Centre for Continuing Education

Russian Conversation Course: The Discussion Circle

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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.

Deepen your skills already acquired, to facilitate ability to develop habits needed to use it creatively and to hone discussion skills. You will also become acquainted with some interesting aspects of stylistics and grammar. We will concentrate on many aspects of culture, literature and art and widen the your understanding.

Conducted entirely in Russian to facilitate linguistic immersion. It would suit not only the non-native speakers but also native speakers who may wish to improve.


  • Outstanding personalities – scientists, painters, writers, composers, cosmonauts.
  • The world of poetry.
  • Russian language in the world today.
  • National traditions, customs, celebrations.
  • Music – from classic to pop.

It will promote a deeper immersion of students in the linguistic environment of the language and the acquisition of skills of correct communication dialogue.

Suitable for

Suitable for those who have undertaken four years of study and who would like to maintain or re-establish their fluency.

Prescribed text

Okno v Rossiyu, Part 2, by Lev Skorohodov and Olga Horohodina. ISBN 978-5-86547-498-2. Publisher: Zlatoust. 4th edition, St. Petersburg, 2010

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to commencement.

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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.

  • Highly qualified professional teacher. We all made progress and enjoyed the course immensely.

$448 Limited inc GST
Russian Conversation Course: The Discussion Circle

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