Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Course 404 (Level 16)

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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 403 or a recent 370 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.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Physical appearance
  • Comparisons and superlatives
  • Indefinite pronouns
  • Power and politics in Russia: from Nikolas ll to Vladimir Putin
  • Irregular forms of Imperative
  • Mentality and character
  • What are we: Europe or Asia?
  • Short adjectives
  • Psychological profile
  • Astrology and horoscopes
  • Modal words
  • Your ideal man or woman
  • Reflexive pronouns

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.

The text should only be purchased after confirmation is received that the class is going ahead. This usually occurs 5 business days before the class begins.

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.