Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 301 (Level 9)

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Suitable for those who have completed all levels up to 204 or a recent 195 hours of face-to-face tuition. Covers various expressions including how to congratulate people and wish them well, how to enquire about someone’s date of birth and how to express your needs and obligations. You will also talk about important dates in your personal life and read about crucial events in the history of Russia. Grammatical themes continue, with special emphasis on verbs of motion and the uses of directional prefixes.

This material will be covered with a focus on various composers and authors to further your cultural understandings of the country.


  • Seeking and giving information about birthdays, age and place of birth
  • Congratulating and wishing people well using instrumental and genitive case
  • Dates: important events in history
  • Holidays
  • Locative (prepositional) plural of nouns and adjectives
  • Superlatives
  • Expressing needs and obligations using dative case
  • Verbs of motion: directional prefixes and their aspectual use
  • Prepositions used with the verbs of motion: into, out of, across, from, to, towards
  • Writers: Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov
  • Composer: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  • Talking about your habits and routines using reflexive verbs: to wash yourself, to dress yourself
  • Conditional and subjunctive mood

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 is going ahead. This usually occurs two weeks before the class begins. The appropriate textbook and CD for this is 301 (Level 8).

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.

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