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Russian Courses for  Non-Beginners

Whether you can speak basic Russian or feel confident when holding a conversation with Russian native speakers, this is the right place for you. Here you can find courses for all levels EXCEPT for complete beginners.

Expand your vocabulary range, learn even more endings, and have a lot of fun when practising with other students. We will get you involved in all sorts of language activities, stimulating games, and role-playing. You’re simply going to love it! We will teach you practical phrases in a natural context. We promise to explain Russian grammar step by step and give you tips on how to avoid getting lost in the labyrinth of the ever-changing endings. We touch on Russian culture too, so that you know how to make Russian friends and avoid making cultural faux pas. If you're unsure of the level, we will be happy to assist. Get in touch and come for a free taster lesson! We promise that you will enjoy every single minute of it.

Let us take you on a beautiful and rewarding language adventure!


We welcome everyone who already speaks some Russian - from those with limited knowledge of the language to those who can hold a conversation with native speakers. You can choose from a number of evening, lunchtime and weekend courses over 5 levels of fluency. We will happily assess your level if needed and invite you to a free taster group class so that you can check if you like our teaching. Don't worry if you missed the starting date - you can still join in, and we can get you up to speed with the rest of the group! Not all of our courses are listed on the website so please simply get in touch whenever you are ready to improve your Russian and we will find you a suitable course. We welcome new students all year round with just a quick break for Christmas and Easter.

Small Groups

Because people learn best in a small group, we take between 5-7 students per class. Small groups mean plenty of opportunity for you to practice Russian (there is nowhere to hide!), individual attention, and regular feedback from your teacher. You won't get it if you learn with 15+ fellow students!

Come and see it for yourself!

Talented Teachers

We all are Russian native speakers, of course! We have a formal education - Master degree in Russian Language and Literature from great universities and we've completed Teaching Russian as a Second Language Training as well as thousands of hours of teaching experience. We know the job inside out and simply love it - you couldn't be luckier!Come and see us in action!

Great course! The teacher is very nice and competent, she tried to adapt the class to our needs (mostly conversational). A maximum of 6 students, which is good so everyone could participate. Now, next level with upper beginner course!


Morgane Le Berre

Superb, highly recommended. I've taken the beginner and advanced beginner Russian course and am really enjoying it and learning lots. My teacher Tatsiana is great!


Donald Winchester


Central London
We are on your way home - based near Holborn, 5 minutes' walk from Chancery Lane (Central Line) or Farringdon (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines) stations.
14 Leather Lane, EC1N 7SU, London

Level 2 - Upper Beginners

Suitable for students with very limited knowledge of basic Russian expressions and grammar or those who completed a 20-hour course for complete beginners

(see Level 1 Course Content)

Christmas Break: 20 December - 5 January


Level 2 - Course Content

  • I have a passport and Russian visa. You will learn how to say “I have” in Russian and learn vocabulary for the things you will definitely need when traveling.

  • Welcome to our hotel! You will learn all the essential on how to fill in the check-in form and make your stay in Russia enjoyable.

  • My family is big. You will learn to talk about their job, interests and many more.

  • Location, location. You will learn how to use the locative case and talk about places you are in.

  • When I was in Russia... You will learn to talk about past events.

  • My hobbies - you will be talking about your interests and ways of spending time outside the office.

  • Do you go to the gym in the morning or evening? You will learn parts if the day.

  • Enough is enough. Learn how to say ”Enough of working today, let's have some rest!”

  • What time is it? Am I running late? You will learn to tell the time.

  • Whatever the weather. You will learn to complain about the weather and enjoy the sunshine.

  • Days of the week and parts of the day. You will learn to talk about your weekly routine and plans for the weekend.

  • Let’s go out to a Russian restaurant! You will learn how to book a table, ask for the menu, enquire about the dishes, and ask for the bill.

  • We'll touch on new grammar but don’t worry - we will make it easy and slow!​


Level 3 - Improvers

Ideal for everyone who completed 40-hours of classes or those who are familiar with the curriculum we cover on Level 1 and 2 

Christmas Break: 20 December - 5 January


Level 3 - Course Content

  • Tell me about your day and I can tell you who you are. Share your daily routine and talk about your free time.

