Course Overview 


Introduction to Russian is a Beginners Russian course for students who have never studied the Russian language before. This is a less intensive course than our 6-week Level 1 Russian course, allowing you to ease your way into the language at a slower and more relaxed pace. At the end of the 10-week Introduction course, students can then join the Level 2 class. If you’re unsure of your level, then take our quick Russian language test here, or check our levels chart. 


Our Russian language classes take place at our school in Covent Garden with a qualified, experienced teacher and fellow students. Evening language classes at IH London are dynamic and interactive as the emphasis is on spoken communication, which is achieved through lots of group work and role-plays. At the same time, there is systematic work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, so that you can improve on all aspects of the language. Your teacher speaks in the target language throughout, so that you can refine your comprehension and listening skills. 


Course Content


Communication points

– Greetings, farewell 

– Forms of getting acquainted/introduced 

– Russian male and female names/patronymics 


Grammar points

– Principles of reading 

– Animate and inanimate nouns 

– Gender of nouns 

– Demonstrative pronouns «этотэтаэтоэти» 

– Personal pronouns in Nominative and Accusative cases; special questions «Кто это, «Кто он/она?», «Как его/её зовут 

– General questions «Это …?» 

– Special questions «Кто это?», «Что это?», «Где он/она/они?» 

– Present tense of imperfective verbs of the first conjugation («знатьдумать») 

– Present tense of imperfective verbs of the second conjugation говорить»)  



– Alphabet 

– Professions (difference by gender) 

– Adverbs of manner & adverbs of place 

– Numbers 0-100 



I Love Russian (A1)* 

Units 1 & 2


* Coursebooks are to be purchased after the first lesson and are required for the course. Books will be available to purchase from reception on the day of your second lesson.


Course Information 


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 15) 


Class Schedule 


  • The classes are 1.5 hours per week 
  • The course runs for 10 weeks 
  • The course takes place on Friday evenings 18:00 – 19:30 
  • The possible study options for this course are as follow: 


6th October – 8th December 2023

12th January – 15th March 2024

12th April – 14th June 2024

5th July – 13th September 2024*

4th October – 6th December 2024


*There is a week’s break in the course from 29th July – 2nd August 2024 for the summer holiday. The course still consists of 10 lessons spread out over 11 weeks.


This language course includes: 


  • Access to our online platform to download lesson summaries, notes and resources 
  • Support and advice from Russian language teachers 
  • Russian language study tips 

Need assistance choosing your course?

Take a look at our FAQs page which has lots of information about our classes.

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