Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 401 (Level 13)

Russian. Learn Russian with us.

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 304 or a recent 295 hours of face to face tuition. Conducted almost entirely in simple Russian. It will include discussion of cuisine and favourite recipes, eating for health, visiting a dietician and a doctor, illnesses, symptoms and diagnosis, giving and receiving recommendation and advice, prescriptions, medication and how to take it.


  • Australian tourist in a restaurant
  • Instrumental case with preposition ‘with’ and Genitive case with preposition 'without'
  • At the Dietician’s
  • Cuisine and popular recipes
  • Dative case (to whom? for whom?)
  • Review of verbal aspect – perfective and imperfective verbs
  • Food that’s good for you
  • Entertaining, tasting, praising, complimenting
  • 'Eat to live not live to eat'
  • Imperative construction
  • Genitive case with ‘more’ and 'less'
  • Health, rest and leisure
  • Giving and receiving advice
  • Symptoms and diagnosis
  • Prescriptions and medication – when and how to take it
  • At the Doctor’s: doctors, patients and illnesses

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.

Please Note

Selected Language and Culture courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.


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