Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 303 (Level 11)

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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.

Suitable for those who have completed all levels up to 302 or who have completed 245 hours of recent face-to-face tuition. Conducted largely in simple Russian, it provides excellent preparation for students planning to enrol into conversation level. It will include discussion of political structures, kinships, jobs, and differences in the way people live their lives, their hobbies and daily routines.


  • Politics: Who is who in the government?
  • In which year were you born?
  • Kinships
  • Countries and adjectives of nationalities
  • Describing your job; use of instrumental case with 'to become'
  • Finding work in Russia; positives and negatives of one’s profession
  • Expressing agreement and disagreement
  • Daily life and routines
  • Telling time
  • Finding balance in work and life: Are you a workaholic?

Prescribed text

POEKHALI 2.1 by S & A Chernyshov, Zlatoust, St Petersburg, 2012
Textbook: ISBN 978-5-86547-435-7; Accompanying CD: ISBN 978-5-86547-439-2

The materials are available for purchase online at Ruskultura or The Book Depository.

The approximate cost of these materials is $60.

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