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 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!

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  1. Unravelling Russian and its links with Old Slavonic
    Course Date:  Wed 23 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Old Slavonic was the first Slavic literary language. Old Slavonic played a pivotal role in the formation of the Russian literary language. Historians credit the 9th-century Byzantine missionaries Saints Cyril and Methodius with standardising the language and using it in translating the Bible and other Ancient Greek ecclesiastical texts as part of the Christianization of the Slavs. In this lecture you will discover how Old Slavonic influenced modern Russian.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  2. Russian beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 14 Jul 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 module 2 or equivalent and provides a bridge into Russian 2 module 1 in September.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
  3. Cyrillic alphabet
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 20 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This fascinating workshop offers complete beginners the opportunity to discover the characters of the Russian (Cyrillic) alphabet.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  4. Discover Russian
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 22 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. Get an insight in some cultural facts. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
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  5. Russian intensive: a journey for beginners in summer
    Course Date:  Mon 9 Aug 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to speak Russian on this intensive, week-long course. We will focus on the practical use of the language and the development of speaking and listening skills.

    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
  6. Russian 3: module 1
    Course Date:  Mon 20 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable if you have completed Russian 2 or have an equivalent level.Further develop your listening and speaking skills and gain an insight into aspects of Russian culture.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £109.00
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  7. Russian 2: module 1
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 21 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable if you have completed Russian beginners modules 1-3 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
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  8. Russian beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 21 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to speak Russian on this communicative course . The emphasis is on speaking and understanding, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
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  9. Russian 4: module 1
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 23 Sep 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. Suitable if you have completed 'Russian 3' 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
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  10. Russian beginners at a gentle pace: module 1
    Course Date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    The course aims to develop beginner students` reading language skills in Russian.The emphasis is on speaking and understanding, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.Suitable for beginners who would like to learn at a slower pace.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £134.00
  11. Russian Through Art
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 29 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable if you have completed Russian at Level 3, Level 4 or above. Learn Russian through this culturally immersive language course with the focus on Russian art. The emphasis is on developing listening and speaking skills. There will be some writing assignments too.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £109.00
  12. Russian 5 advanced conversation
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 5 Oct 2021

    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 ( 4 years or more) of Russian.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £109.00
  13. Russian 3/4 reading group
    Course Date:  Mon 18 Oct 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.

    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 £47.00 Concession £36.00
  14. Russian 2: verbs, tenses and adjectives
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 27 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Practise and consolidate perfective and imperfective verb aspects, future tense, and comparative forms of adjectives through oral and written activities.Suitable if you are attending a level 2 course or have equivalent knowledge.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
  15. Celebrating the New Year - Russian style
    Course Date:  Thu 9 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00

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