Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 102 (Level 2)

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COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol.

Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available.

Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This course will teach you how to describe various professions, speak on the phone, make arrangements and describe your life. Grammatical themes taught include the use of adverbs, various tenses and locative cases. All of this material will be presented with an emphasis on developing your Cyrillic alphabet understanding as well as other reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • identify simple concepts used in Russian grammar, such as tenses and cases
  • talk about the locations of things and people, using locative case
  • hold a simple phone conversation, ask a person to come the phone, leave a message etc
  • talk about where you work and live, the language/s you speak and the things you like to do using the present tense
  • use numbers 1 to 100
  • use adverbs of time
  • talk about places being open and closed
  • discuss past and future events using past and future tenses.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Locative case: where – prepositions: in, on, at
  • Telephone etiquette – masculine animate nouns in accusative case
  • Present tense of verbs – conjugation 1: to work, to live
  • Present tense of verbs – conjugation 2: to speak, to love
  • Adverbs: well, slowly, fast, freely
  • Professions
  • What is allowed/not allowed
  • Cardinal numbers 1 to 100
  • Gender agreement
  • Locative case: where – accusative case: where to?
  • Making a date on the phone
  • Past and future tense of verbs
  • Talking about yourself: where you live, what you do, where you work, what you like and don’t like

Intended audience

Suitable for continuing A1 level students, those who have completed Russian 101 or who have completed 20 hours of recent tuition.

Delivery style

Delivered as a series of interactive workshops and active participation is encouraged. Our tutors use communicative method, so from the very first lesson you will practice conversation in pairs or small groups.

A typical lesson includes engaging activities, such as games, presentations, simple readings, audio and video presentations, and practice conversations.

In addition to the textbook, tutors introduce actual audio, video and reading materials, such as extracts from Russian films, television, radio programs and newspapers.

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 that the course is going ahead. This usually occurs 5 business days before the class begins. The appropriate textbook and CD for this course is Russian 102 (Level 2).

Materials are available for purchase online at Sydney Russian Books or from the course presenter in the first class meeting.

Please note

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


Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.

Apply for the language repeat discount.

What others say.

  • This CCE Russian class is very well organised and structured. It comes with a good textbook together with a CD. I have transferred the contents of the CD to my iphone so I can listen to it anytime I like. Russian is a difficult language to learn, but CCE has made the course easier and simpler for the students to learn. Though it requires a bit of homework to keep it up, it is very rewarding and fun. My teacher is inspiring and so are my fellow students in the class. I am loving learning Russian at CCE.

  • I greatly enjoyed this course. An engaging teacher and I am keen to return for more!

  • Fantastic teacher, well-paced course with constant review and consolidation of material. I now believe I can master the Russian language after all!

  • This course is well written and well structured, with very good teachers making the class very worthwhile. The price is another reason why I chose the Sydney Uni course.

Russian Course 102 (Level 2)

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What others say.

  • This course is well written and well structured, with very good teachers making the class very worthwhile. The price is another reason why I chose the Sydney Uni course.
  • I greatly enjoyed this course. An engaging teacher and I am keen to return for more!
  • An excellent teacher, giving time to process new concepts and words by playing games and repetition. Also listening to every person's pronunciation before moving along. This makes learning the difficult language of Russian very attainable and appealing.
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