Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 202 (Level 6)

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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 A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

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.


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

  • have a good understanding of Russian verbs including their perfective and imperfective aspects
  • talk about your daily routine
  • ask about people’s health and tell them how they feel
  • hold a simple conversation with a doctor or pharmacist about health problems and medicine
  • use different ways to make suggestions, offer advice and give instructions
  • talk about going to places using perfective and imperfective verbs of motion
  • talk about your 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.

Intended audience

Suitable for beginner A2 level students, those who have completed Russian 201 or who have completed 120 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.


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.

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.

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What others say.

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