Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 103 (Level 3)

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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.

This Russian course is suitable for those who have completed all levels of Russian up to 102 or who have completed 45 hours of recent face to face tuition. Material covered in Russian 103 includes; cardinal numbers up to 1000, learning how to navigate and give directions and asking various questions. Reading, writing, speaking and listening skills will be continually developed by covering various grammatical themes including the use of various verbs, adjectives and the dative case.

Course content

This Russian course covers the following topics:

  • Conjugation of verbs with alternating consonant in the stem
  • Imperatives
  • Cardinal Numbers 1-1000
  • Location: where? Direction: where to?
  • Genitive case: availability and possession
  • Dative case: How old are you?
  • Plurals of nouns in the nominative case
  • Adjectives
  • Interrogative pronoun: which, what kind?
  • Genitive case with numbers: how much is it?
  • Prepositions ‘to’ and ‘for’: I’d like two tickets to the opera for this evening

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 Russian 103 (Level 2).

Russian course materials are available for purchase online at Ruskultura or from the course presenter in the first class 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.


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.

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