Russian – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Would you like to learn Russian in London? Join one of our part-time Russian courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our beginners’ Russian courses (Grade 1) start in October. If you already have some knowledge of Russian you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginners’ Russian (Grade 1) course.

We also have pre-intermediate Russian classes starting in October each year.

Who is this for?

Russian Beginners’ (Grade 1) is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Russian.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Russian for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Russian for about 40 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £240 (£225 introductory offer*, 6.2% off)
  • the whole year for £565 (£530 introductory offer*, 25% off)

*Book by 24 September 2017 to use our introductory offer.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
5 October 2017 Part 1 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Book now

Course content

Our Russian lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • personal introductions, courtesies, greetings
  • the Cyrillic alphabet
  • at the airport
  • professions
  • numbers 0–10
  • asking for and giving directions
  • the family

Grammar

You will learn:

  • genders of nouns
  • personal pronouns
  • possessive pronouns
  • the nominative, accusative and genitive cases of nouns and personal pronouns in the singular
  • verbs – infinitives, the first conjugation in the present tense and imperatives
  • demonstrative pronouns
  • the expressions ‘my name is…’ and ‘I have…’ in the present tense
  • free order of words in a phrase

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • travelling, countries, nationalities and languages
  • months of the year
  • in the hotel
  • days of the week
  • in the restaurant – food and drinks
  • interests and hobbies
  • numbers 10–1000 and above

Grammar

You will learn:

  • infinitive forms and verbs in the past tense
  • verbs – infinitives and the second conjugation of verbs in the present tense
  • irregular verbs ‘to want’ ‘to would like’, ‘to eat’, ‘to drink’, ‘to be able’ ‘can’
  • adjectives – full and short forms in the nominative case, the word for ‘which’
  • the prepositional case for nouns in the singular
  • the accusative and prepositional cases denoting the time
  • nouns with uncommon endings

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • town and city where you live
  • telling the time and time zones in Russia
  • phone conversations
  • at the theatre – theatre programmes, musical instruments
  • TV guide
  • sports
  • houses and flats in Russia, countryside houses, accommodation

Grammar

You will learn:

  • impersonal constructions and adverbs
  • the nominative, accusative and genitive cases of nouns in the plural
  • verbs of motion – ’to go on foot’ and ‘to go by transport’
  • reflexive verbs, including the intransitive verb ‘to like’
  • the dative and instrumental cases of nouns in the singular
  • the prepositional case of masculine nouns in the singular with the stressed ending -u
  • declension of personal pronouns

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Ruslan Russian 1 Course Book and Ruslan Russian 1 Workbook with audio CDs  throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying the books.

Who is this class for?

This level of Russian is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Russian language for approximately one year or 60 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Russian for about 80 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Russian for about 100 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £240 (£225 introductory offer*, 6.2% off)
  • the whole year for £565 (£530 introductory offer*, 25% off)

*Book by 24 September 2017 to use our introductory offer.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
3 October 2017 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Book now

Course content

Our Russian lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term we will cover:

  • family history – births, marriages, deaths, ages
  • occupations, interests, hobbies
  • cities
  • Russian post office, currency exchange
  • restaurant
  • weather, climate
  • hobbies and sports at different seasons
  • ordinal numbers​

Grammar

You will learn:

  • adjectives in the accusative case
  • reflexive verbs in the past tense
  • use of the instrumental and the dative case
  • verbal aspects and the infinitive form
  • imperfective and perfective verbs in the past tense
  • plural endings of nouns in all cases
  • plural endings of personal pronouns in all cases
  • comparative degree for adjectives and adverbs

Part 2

Topics

In this term we will cover:

  • arranging to meet and to go out
  • telling the time, with minutes
  • travelling
  • transport and train times
  • visiting the doctor
  • parts of the body and describing symptoms
  • shopping
  • food, clothes, colours, sizes, prices

Grammar

You will learn:

  • imperfective and perfective verbs in the future tense
  • imperfective verbs in the present tense
  • singular and plural endings of adjectives in all cases
  • singular and plural endings of possessive pronouns in all cases
  • singular and plural endings of the demonstrative pronouns ‘this’, ‘that’
  • the accusative and prepositional cases denoting time
  • superlative degree for adjectives

Part 3

Topics

In this term we will cover:

  • travelling by train, by ship, by plane
  • Russian historical sights
  • studies, work and leisure time
  • professions
  • description of a person’s appearance
  • description of a happening on a particular date
  • Russian mass media and the internet
  • business in Russia

Grammar

You will learn:

  • specific and non-specific verbs of motion without a prefix
  • verbs of motion with prefixes
  • the use of the word ‘which’
  • the conditional mood
  • particles used for the conditional mood and for ‘whether’
  • imperatives
  • negative words ‘nothing’, ‘nobody’, ‘nowhere’...
  • the pronouns ‘all, every’, ‘oneself’, ‘one’s own’

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students’ interests.

Learning resources

We will use Ruslan Russian 2 Course Book and Ruslan Russian 2 Workbook with audio CD's throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying the books.

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Languages information evening

If you are thinking of taking an evening language course with us, why not come along to our Evening Language Programme information evening on 20 June 2017?

Course dates 2017–18

September intake
Part 1: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 2: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 3: 9 April – 15 June 2018

January intake*
Part 1: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 2: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 3: 18 June – 20 July 2018

April intake*
Part 1: 10 April – 16 June 2017
Part 2: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 3: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 4: 9 April – 15 June 2018

*Please note that not every language has a January or April intake.