Learn Russian - Online Courses

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 Eastern Europe and central Asia. 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.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Browse our Russian language courses below and enrol today!

  1. Russian 4 reading group part 2

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 1 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course aims to reinforce and develop further study of Russian using adapted texts from the Zlatoust library books range. Unadapted books are also available as an option, depending on students' interests.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  2. Russian intensive: a journey for beginners in spring

    Russian intensive: a journey for beginners in spring

    Course Date: Mon 22 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Get ready for a new challenge and join this intensive course for complete beginners. The emphasis is on speaking and understanding, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  3. Russian 2: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. Russian beginners: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue learning to speak Russian on this communicative course for near beginners. The emphasis is on speaking and understanding, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.Suitable if you have completed Russian beginners:module 1 or equivalent.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  5. Russian 5

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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 ( 4-5 years).

    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: £121.00

  6. Russian 3: module 3

    Russian 3: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Further develop your listening and speaking skills and gain an insight into aspects of Russian culture.Suitable if you have completed Russian 3: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: £121.00

  7. Russian beginners: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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: £121.00

  8. Russian 4: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Discuss topical 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
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Russian Through Art

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 28 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Develop your knowledge of Russian art while developing speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills in this culturally immersive language course.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  10. Russian beginners reading group

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 5 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The course aims to develop beginner students` reading language 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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  11. Explore St. Petersburg: Three centuries of history and culture

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 8 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and discover more about this famous Russian city, home to some of the country's most important writers, architecture and cultural institutions. A must for those interested in all things Russian.

    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

  12. An introduction to Russian Literature

    Course Date: Thu 4 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore and discuss the work of four key writers from 19th century Russian literature, including Gogol’s The Overcoat, Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Dostoevsky's Notes from the Underground and Chekhov's Lady with Lapdog.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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