Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Conversation Course: Advanced

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.

Broaden your vocabulary and develop language skills through a lively discussion of social and cultural issues. It is designed for students who have a sound knowledge of the language and would like to maintain and improve their fluency. It will be conducted entirely in Russian. The topics under discussion will be culture and mentality. How are we different and how are we the same?


  • Landscape.
  • Travel.
  • Great painters and artists.
  • Traditions and holidays.
  • Culture and mentality.
  • What stereotypes do we hold? Are they false or true?
  • Theatre and cinema.
  • Great women.


  • Improve their language proficiency through speaking, reading and listening.
  • Consolidate and deepen their previous knowledge
  • Expand and practise vocabulary and language structures which are useful in expressing one’s opinions, feelings and thoughts on various topics dealing with life and art
  • Acquire confidence, which will facilitate shedding the psychological barrier often associated with using the language being learned
  • Be motivated to continue

Suitable for

Those who have undertaken approximately four years of study at an equivalent learning institution, and who would like to maintain or re-establish their fluency.


Read newspapers and books, listen to the radio, watch current news and films, revise your work, and whenever possible talk to Russians!

Prescribed text

Doroga v Rossiyu. Uchebnik russkogo yazyka. Bazovyy uroven' by V. E. Antonova, M.M. Nahabina, A.A. Tolstyh, St Petersburg – Zlatoust. 2013. ISBN: 978-5-86547-400-5

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.


  • Expert trainer
  • Small class size (~20 max)
  • Central location

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

What others say.

  • Spectacular teacher, highly qualified with great personal warmth.

  • An excellent instructor, who uses engaging, effective teaching methods and truly cares about their students. They never hesitated to take time out of class to help a student with problem areas, and they created an interactive and welcoming learning environment. I have already recommended this class to friends, and I plan to enrol in the next semester.

  • Good, experienced, professional teacher.

$420 Limited inc GST
Russian Conversation Course: Advanced

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