  • My flat is nice and big. You will learn how to describe objects and have fun with Russian endings.

  • You look fabulous! You will learn how to make complements.

  • Baikal is the largest lake in the world. You will learn to master superlative degree of adjectives in Russian

  • You speak too fast. Can you drive slowly? You will learn to use Russian adverbs correctly.

  • Am I allowed to take a picture at the Hermitage? You will learn how to ask for permission and understand what Russian world нельзя stands for.

  • I can do it! I'm not able to do it.  You will learn how to talk about the things you know how to do or are unable to do.

  • Myself and people around me - you will learn to talk about your nationality, languages you speak, country you come from and many more.

  • Let's count numbers - numerals 100-1000.

Level 4 - Upper Improvers 

Ideal for everyone who completed about 60-hours of classes or those who are familiar with the curriculum we cover on Level 1, 2 and 3

Christmas Break: 20 December - 5 January


Level 4 - Course Content

  • I'm starving! Let's get some groceries for dinner. You will learn to understand recipes and pick up ingredients.

  • It fits you well! Let us take you shopping. You will be asking for different sizes and colours, talk fashion and have fun putting together stylish outfits. 

  • This vs That. “This car is new and that car is old.”

  • Let’s borrow some words from other languages! You will learn useful international verbs and nouns.

  • Why don’t we design and furnish our flats and offices! You will learn to name pieces of furniture and describe where they are.

  • Which floor? 2nd please. What date? 21st of March. You will learn to count ordinal numbers.

  • ​Walking, driving, swimming, and flying - we will get you on the move with verbs of motion.

  • How can we get there? Let’s take the tube! You will learn about public transport.

  • Travelling the world - you will learn to talk about the pleasure of visiting new places and meeting new people.

  • Does time go, lie or run in Russian? Does snow fall or go?

  • Let’s talk big numbers - numerals 1000-100000.

Trial Lesson

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Level 5 - Advanced Improvers 

This is the first A2 level course, ideal for everyone who completed about 80-hours of classes or those who are familiar with the curriculum we cover on Level 1, 2, 3 and 4

Christmas Break: 20 December - 5 January


Level 5 - Course Content

  • Let's speak Russian! You will learn all the essentials of how to express orders and polite requests, all in the Imperative mood.

  • Perfective and Imperfective verbs. You will learn how to express an action spreading over a period of time or a single time action.

  • Happy Birthday! Let's plan a party!

  • Adam speaking, how can I help? You will learn all about how to talk on the Russian phone.

  • This is my CV - You will learn to talk about your education, work experience etc.

  • Strong, stronger, the strongest. You will learn to compare things.

  • Genitive case of personal pronouns. You will learn how to say “ I'm cold" or "I'm interested."

  • Verbs with prefixes and how prefixes can change the meaning of the verb.

  • Need to, have to, be allowed to, be forbidden from

  • Learn about Russian traditions, superstitions and beliefs and things you should never say or do in Russia.

Level 6 - Lower Intermediate

This is the second A2-level course, ideal for everyone who completed about 100-hours of classes or those who are familiar with the curriculum we cover on Levels 1-5

Christmas Break: 20 December - 5 January


Level 6 - Course Content

  • Asking questions. Let's practice how to ask questions and revise the question words and add some new to your list.

  • Travelling the world - you will learn to talk about the pleasure of visiting new places and meeting new people.

  • Genitive case - we will take you through all the endings so that you can successfully say “There are 5 forks and 6 knives but no spoon on the table” in Russian.

  • Which floor? 2nd, please. What date? 21st of March. You will learn to count ordinal numbers.

  • Expressing negatives in Russian. You will learn how to say “I don’t have a car” or “We have no questions”.

  • Let's cook something Russian! You will learn to appreciate Russian cuisine.

  • Your daily routine and house work. 

  • In the mood for shopping? Let's do it! Be it groceries, clothes, home wear or books.

Level 7 - Lower Intermediate 2

This is the third A2-level course, ideal for everyone who completed about 120-hours of classes or those who are familiar with the curriculum we cover on Levels 1-6

Christmas Break: 20 December - 5 January


Level 7 - Course Content

  • Let's dream in Russian and learn how to say "If I could play football, I would have become a famous footballer".

