Course Overview


Online Russian Levels 7&8 is an Elementary Russian course course for students who are already in the process of learning Russian. This is an intensive Russian course allowing you to take two Russian levels in 6 weeks and progress more quickly. Online Russian Levels 7&8 requires that you have previously studied Russian Level 6 or a course of at least 72 class hours. 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 

  • Talking about school subjects  
  • Discussing university departments 
  • Planning holidays/vacations 
  • Speaking about appearance and character 
  • Expressing needs 


Grammar points

  • Verbs of perfect and imperfect form; the past tense of the perfect form of verbs (process – result) 
  • Difference in the use of imperfective and perfectiveaspect verbs (repeatability of action – once/result; parallelism – sequence of actions) 
  • The use of imperfective and perfectiveaspect verbs in a complex sentence (parallelism – sequence) 
  • Constructions with the verbs «мочьдолженуметь» 
  • Dative singular  
  • Dative case of personal pronouns 
  • Demonstrative pronouns «этот – тот»  
  • The future tense of perfective verbs 
  • Constructions of time «зимойлетомвеснойосенью» 
  • Sentences with a generalized subject (impersonal sentences) 
  • Motion verbs with prefixes «при-, у-» of the perfectiveaspect in the past and future tenses 
  •  Dative case in direction constructions «к кому?» 
  • Genitive case in direction constructions «от кого 
  • Genitive case of nouns with prepositions of place («околослева отсправа отнапротив») 
  • Motion verbs with prefixes «при-, у-» of imperfective aspect 
  • Purpose expression (a complex sentence of the goal, with a conjunction чтобы) 
  • The instrumental case of nouns and personal pronouns in the singular 
  • Complex conditional sentences 
  • Imperative mood of the verbs of the 1st and 2nd conjugation 



  • Perfectiveaspect verbs 
  • Verbs governing the dative case 
  • Verbs «смотреть – видеть» and «слушать – слышать» 
  • Modal words «надо, нужно, можно, нельзя» 
  • Colours 
  • Clothes 
  • Gifts 
  • Names of months, seasons, natural phenomena 
  • Adverbs of place and direction 
  • Verbs governing the instrumental case «быть, работать, знакомиться, встречать-ся, советоваться» 


Class Information


  • Average class size 8 (maximum 12)
  • Students must be 18+ years old
  • Existing language ability: 72 class hours of previous Russian language study required
  • 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 + Wednesdays: 10th January – 16th February 2022

Tuesdays + Thursdays: 5th April – 19th May 2022*

Mondays + Wednesdays: 4th July – 10th August 2022

Tuesdays + Thursdays: 27th September – 3rd November 2022


*Due to the Easter holiday there is a break in the course on the 19th and 21st of April. The course still consists of 12 lessons however.


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.

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Online Russian Levels 7&8