Russian

Learn Russian with Courses in London and Online

Russian is the 8th most spoken language in the world in terms of native speakers and is one of the official languages of the United Nations. It is spoken by more than 150 million people across large parts of Central Asia and Eastern Europe including in Ukraine. Some words of Russian origin include 'beluga', 'cosmonaut', and 'mammoth'.

At City Lit we offer Russian language learning courses delivered through a communicative approach that emphasises speaking and listening skills through interactive classroom based learning. Whether you are a complete beginner, a tad rusty or already fluent and want to enjoy Russian conversation in an advanced course, we offer a range of Russian language courses during the daytime, evening and weekends to meet your needs.

Browse our Russian language courses below and enrol today!

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. Russian beginners: an introduction
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Marina De Yong
    Get off to a flying start in Russian. This is a stand alone course to give you a basic introduction to the Russian language.







    Please note: this course consists of 4 sessions over 3 weeks. The session dates are:



    - 25th and 27th March 2024



    - 8th and 10th of April 2024.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
  2. Russian advanced conversation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Inessa Ray
    This is a very advanced discussion group covering topical and cultural issues with relevant points of grammar, as and when necessary. You should have an advanced level of Russian (5 or more years of active learning).
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  3. Russian beginners: module 3
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Marina De Yong
    Improve your elementary Russian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on speaking and listening, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.Suitable if you have completed beginners: module 2 or equivalent.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  4. Russian beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Altannavch Murray
    Improve your elementary Russian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on speaking and listening, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.Suitable if you have completed beginners: module 2 or equivalent.
    Full fee £199.00
  5. Russian 2: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Altannavch Murray
    Improve your lower intermediate Russian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on speaking and listening, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.Suitable if you have completed Russian 2: module 2 or equivalent.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  6. Russian Through Art
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eugeniya Clark
    Learn Russian through culturally immersive language with the focus on Russian art. The emphasis is on developing listening and speaking skills. There will be some writing assignments too.







    This course is a continutation of Russian Through Art (offered in Term 2). The focus this term will be on Russian sculpture.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
  7. Russian 4: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alla Young
    Discuss cultural issues, aspects of Russian literature and other cultural matters and learn some advanced grammar. You should have studied Russian for three-four years and be reasonably fluent. Suitable if you have completed Russian 4: module 2 or equivalent.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00
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  8. Russian 2: declensions and verbs of motion
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eugeniya Clark
    Improve and practise your declension of nouns and adjectives. Consolidate the verbs of motion through oral and written activities. Suitable if you are attending a level 2 course or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00
  9. Explore St Petersburg
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anna Rioland
    Come and discover more about this famous Russian city, home to some of the country's most important writers, architecture and cultural institutions.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  10. Russian beginners: reading group
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Marina De Yong
    The course aims to develop students` basic reading skills in Russian.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £51.00
  11. Discover Russian
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 11 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Altannavch Murray
    Join this lively introduction to the Russian language and discover aspects of Russian language culture in this online communicative classes. Suitable for complete beginners.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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  12. the Cyrillic alphabet: an introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Marina De Yong
    This fascinating workshop offers complete beginners the opportunity to discover the characters of the Russian (Cyrillic) alphabet.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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