  • Have you lost your wallet? Or have you found it once you had lost all hope of getting it back? Learn how to differentiate between verbs to lose, to search for, to find, to find out.

  • What were you doing when visiting Russia? Did you have any adventures when staying in Moscow? Learn how to amuse people with all kind of stories about your recent trip to Russia.

  • Let's plan a business trip! Are we taking a private jet or a speed train?  Are we met at the airport by the chauffeur? Learn all the essentials for a successful business trip, all in Russian.

  • Learn how to offer an advice or ask for one, all using the Dative case. And a few easy to apply rules to say " I like English poetry", "I need some help", "Politics is important to me." 

  • I'm feeling under the weather. Learn how to describe the symptoms.

Level 8 - Lower Intermediate 3

This is the third A2-level course, ideal for everyone who completed about 140-hours of classes or those who are familiar with the curriculum we cover on Levels 1-7

Christmas Break: 20 December - 5 January


Level 8 - Course Content

  • Let's plan a business trip, dream holiday and learn how to write an itinerary using verbs of motion. 

  • Learn how to ask and tell people's age with the help of the Dative case.

  • "I'm happy on Friday, but very sad on Monday". "It was a great party! I had lots of fun." 
    Feelings and emotions in Russian. 

  • Do you like Russian cuisine more than Italian cuisine? Have you tried Ephiopian one? Did you like it? 

  • I'm feeling unwell and having a headache. I need to see a doctor. You will learn to talk about health and wellbein.

  • Let's go on (Russian) holiday! Hotel or AirBnB? Learn the essentials on how to book a room/flat, make changes to your booking or let the host know  your requirements. 

  • Household chores. Do you have to clean house every week or it can wait for a month? Do you prefer cooking or washing dishes?

Trial Lesson

Come and see us in action

Missing a Class

We understand that missing a class is sometimes unavoidable.

In order to help you to catch up on a missed session, we will email you information about the topics and pages you need to cover before your next class. You may wish to consider booking an additional individual catch-up lesson with one of our teachers, who will get you up to speed with your course. The fee is £39/hour, and you can book it here (select "tester lesson").

We are unable to offer you a space in another group when you miss a class. The reason is simple - we don't have two groups on the very same level at a particular time. We also think that inviting students from other groups may disrupt the pace of a class and cause inconvenience to other students. We hope you will understand.


Take your time when booking a course as we offer no refund if you change your mind at any point for whatever reason. It works in the same way as a plane ticket reservation. Once you sign up for a course, your space is secured and it will not be offered to anyone else. From that moment you will not be able to switch to another course, transfer money towards individual lessons or any other product advertised on our website, or to request a refund. This is down to the fact that we have limited spaces available in each group and once a course is confirmed we need to make sure we can run it for the promised number of weeks with no disruptions. Please be advised that we offer no refund for any unattended classes (see “Missing a Class”). If at any point you ask to move a level up or down we will check if there is a space available. If none is available, you may wish to continue studying with your current group, so you don't loose your classes as  there is no option of suspending attendance in one group and joining another group at a later date.

You are entitled to a full refund in case your course gets cancelled due to low numbers. You will be offered alternatives, and in case there is nothing suitable, we will sort out your refund promptly and send it back to you based on your original method of payment. See our Terms and Conditions/Refund.

Course Book

We use the course book titled "Поехали!"/"Let's go!", book 1 by Stanislav Chernyshov. Some of our groups use the 2019 edition; ISBN 978-5-907123-00-7, while other use the previous edition. Please get in touch for details before you purchase your course book.

Please be advised that the course book is not included in the course fee. You can purchase it on the Internet or from any larger bookshop with a decent language section (we will advise you on where you can buy it). For your convenience, we will provide photo copies for the first couple of lessons.

With the 2019 edition, during our Level 2 course, you will cover chapters 9-16, Level 3 - chapters 17-23, Level 4 - chapters 24-30. For Level 5 and above, you will use book 2.

Having Two Teachers

Most of our courses are taught by one teacher, but some may be shared between two teachers. It's actually pretty good to be exposed to different teaching techniques - the results are amazing! In rare occasions such as maternity leave or the end of the contract, we may need to change your teacher. It’s our job to make sure the transition is smooth and causes no disruption to your classes so that you can enjoy each lesson.