Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 203 (Level 7)

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

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

Course activities include talking about the weather in different countries at various times of the year, making preparations to travel and go out, and discussing one’s interests and hobbies. We will also familiarise ourselves with significant writers and composers, and the cultural elements of being a tourist in Moscow. Grammatical themes will continue to cover material from previous levels but also introduce instrumental and locative cases of adjectives and pronouns. Follows the recommended text that has been specifically designed to ensure easy reference and practice between sessions.


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

  • talk about the weather and weather forecasts
  • talk about your hobbies, your favourite music, literature, sport, etc
  • use nouns in all cases as well as adjectives in the accusative and locative cases
  • talk about clothes, buy clothes in a shop or market
  • learn about famous Russian people and how Russian names change with case
  • talk about a performance you saw at the theatre
  • know what to see in Moscow and talk about sightseeing
  • talk to Russians on the phone.


  • Talking about the weather
  • Function of adverbs and adjectives
  • Months of the year
  • Clothing, colours, shopping for clothes
  • Accusative case of adjectives and pronouns, eg "I love music and literature"
  • Possessive pronouns in accusative case
  • Cases of surnames
  • Talking about your favourite writers
  • Locative case of adjectives and pronouns, eg "I saw ‘Swan Lake’ at the Bolshoi Theatre"
  • Being a tourist in Moscow
  • Getting through on the phone, asking for a number, telephone etiquette
  • Talking about hobbies and interests

Intended audience

Suitable for A2 level students, those who have completed Russian 202 or who have completed 145 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, with a following discussion.

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.

  • Professional tutor, and a very well delivered course covered at a pace that was easy to understand. Value for money education. I have signed up for the next level.
  • Our teacher is fantastic and always full of enthusiasm and encouragement. As Russia is often in the news these days, I would highly recommend this course to those who wish to understand its wonderful culture and fascinating history through the Russian language.
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