Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 204 (Level 8)

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

Course activities Include describing people, their physical appearance and the clothing they wear, making suggestions and learning how to complement each other. Grammatical themes continue, with emphasis on the dative case of adjectives and the use of comparative and superlative comparisons as well as negative constructions. 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:

  • use directional verbs of motion to talk about going to and coming from places
  • talk in more detail about your hobbies and interests
  • discuss clothing, compliment people, and give advice on selecting clothes
  • use all cases for nouns and adjectives, alike
  • use ordinal numbers to tell time
  • talk about your preferences using comparative constructions.


  • Directional prefixes for verbs of motion
  • Adjectives and possessive pronouns in the instrumental case
  • Talking about hobbies and interests
  • Colours and clothing review, adjectives to describe clothing
  • Shopping for clothes
  • Grammar of negative constructions
  • Dative case of adjectives to give and receive compliments
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Comparative adjectives
  • Adverbs with comparison

Intended audience

Suitable for continuing A2 level students, those who have completed Russian 203 or who have completed 170 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.

  • The tutor is a great teacher in every way. They are extrememly particular in making sure that their students can speak, read, and write Russian accurately.

What others say.

  • The tutor is a great teacher in every way. They are extrememly particular in making sure that their students can speak, read, and write Russian accurately.
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