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Course level


This course will help you

  • Gain a better understanding of sentence structures
  • Expand your knowledge of grammatical structures and expressions frequently used in spoken and written language
  • Enrich your vocabulary for such popular topics as culture, history, education, life abroad and more. 
  • Express your views and form questions in a clearer and more efficient way

Course materials

  • Engaging short stories from the reader “50 Russian texts” and other Russian readers
  • Supplementary materials for the short stories with activities and exercises prepared by the teacher
  • Audio recordings of the stories (slow version and natural speed version)

All course materials are prepared by the teacher.

Course programme

Урок 1: Мы и учеба. Ученый Михаил Ломоносов – рассказ о самом известном ученом в России.

Урок 2: Наши любимые города и улицы. Арбат – история самой известной улицы Москвы.

Урок 3: Жизнь в другой стране. Японские москвичи – история о японской семье, которая живет в России.

Урок 4: Праздники и отдых. История самого популярного российского праздника «Новый год».

Урок 5: Повторение уроков 1-4.

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!