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  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)

Russian1 is for people with no prior knowledge of Russian. Once you have completed this module, you will be able to:

  • read and write the Russian Alphabet;
  • greet people as well as introduce yourself and others;
  • ask for and provide personal details;
  • talk about your family;
  • describe your house, neighbourhood, city;
  • ask and give directions;
  • express wishes, likes and dislikes;
  • get around in shops, inquire about prices;
  • conduct simple discussions in present and future tenses;
  • talk about daily activities such as work or sports.

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 February 2019.

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 be able to:

  • conduct simple conversations about daily activities;
  • ask and give an opinion;
  • talk about the past and future plans about study, work and travels;
  • make a phone call and leave a message;
  • invite someone to a party, birthday;
  • make an appointment;
  • talk about Russian holidays and express dates, months;
  • give compliments;
  • talk about the weather, winter and summer activities.​

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 February 2019.

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

 

 

Registration and intake

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

No intake is needed. Just register for the beginner’s course if you have no knowledge of the language yet or would like to start from the beginning.  You can register for a second course if you have prior knowledge and believe the higher level better suits your need. During the first lesson the teacher reserves the right to advise a lower or higher level if better suited given your current knowledge level.

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.