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:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

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 together equates to one single transaction therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually.

Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 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
25 September 2019 Part 1 Wednesday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2020 Part 2 Wednesday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
22 April 2020 Part 3 Wednesday 6-8pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

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:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

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 together equates to one single transaction therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually.

Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 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
26 September 2019 Part 1 Thursday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 January 2020 Part 2 Thursday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
23 April 2020 Part 3 Thursday 6-8pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

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:

  • houses and flats
  • at home
  • your neighbourhood
  • food and drink
  • dining out
  • family and family members
  • family history

Grammar

You will learn:

  • nominative, genitive, accusative, prepositional singular forms for nouns, adjectives and pronouns
  • nominative, accusative plural forms for nouns, adjectives and pronouns
  • present and past tenses 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 etс.)

Part 2

Topics

In this term we will cover:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • imperfective verbs in the present tense
  • imperfective and perfective verbs in the past tense
  • dative and instrumental singular forms for nouns, adjectives and pronouns
  • expressing possibility, prohibition and necessity (мне нельзя кофе, тебе нужно время etc.)
  • adverbs and impersonal constructions (быстро, холодно etc.)
  • verbs of motion without a prefix (идти – ходить, бежать – бегать etc.)
  • verbs of motion with prefixes (прийти – приходить, убежать – убегать etc.)

Part 3

Topics

In this term we will cover:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • genitive plural forms for nouns, adjectives and pronouns (много наших старых друзей)
  • prepositional plural forms for nouns, adjectives and pronouns (на этих маленьких островах)
  • dative plural forms for nouns, adjectives and pronouns (тур по всем известным городам)
  • instrumental plural forms for nouns, adjectives and pronouns (с моими родными братьями)
  • comparative and superlative forms for adjectives and adverbs (новее, дороже, лучше)
  • complex sentences with subordinate clauses
  • the relative pronoun который

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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

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.

Who is this class for?

You should have a good basic knowledge of the Russian language and its grammar.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Russian language for approximately two years or 120 hours or equivalent.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Russian for about 140 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Russian for about 160 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

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 together equates to one single transaction therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually.

Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 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
23 September 2019 Part 1 Monday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
13 January 2020 Part 2 Monday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
20 April 2020 Part 3 Monday 6-8pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
**No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020
 

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:

  • everyday routines
  • time
  • leisure activities
  • interests and hobbies
  • Russian holidays
  • things to do on vacation
  • places to see on vacation

Grammar

You will learn:

  • Где? Куда? Откуда? with nouns (у друга, к врачу, от брата)
  • the possessive pronoun свой
  • months and dates (пятого сентября)
  • instrumental forms for nouns, adjectives, pronouns (с моими близкими друзьями)
  • complex sentences with если and когда clauses
  • the relative pronoun который
  • comparative forms of adjectives and adverbs (красивее, больше)

Part 2

Topics

In this term we will cover:

  • talking about yourself
  • family and friends
  • at home
  • in the city
  • shopping
  • transport
  • traveling

Grammar

You will learn:

  • case endings for nouns, adjectives, pronouns in the singular (наша младшая дочь)
  • case endings for nouns, adjectives, pronouns in the plural (мои дорогие дети)
  • ‘to have’ construction (у него не было денег)
  • complex sentences with чтобы clauses
  • numeral – noun agreement (два рубля, шесть братьев)
  • verbs of motion without prefixes (идти – ходить, нести – носить)
  • verbs of motion with prefixes (войти – входить, перевезти – перевозить)

Part 3

Topics

In this term we will cover:

  • in the restaurant
  • describing someone’s appearance
  • clothes and footwear
  • theatre and cinema
  • professional life
  • education
  • Russian traditions

Grammar

You will learn:

  • complex sentences with ли clauses
  • reflexive verbs (познакомиться, бояться)
  • verbal aspect and infinitives (смотреть/посмотреть, брать/взять)
  • verbal aspect in the past and in the future tenses (пил – выпил, буду есть – съем)
  • verbal gerunds (читая, вернувшись)
  • verbal participles (живущий, закрытый)
  • the passive voice (город основан Петром, дом строится)

Please note that there may be slight variations in content at the discretion of the tutor. These may result in the inclusion of additional content, when general progress is good, or in small variations determined by students' interests. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

We will use the book Once Upon a Time..., Zhili-Byli..., Textbook 2, l.V. Miller, l.V. Politova (2015) with CD for Textbook 2 and the website Learning to Communicate in Russian throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Evening Language Programme information evening

Come along to our information evening on 5 September 2019 to talk to our tutors and sign up for your language class.

Read more and register for the information evening

Course dates 2019–20

September intake
Part 1: 23 September – 6 December 2019
Part 2: 13 January – 27 March 2020
Part 3: 20 April – 12 June 2020*
Part 3: 20 April – 19 June 2020**

*For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.
** For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020).

January intake
Part 1: 13 January – 3 April 2020
Part 2: 20 April – 12 June 2020
Part 3: 15 June – 17 July 2020*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week.