Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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If you want to learn to speak Russian, our Russian classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn Russian language and culture. Learn Russian the smart way with Russian courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

No prior knowledge is required. We will cover various material including; greetings and goodbyes, introductions, asking for directions and shopping basics. You will also start learning the Cyrillic alphabet and various grammatical rules of the language.

Content

  • Cyrillic alphabet – Greetings and goodbyes – Thanking and responding to thanks – Identifying people and things – Agreeing and disagreeing – Personal pronouns in the Nominative Case
  • Introducing yourself – Asking for directions – Personal pronouns: accusative case – Gender of nouns: masculine, feminine, neuter – Polite phrases
  • Asking for directions: places of interest in Moscow – More polite phrases – Names and patronymics
  • Introducing and being introduced to people – Talking about your family: possessive adjectives
  • Asking for and buying things: availability, permission, cost – Counting to 10 – Plurals
  • Asking for and providing information and documentation – Filling in visa application form: name, nationality, purpose of visit – Countries and nationalities

Delivery

Delivered as interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Prescribed text

The textbook and accompanying CD are designed specifically for each level. The text is used for class activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice between meetings. The text should be purchased only after confirmation is received from the Centre that the course is going ahead. This usually occurs two weeks before the class begins. The appropriate textbook and CD for this course is 101 (Beginners).

Materials are available for purchase online at Ruskultura or from the presenter at the first meeting. The cost of the materials is $30.00.

Please Note

Selected Language and Culture courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.

Features

Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October. Try our Language Proficiency Calculator to work out which language level is right for you.

What others say.

  • Very enjoyable course with an excellent tutor who spent time practising speaking with each student.

  • This course was amazing. I’m actually surprised by how much we’ve learned. The tutor knows every student by name and puts in an extra effort to walk around the tables to make sure everyone is caught up.

  • A fantastic teacher. The pace of the beginner course was perfect. Russian being a difficult language to learn, the tutor made it into an enjoyable experience as well as presenting us with difficult grammar and words, making the language accessible to all.

  • The tutor was amazing and knew how to connect with students of all background and levels.

  • A very useful and practical course if you want to get your feet wet in terms of starting to learn Russian. The presenter was very encouraging and patient and a joy to have as a teacher and mentor. The resources are invaluable in helping understand, challenge yourself and review lessons, phrases and words.

  • As I have a graduate diploma in TESOL from UTS, I must say I am very impressed with the study materials, the CD, the structure of the beginner class. The course developed very well from day one to the concluding class. I congratulate teachers and staff. As an adult learning class the method employed progressed well from class one to the final class.

  • Our tutor was fantastic! It was a fantastic course taught by an extremely talented and intelligent teacher.

  • Fanatastic tutor. Very thorough, very encouraging, very well structured sessions.

  • The tutor is possibly the nicest person on earth, and their ability to teach is second to none.

$323 Limited inc GST
Russian Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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This is a ‘fast track’ option in which learning is accelerated with meeting held daily for one week.
$345 Limited inc GST
Russian Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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$345 Limited inc GST
Russian Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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