Russian – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London

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 beginner Russian courses start in October. If you already have some knowledge of Russian you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginner Russian course.

Who is this for?

Russian Beginner 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 £235 (£260 after 16 September)
  • all three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 parts equates to one single transaction.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 6 January 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 January 2019 Part 1 Wednesday 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
17 January 2019 Part 2 Thursday 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
17 April 2019 Part 2 Wednesday 6 – 8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
18 April 2019 Part 3 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
24 June 2019 Part 3 Monday and Wednesday 6 – 8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
4 October 2018 Part 1 Thursday 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started

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
  • the nominative, accusative and genitive cases nouns in the singular
  • personal pronouns in the nominative, accusative and genitive cases in the singular and plural (я - меня, ты - тебя, мы - нас etc.)
  • possessive pronouns (мой, твой etc)
  • verbs – infinitives, the first conjugation in the present tense and imperatives
  • demonstrative pronouns (этот, тот)
  • the expressions ‘my name is…’ and ‘I have…’ in the present tense

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 the past tense
  • verbs – infinitives and the second conjugation of verbs in the present tense
  • irregular verbs любить ‘to like’, есть ‘to eat’, пить ‘to drink’, мочь ‘to be able’/‘can’
  • adjectives – full and short forms in the nominative case, noun-adjective agreement
  • the prepositional case for nouns in the singular and for personal pronouns in the singular and
  • plural (на столе, о тебе, в них etc.)
  • the accusative and prepositional cases denoting time
  • nouns with uncommon endings (время, дочь etc.)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • town where you live
  • telling the time and time zones in Russia
  • phone conversations
  • at the theatre and cinema – theatre productions and films, musical instruments
  • mass media and the internet
  • sports
  • houses and flats in Russia, countryside houses, accommodation

Grammar

You will learn:

  • impersonal constructions and adverbs (интересно, хорошо etc.)
  • the nominative, accusative and genitive cases of nouns in the plural
  • verbs of motion – ’to go on foot’ and ‘to go by transport’ (идти – ходить, ехать – ездить)
  • reflexive verbs, including the intransitive verb ‘to like’ (встретиться, нравиться etc.)
  • the dative case of nouns in the singular
  • the instrumental case for nouns in the singular
  • the dative and instrumental cases for personal pronouns in the singular and plural

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 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 £235 (£260 after 20 December)*
  • part 2 and 3 together for £400 (£445 after 20 December)*
  • all three parts together for £530 (£585 after 20 December)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 parts equates to one single transaction.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 6 January 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
14 January 2019 Part 2 Monday 6 – 8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 April 2019 Part 3 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
1 October 2018 Part 1 Monday 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started

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:

  • education and studies
  • my schedule
  • weekends
  • houses and flats
  • my neighbourhood
  • food and drink
  • restaurant and visiting friends

Grammar

You will learn:

  • accusative, genitive, prepositional singular forms of nouns
  • nominative, accusative plural forms of adjectives and pronouns
  • present tense of verbs
  • past tense of verbs
  • verbal aspects and the infinitive form
  • future tense of imperfective and perfective verbs
  • verbs for eating and drinking (есть, пить, обедать etc.)
  • the expression ‘I have’ (у меня есть ручка; у тебя не было билета etc.)

Part 2

Topics

In this term we will cover:

  • family and friends
  • family history
  • description of a person’s appearance
  • personality traits
  • visiting a doctor, parts of the body
  • everyday routines
  • interests and hobbies

Grammar

You will learn:

  • imperfective verbs in the present tense
  • imperfective and perfective verbs in the past tense
  • dative case in the singular for nouns, possessive and demonstrative pronouns
  • instrumental singular forms for nouns, possessive and demonstrative pronouns
  • adverbs and impersonal constructions (быстро, холодно etc.)
  • expressing possibility, prohibition and necessity (можно, нельзя, нужен etc.)
  • verbs of motion without a prefix (лететь – летать, бежать – бегать etc.)

Part 3

Topics

In this term we will cover:

  • cities
  • getting around town
  • geography, people and languages
  • travelling around Russia
  • seasons and weather
  • Russian holidays
  • vacations

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs of motion with prefixes (прийти – приходить, улететь – улетать etc.)
  • genitive plural forms for nouns, adjectives, possessive and demonstrative pronouns
  • prepositional plural forms for nouns, adjectives, possessive and demonstrative pronouns
  • dative plural forms for nouns, possessive and demonstrative pronouns
  • instrumental plural forms for nouns, possessive and demonstrative pronouns
  • comparative and superlative forms for adjectives and adverbs
  • complex sentences with subordinate clauses

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 Beginner's Russian with Interactive Online Workbook by Anna S. Kudima, Frank J. Miller, Olga E. Kagan throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying the book.

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Course dates 2018–19

October intake
Part 1: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 2: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 3: 15 April – 21 June 2019

January intake*
Part 1: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 2: 15 April – 21 June 2019
Part 3: 24 June – 26 July 2019

April intake*
Part 1: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 2: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 3: 14 January – 22 March 2019 
Part 4: 15 April – 21 June 2019

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