Course

Russian language courses

From the very first group lesson an experienced teacher will help you to build your vocabulary and understand how the language works. During these lessons we will also make use of an interactive, digital environment. The course focuses on speaking and listening skills. Additional work on grammar, as well as reading and writing skills, will support you in the language learning process. Your teacher will always be a (near-) native speaker, and the group lessons will be conducted in Russian. Instructions will only be given in Dutch or English if it’s absolutely necessary.  

After completing the second module, you will be able to communicate in Russian in everyday situations. 

Russian course modules

For available times for the courses below, please see the course dates and the registration form. The registration form shows the currently available groups.

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Attainment levels according to the CEFR:

  • Beginners: A1 (code: RU-1)
  • Basic Knowledge level: A2minus (code: RU-2)

Russian 1 (RU-1)

Russian 1 is suitable for people with no prior knowledge of Russian. In this module, you will gain basic knowledge of the language and will learn the Cyrillic alphabet. The focus is on speaking, reading and listening skills. You will also learn basic grammar and the most important vocabulary for initial contacts.  

Course material

  • Passport to Russia - third revised edition 1 (Textbook). (Louwerse, N. / Lubotsky, L. / Meijman, D. / Pluimgraaff, H.) Pegasus, 2011, ISBN 9789061433576.
  • Passport to Russia -  third revised edition 1 (Workbook). (Louwerse, N. / Lubotsky, L. / Meijman, D. / Pluimgraaff, H.) Pegasus, 2011, ISBN 9789061433583.

Date: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

A new round of courses starts in September. Registration opens end of June.

Certificate A1: upon completion of course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

 

Russian 2 (RU-2)

Russian 2 is suitable for people with basic knowledge of Russian and for people who have completed the previous course. After completing the second module, you will have a vocabulary of about 600 words and a good basis for communication in common, everyday situations.

Course material

  • Passport to Russia - third revised edition 1 (Textbook). (Louwerse, N. / Lubotsky, L. / Meijman, D. / Pluimgraaff, H.) Pegasus, 2011, ISBN 9789061433576.
  • Passport to Russia -  third revised edition 1 (Workbook). (Louwerse, N. / Lubotsky, L. / Meijman, D. / Pluimgraaff, H.) Pegasus, 2011, ISBN 9789061433583.

 

Date:  The registration form shows the actual available groups.

A new round of courses starts in September. Registration opens end of June

Certificate A2minus: upon completion of course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

 

 

 

Intake

You can register to a course by using our registration form. After registering, you will receive a confirmation.

Would you like to meet us for an intake? You can send an e-mail to languages-intake-RU to make an appointment, free of charge. Please already propose in your mail a date and a time when you come to an intake meeting.The appointment will take place at the Maastricht University Language Centre (Sint Servaasklooster 32).

Please book your intake well before the course is scheduled to begin. This will make it easier to make the appointment, and more likely that there will still be an available spot in the module that’s right for you.

Costs per course

  • UM students € 295
  • UM staff and alumni € 360
  • All other participants € 460

Certificate and ECTS credits

After completing a course you receive a participation certificate and three ECTS-credits. To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend at least 12 of the 14 lessons, be present at the final exam and have satisfactory results. To obtain these credits included on your degree certificate, you must submit a request to your Board of Examiners. Whether these credits are granted depends on your faculty.