Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 202 (Level 6)

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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.

Course activities include talking about health, asking others about their feelings, giving advice, and talking about necessities and obligations. This course will focus on various grammatical themes, such as imperfective and perfective aspects of verbs and the genitive case of plural nouns.

Suitable for those who are starting A2 Level, or who have completed all levels up to 201 or 120 hours of recent face to face tuition.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Have a good understanding of Russian verbs including their perfective and imperfective aspects.
  2. Talk about their daily routine.
  3. Ask about people’s health and tell them how they feel.
  4. Hold a simple conversation with a doctor or pharmacist about health problems and medicine.
  5. Use different ways to make suggestions, offer advice and give instructions.
  6. Talk about going to places using perfective and imperfective verbs of motion.
  7. Talk about their plans for the weekend, and make a date.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Imperfective and perfective aspect of verbs: formation of perfective infinitives
  • Talking about your daily routine using aspectual verbs
  • Health: asking about someone’s feelings and health
  • Asking for and giving advice
  • Talking about necessity and obligation, e.g. I need to / should / have to
  • Parts of the body
  • Going to the doctor
  • Describing how you feel using dative constructions: I’m well / unwell / hot / cold
  • Using comparisons: better, worse
  • Two forms of the verb ‘to be sick’, 'something hurts'
  • Making suggestions, offering advice, giving instructions
  • Genitive plural of nouns
  • Verbs of motion, continued
  • Talking about your plans: making a date


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 activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice. 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. The appropriate textbook and CD for this is 202 (Level 5).

Materials are available for purchase online at Ruskultura or from the 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.

What others say.

  • The Russian tutors are an asset to the Sydney community. We are so very fortunate to have their dedication and devotion to learning languages here at Sydney University. Long live the continuing education centre.

  • The course material, tutors and classroom visual aids in the Russian language programme are of the highest standard.