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.

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 £225 (£240 after 4 January)
  • the whole year for £530 (£565 after 4 January)

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2018 Part 1 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Book now
18 January 2018 Part 2 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
9 April 2018 Part 2 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Coming soon
12 April 2018 Part 3 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
5 October 2017 Part 1 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) 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
  • 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.

Contact us

Kate Bielawska and Kai Zs
Short Course Administrators

[email protected]

+44(0)20 3506 9900

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.