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The Sandford Language Institute has -been running courses in Russian since 1989. Our tutors are native speakers and qualified teachers, teaching the communicative use of the language and making it as relevant as possible to every day situations. All of the main language skills of Reading, Writing, Listening, speaking and Use of language (Grammar) are developed in class. Enrolment for upcoming classes is now possible. Should you have any queries, please contact Mary Zerbe on 01 2601296 or

Course Materials

RUSSIAN ‘The 5 Elements’ textbook

Week by Week Course Plan for Levels 1-7

Level 1 Description: Lessons 1 – 3 from the workbook ‘The 5 Elements’: Alphabet Reading rules Numbers 1 – 19 Plural of Nouns Personal Pronouns Possessive Pronouns Expression ‘I have’ Verbs (Present Tense) Greetings/Farewell Polite words Introducing Oneself My Family Names Jobs

Level 2 Description Lessons 4 – 7 from the workbook ‘The 5 Elements’: Grammar: Possessive Pronouns (Revision) Past Tense of the Verbs Present Tense (Conjugation I - revision) Adverbs Prepositions of Place (in/on) Question Words Complex Sentences with Question Words Topics: Family/Neighbours Form Filling Days of the Week Parts of the Day Time Telling Daily Routine

Level 3 Description Lessons 8 – 11 from the workbook ‘The 5 Elements’: Grammar: Conjugation of the Verb ‘to have’ Revision of the Past Tense Verbs (Conjugation II) Plural of Nouns (+ exceptions) Countries/Nationalities Adverbs of Frequency Adjectives Demonstrative Pronouns Topics: Work Weather Habits A Happy Family

Level 4 Description Lessons 12 – 14 from the workbook ‘The 5 Elements’: Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives (Adjectives and Adverbs) Complex sentence Verbs ‘want’, ‘can’ and ‘must’, ‘live’ Second Conjugation verbs (exceptions) Accusative case (nouns, possessive pronouns, adjectives) Imperative Reported speech Negative pronouns Prepositional case (nouns) Topics: Colleague Shopping Nationalities

Level 5 Description Lessons 15 – 16 from the workbook ‘The 5 Elements’: Grammar: Prepositional case (exceptions, personal pronouns) Verbs of motion Directional adverbs Verb ‘wait’ Revision of Accusative and Prepositional Topics: Colours Animals Directions

Level 6 Description Lessons 17 – 18 from the workbook ‘The 5 Elements’: Grammar: Expressing purpose Verbs ‘go’, ‘study’, ‘learn’, ‘know’, ‘be able to’ Ordinal and cardinal numerals Topics: Telling the date Studies

Level 7 Description Lessons 19 – 20 from the workbook ‘The 5 Elements’: Grammar: Verb conjugation (exceptions, root alternation) ‘give’, ‘get up’, ‘find out’, ‘hate’, ‘sing’, ‘eat’, ‘drink’, wash’ Indefinite-personal constructions (’they say’) Word formation Topics: Plans for the week Weekend Food

Russian Secondary School Enquiries 2017If you are interested in our Russian for Secondary School Students, please submit your enquiry here.We offer courses which cover all language skills including Reading,writuing,grammar,listening comprehension and speaking.Courses prepare students from 1st-6th years to take the Irish leaving Certificate Examination in Russian.For more information please contact the course coordinator Mary Zerbe by or phone 01-2601296.
Russian Sec.Sch.for Students preparing for Leaving Certificate Examination (Course A ) For students who are Russian speaking and want to improve on their grammar,reading and writing skills in Preparation for taking Russian for The Leaving Certificate Examination in the future.
Russian Secondary School Preparation for Leaving Cert for T/Y & 5th Year Students) February 2017Suitable for Secondary School Students up to 5th years, who are beginners in Russian & have no previous knowledge of spoken or written Russian.
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