Course Summary

This course is designed for people who plan to travel or work in Russia. The main aim of the course is to enable the students to cope with day-to-day situations and to communicate effectively in Russian, building on the ability they have acquired in Russian Elementary 1. It is ideal for those who wish to gain further cultural insights.

Language Modules at CAE


Elementary:  Levels 1 to 6

Understands and communicates simple personal and work-related messages.

Intermediate: 1 – 4

Understands and communicates any important information both in writing and orally.

Advanced: 1 – 4

–  Can understand, communicate and put into practice standard information both in everyday life and work related situations.

–  Puts complex information into practice, both in everyday life and in work situations, presentations and meetings.

Proficient: 1 – 4

Expert: 1 – 6

If you have previous knowledge in a particular language, we will be happy to suggest a course for you, give us a call and we will assess your skills. 9652 0611

Course Sessions

Tuesday, 29th May - 9 classes

Session ID DLV73802C
29 May - 24 Jul 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)

The following topics will be covered in this course:

  • Further understanding and use of times and dates in Russian.
  • Building the everyday use of numbers including ordinal numbers.
  • Everyday situations and practical application of the language (leisure activities, expressing likes and dislikes, talking about meals and daily routines, home, family etc.)
  • Continued vocabulary building.
  • Handwritten Russian script.
  • Ongoing practice through listening, reading, writing and engaging in dialogues in a group environment.
  • Further building of understanding of the grammar structure in a collaborative and friendly 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:

  • Express time and dates in Russian;
  • Effectively use numerals;
  • To read and write Russian script;
  • To cope with everyday situations (hotel, airport, meals etc);
  • Engage in simple conversations such as daily routines, sport, and family;
  • Further develop understanding of grammar structures behind the content learnt;
  • Feel more comfortable travelling and interacting with people in Russian speaking countries.

Russian Elementary 1 or equivalent of about 18 hours of previous study.


N.B. CAE withdrawal policy does not allow for refund or transfer once the course has started in the event that the level of the class is not suitable.

  • 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

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

Suitable for students who have some knowledge of the basic structures of the Russian Language and are able to communicate by giving some information about themselves.

Last updated: April 18, 2018 12:30pm