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Course level


You are expected to be familiar with the following grammar:

Extensive knowledge of this grammar is NOT required!

  • Declension of adjectives and nouns (singular, plural)
  • Comparative forms of adjectives (больше, самый большой)
  • Imperfective and perfective verbs
  • Present, Past and Future Tenses
  • Basic and prefixed verbs of motion 
  • You need to be able to use Zoom and have a good Internet connection 

This course will enable you to

  • Improve understanding of grammatical constructions widely used in spoken and written language
  • Learn useful vocabulary for such popular topics as culture, history, technology, modern society and more
  • Express your views, ideas and formulate questions in Russian in a clearer and more efficient way

Study materials

  • Contemporary short stories from Russian readers and Internet adapted to required level
  • Supplementary material prepared by the teacher
  • Audio recordings of the stories

Number of lessons

10 +10+10 (each block of 10 sessions can be booked separately)

Lesson duration

Group lesson: 120 minutes

One-to-one lesson: 90 minutes

Where does the course take place?

Zoom video. Here is the link to Zoom website that will open in a new tab if you’d like to find out more about it.

If you are new to Zoom we can test your connection before you sign up for the course!

Before each lesson

  • You will be expected to read a short story. A file will be emailed to you along with a glossary one week in advance of the class. Please note that the glossary is provided to assist you, not to be memorised!
  • Lesson handouts will be emailed to you one week in advance of the class.

In the lesson

  • Q&A session
  • Brief revision of previous lesson(s)
  • Activities for practice and consolidation of essential grammatical constructions and vocabulary from the story
  • Discussions, interviews, role plays and small presentations

After the lesson you will receive (by email)

  • Zoom chat from the lesson + lesson notes
  • Homework and materials for the next lesson
  • Audio recordings of the story for revision and pronunciation practice

How to submit your homework

  • It can be typed in the email or Word document and then emailed to the teacher.
  • You can take a picture of your work and email it to the teacher as an attachment from your phone or laptop.

I look forward to meeting you on the course!