Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 402 (Level 14)

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 401 or a recent 320 hours of face to face tuition. Conducted almost entirely in simple Russian. It will include discussion of art, writers and poets, opera and popular music and develop language structures to express opinion, indifference, agreement and disagreement. Grammar structures acquired will be deepened and vocabulary extended.


  • Your taste in art – discussing artists and their paintings.
  • Expressing opinions, indifference, agreement and disagreement.
  • Accusative case of animate nouns and adjectives.
  • Dative case + an adverb + an infinitive + Accusative case.
  • Mikhail Bulgakov – his novels and their screen version: 'Dog’s Heart'.
  • Prepositional case with ‘in’ and ‘about’.
  • From Fyodor Dostoevsky to Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
  • Classical art and the Avangard.
  • Verbs: to begin, to end + the infinitive; with root_ КАЗ.
  • A World of Music – A World Without Words.
  • Opera and popular music – Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Khvorostovsky.
  • Igor Stravinsky.
  • Grammatical case review.
  • The art of socialist realism.
  • Modern art – Ilya Glazunov.

Prescribed text

POEKHALI 2.2 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.


Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October. Try our Language Proficiency Calculator to work out which language level is right for you.