesters (4 hours per week).
Taking part in the basic courses, you will learn to communicate in the most important situations, concerning you and your immediate living environment of everyday life, with simple linguistic means.
In addition, you will get to know about the most important customs relating to social and family area and cultural characteristics. Towards the end of the basic level, the focus is primarily on topics that are of particular relevance to students and should help them to survive in the university environment.
As you learn to deal with the language autonomously in a relatively short time, the progression in the basic courses is quite steep. The four skills listening, reading, speaking and writing (Cyrillic alphabet) are trained in all courses. In addition, the courses cover large part of the grammar and acquaint you with the basic vocabulary. Therefore, you should allow enough time for practicing and repeating.
The technical courses are suitable for students who already have a good knowledge of the Russian language, as Russian is their original language or because they already reached a high level. There are extra writing courses for those, despite good oral levels, do not master Russian writing well enough or not at all. The four skills listening, reading, speaking and writing are trained at an advanced and technical level. The aim of the course is to be able to communicate well in the technical terminology.