Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 304 (Level 12)

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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 303 or who have completed 270 hours of recent face-to-face tuition. Conducted largely in simple Russian. it provides excellent preparations for students planning to enrol into conversational levels. It will include discussion of personal likes and dislikes, choices of lifestyle, leisure time and work time, giving advice and seeking opinion.


  • Time is money: a lifestyle balance
  • Reflexive verbs – to begin, to continue, to finish up, to find yourself in
  • Telephone conversations: making arrangements on the phone
  • Adverbs of direction (where to?) and time (when?)
  • Verbal aspect – perfective and imperfective verbs
  • Writers: Anton Chekhov and A. I. Kuprin
  • Composer: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  • Leisure time: adventure or a quiet life?
  • Prefixed verbs: a little, once
  • Choices of profession and career
  • Compound sentence structure
  • Giving advice
  • Synonyms, antonyms, slang

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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