Course Summary

Russian Elementary 1 is an 18-hour course designed for beginners who wish to learn to speak, read, write and understand basic Russian used in everyday situations.

There are no upcoming sessions at this time

The following topic will be covered:

  • Introduction to the Russian alphabet and Russian sounds
  • Key words and phrases (including greetings and addressing someone, introductions, personal information, asking for directions)
  • Basic structures/grammar of the language (genders of nouns, plural of nouns and adjectives)
  • Numbers
  • Vocabulary building
  • Ongoing practice through listening, reading, writing and engaging in dialogues in a group environment
  • Cultural references to assist in understanding the application of Russian in everyday life

By the end of this course students should be able to:

  • Read and write the Russian alphabet and words learnt during the course;
  •  Understand and use basic phrases to greet people and introduce themselves;
  • Use the present tense of some verbs;
  • Engage in simple conversations and exchange personal information about their names, nationality, telephone numbers, asking for detections;
  • Understand basic counting and numerical forms in Russian;
  • Commence understanding the grammar structure behind the content learnt in a friendly and collaborative learning environment;
  • Gain basic background information on some values and customs of Russian-speaking communities.

No prior knowledge of Russian required

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Textbook details: Get Started in Russian: Teach Yourself (Teach Yourself Beginner’s Languages), Author: Rachel Farmer, Binding: Paperback, Publisher: Teach Yourself Books, Published: 04 March 2014 ISBN 13: 9781444174892 / ISBN 10: 1444174894
    Available at:Language International Bookshop, Kew
    Foreign Language Bookshop

For further information please contact the Languages Centre on 9652 0677 or email languages@cae.edu.au

***Cancellations or postponements are notified 48 hours before class commencement. Please consider this before purchasing class materials***

The course is ideal for people who intend to travel to Russia or to a Russian speaking country for work or leisure.