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Russian courses

TaalTaal offers quality Russian courses on several levels. Our groups are small and dynamic, so you will have lots of personal attention and guidance.

TaalTaal is an official partner of the Pushkin Institute and we are the only official exam center for Russian in The Netherlands.

The new season starts in the week of 22 April 2024 and consists of 11 lessons of 120 minutes.

It is possible to sign up for a course that is already running. Please take into account about 2.5 hours of self-study and homework next to the regular courses.

Are you interested in signing up? Please use the sign up buttons located under each course description. If you have any questions, you're welcome to call us, send an e-mail or use the contact form.

NOTE: if you prefer all instruction and lesson materials to be in English, you can sign up for the "Russian/EN" courses, which may be beneficial for beginner levels.

OK Starting September 2023, TaalTaal will offer an upgraded course program with regular lessons of 2 hours each so that you will make progress more quickly at a pace that's still comfortable. If you're an existing student and would like to learn which follow-up class is the best fit for you, please feel free to contact us.

Please note: private lessons and intensive courses can be started at any time.

Course overview

Russian Start 1 (A0-A1)

week commencing 22 April
€385

Description: This course is suitable for beginners who have no previous knowledge of the Russian language.

For whom: You will receive an introduction to the Russian language. You will know the gender of nouns, simple verbal forms and grammar constructions. You will be able to have a short and easy conversation in Russian. You will also be able to read and write the Cyrillic alphabet.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Tuesday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs
* Wednesday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

book

Ruslan Russisch 1 Tekstboek (Nederlands) €36.00

(ISBN: 9789061433828)

book

Ruslan Russisch 1 Werkboek (Nederlands) €20.00

(ISBN: 9789061433835)

Russian Start 2 (A1)

week commencing 22 April
€385

Result after the course: Your Russian vocabulary will be larger. You will have learned more grammar: a number of cases of singular nouns, forms of adjectives and the past tense of the verb. You will be able to make yourself understood on several everyday topics and you will be able to interact in a simple way provided the other person speaks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Friday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

book

Ruslan Russisch 1 Tekstboek (Nederlands) €36.00

(ISBN: 9789061433828)

book

Ruslan Russisch 1 Werkboek (Nederlands) €20.00

(ISBN: 9789061433835)

Russian Progress 1 (A1-A2)

week commencing 22 April
€385

Result after the course: You will know ordinal numerals up to one hundred and you will have learned verb aspects and more complex grammatical systems. You will be familiar with a number of set grammatical constructions and your active and passive vocabulary will have expanded. You will be able understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Friday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

book

Ruslan 2 Russisch Tekstboek €36.00

(ISBN: 9789061433859)

book

Ruslan 2 Russian Workbook €20.00

(ISBN: 9781912397082)

Russian Progress 2 (A2)

week commencing 22 April
€385

Result after the course: You will know how to tell the time and will have learned the comparative degree of the adjective and the future tense of the verb. You will be able to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Tuesday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs
* Thursday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs
* Sunday between 16:30 and 18:30 hrs (ONLINE)

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

book

Ruslan 2 Russisch Tekstboek €36.00

(ISBN: 9789061433859)

book

Ruslan 2 Russian Workbook €20.00

(ISBN: 9781912397082)

Russian Resultat 1 (A2+)

week commencing 22 April
€385

Result after the course: You will know how to use a double negative and you will have learned more prepositions and set expressions. You will begin to understand some nuances of grammar and the use of words. You will be able to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Thursday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

book

Ruslan 3 €36.00

(ISBN: 9781899785407)

Russian Resultat 2 (A2-B1)

week commencing 22 April
€385

Result after the course: You will have learned how to form and to use the past active participle in the nominative case, aspects of the imperative, past gerund and past gerund of reflexive verbs. You will understand more nuances of grammar and the use of words. You will be able to deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Wednesday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

book

Ruslan 3 €36.00

(ISBN: 9781899785407)

Russian Resultat 3 (B1)

week commencing 22 April
€385

Result after the course: You will have learned the short and the long form of the past passive participle, the present gerund and nouns that decline as adjectives. You will have also revised the verbs of motion and cases. You will be able to produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Tuesday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

book

Ruslan 3 €36.00

(ISBN: 9781899785407)

Russian Conversation A+ (A2-B1)

week commencing 22 April
€295

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs (ONLINE)

Russian Conversation B (B1)

week commencing 22 April
€295

Description: The course will provide students with the opportunities to engage in a variety of speaking activities during the conversation sessions, and also highlight the specific grammar elements of the Russian language that pose the greatest problems through the grammar workshops. By combining Russian grammar with real conversational practice, you will reach a level where you can communicate effectively much more quickly.

For whom: This course suits students whose level of Russian is minimum B1.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Saturday between 10:30 and 12:00 hrs

The teacher uses his/her own material. Current news from newspaper and magazine articles as well as video and audio fragments are discussed during this course.

Russian/EN Start 1 (A0-A1)

week commencing 22 April
€385

For whom: This course is for English speakers. The contents is the same as for Russian Start 1 and is suitable for total beginners who do not speak Russian (or Dutch).

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Tuesday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs
* Wednesday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs (ONLINE)
* Wednesday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

book

Ruslan Russian 1 Textbook (English) €36.00

(ISBN: 9781899785834)

book

Ruslan Russian 1 Workbook €20.00

(ISBN: 9781912397013)

Russian/EN Start 2 (A1)

week commencing 22 April
€385

For whom: This course is for English speakers. The contents is the same as for Russian Start 2 and is suitable for beginners with level A0-A1 or who finished the Start 1 course.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Monday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs (ONLINE)
* Tuesday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs
* Friday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

book

Ruslan Russian 1 Textbook (English) €36.00

(ISBN: 9781899785834)

book

Ruslan Russian 1 Workbook €20.00

(ISBN: 9781912397013)

Intensive Russian Course

€975

Description: An intensive course is given privately (for 1 person) and consists of 15 contact hours divided over 1 or 2 weeks, for example 5 consecutive days of 3 hours each. The exact configuration can be discussed with the teacher for best possible results. Please do take into account time needed for self-study and homework.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  flexible

Lesson method: Any lesson method may be used, but as an indication, you can consider one of the following standard books.

book

Ruslan Russisch 1 Tekstboek (Nederlands) €36.00

(ISBN: 9789061433828)

book

Ruslan Russisch 1 Werkboek (Nederlands) €20.00

(ISBN: 9789061433835)

book

Ruslan 2 Russian Textbook €36.00

(ISBN: 9781899785483)

book

Ruslan 2 Russian Workbook €20.00

(ISBN: 9781912397082)

book

Ruslan 2 Russisch Tekstboek €36.00

(ISBN: 9789061433859)

book

Ruslan 3 €36.00

(ISBN: 9781899785407)

Our Philosophy

* Quality education by experienced teachers * Focus on practical results * Lots of conversation * Excellent return on price + time investment * Excursions with teacher and fellow students (on request) * Accelerated courses available *