Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 403 (Level 15)

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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 402 or a recent 345 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.


  • Verbs of motion with prefixes.
  • Verbs of carrying – unidirectional and multidirectional.
  • Space music.
  • Extreme tourism: under the sea, in the mountains and in cosmos.
  • Universal Traveller – Fiodr Koniukhov.
  • Complex sentence – clauses and conjunctions.
  • Beauty will save the world.
  • Fyodr Dostoevsky, fragment from the novel ‘The Idiot’; film and novel.
  • Indefinite Pronouns: anyone, someone.
  • Who is Who in political life– from Nicholas II to Vladimir Putin (Kerenski, Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Andropov, Chernenko, Gorbachev, Yeltsin).
  • Comparative degree of adjectives and adverbs.
  • Superlative.
  • Mentality and national character – are we European or Asian?

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.

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