Course Overview


Online Russian Levels 1&2 is a Beginners Russian course for students who have never studied the Russian language before. This is an intensive Russian course allowing you to take two Russian levels in 8 weeks and progress more quickly. If you’re unsure of your level, then take our quick Russian language level test here or check our levels 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
  • Speaking about family ties/tree 
  • Talking about your age 
  • Speaking about countries and languages; nationalities 
  • Asking and telling the time 


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»)  
  • Possessive pronouns «мой/моя/моё», questions «ЧейЧьяЧьё?/Чьи 
  • Genitive «У кого? есть что?» 
  • Forms of genitive case construction «Откуда Вы…?» – «Я из …» 
  • Dative construction «Сколько лет…?», «Мне … год/года/лет» 
  • Numerals 2, 3, 4 changing the case of nouns (Genitive) 
  • Verb combination «говорить по-русски»question «Как вы говорите по-русски?» 
  • Special questions «ПочемуКогда 



  • Alphabet 
  • Professions (difference by gender) 
  •  Adverbs of manneradverbs of place 
  •  Numbers 0-100 
  •  Names of personal items 
  • Group verbs «говорить/читать/понимать по-русски; изучать/знать/понимать русский язык» 
  • Adjectives: antonyms «старший – младший» 
  • Adverbs «уже-ещё», «много-мало» 



I Love Russian (A1)* 

Units 1 – 4


* Coursebooks are to be purchased after the first lesson and are required for the course. 


Course Information 


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 12) 
  • 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 1.5 hours each, twice a week
  • The course runs for 8 weeks 
  • The course takes place on Saturdays 18:30 – 20:00 
  • The possible study options for this course are as follows: 


Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6th February – 28th March 2024

Mondays & Wednesdays: 8th April – 31st May 2024*

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11th June – 1st August 2024

Mondays & Wednesdays: 12th August – 2nd October 2024*

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 15th October – 5th December


*Due to the bank holiday, there is no lesson on Monday 27th May. The lesson will be rescheduled to Friday 31st May unless otherwise agreed with the teacher.

*Due to the Summer Bank Holiday, there is no lesson on the Monday 26th August 2024. The lesson will be rescheduled to Friday 30th August unless otherwise agreed with the 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 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.

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

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