Course Overview


Online Russian Level 1 is a Beginners Russian course for students who have never studied the Russian language before. If you’re unsure of your level, then take our quick Russian language level test here, or check our level chart.


Our Online Russian language classes take place via Zoom with a qualified, experienced teacher and fellow students. The interactive lessons emulate our face-to-face classes, and via teacher screen-sharing, students are able to experience a live classroom environment. From vocabulary activities and covering grammar points on the white board, to listening exercises, file sharing and ‘break-out rooms’ to practise speaking with classmates, students can learn without leaving the comfort of their homes. Take a look at an example of one of our online classes in this video.


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 


Class Information


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 10)
  • Students must be 18+ years old
  • Existing language ability: this is a course for complete beginners
  • Classes will take place via Zoom


Class Schedule


  • The classes are 2 hours per week
  • The course runs for 6 weeks
  • The course takes place on weekday evenings 18:30 – 20:30
  • The possible study options for this course are as follow:


Mondays: 11th January – 15th February 2021
Tuesdays: 13th April – 18th May 2021
Wednesdays: 7th July – 11th August 2021
Thursdays: 30th September – 4th November 2021

If your class falls on a Bank Holiday Monday it is rescheduled to another day TBC with your teacher. 


What do you need for an online class?


To get the most from this course you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • A web camera on or attached to the device you are using
  • An integrated microphone in the device you are using or an attached headset
  • The day before your course, you will be sent via email all the details you need to connect to the IH London Zoom classroom


This language course includes:


  • Access to our Moodle 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.

FAQs – Foreign Languages
  1. Course selection
  2. Personal details
  3. Transfer
  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

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