Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 201 (Level 5)

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COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling.

Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available.

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

Students will learn how to express their appetite and order in a restaurant, describe various times of the day and seasons, and explain their daily routines. This material will utilise various grammatical themes to ensure correct sentence structure and competency in your verbal and non-verbal skills.


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

  • talk about food, what you like and don’t like to eat
  • make an order in a café or restaurant
  • use words describing time, including days of the week, months of the year, times of the day, and seasons
  • use nouns in all six Russian cases
  • use verbs of motion to talk about going to places with other people
  • talk about your daily routines
  • hold a conversation about transport and travelling.


  • Instrumental case uses and endings e.g. "I’d like a sandwich with cheese and ham"
  • Visiting a restaurant, eg “I am feeling hungry and thirsty”; irregular verb 'to eat'
  • Times of day and seasons; talking about the weather
  • Instrumental case personal pronouns, eg “I work with him”; to have breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Short adjectives, eg "This restaurant is closed but the café is open"
  • Possessive adjectives in the instrumental, eg "I am going to the cinema with my friends"
  • Unidirectional verbs of motion: going to and coming from a place; directional prepositions: to and from
  • Multidirectional verbs of motion: to walk, to travel routinely
  • Travelling by train; making arrangements to meet; 24 hour clock
  • Daily routines, eg "On Mondays I usually work at the studio"
  • Irregular verb: to be able

Intended audience

Suitable for finishing A1 level students, those who have completed Russian 104 or who have completed 95 hours of recent tuition.

Delivery style

This course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops and active participation is encouraged. Our tutors use communicative method, and from the very first lesson students 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 and 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 it is going ahead. This usually occurs 5 business days before the class begins.

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.

  • Great lessons and lovely tutors, its not too much of a burden to add to an already busy lifestyle. I enjoy coming each week!

  • The best Russian teacher I have ever had.

Russian Course 201 (Level 5)

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What others say.

  • This course was well designed and the teacher was excellent.
  • I really enjoy this class every week, the class is well structured and the teacher supportive- a positive learning environment.
  • The best Russian teacher I have ever had.
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