In this intermediate course, you will strengthen your conversation skills and expand your understanding of Russian grammar. We will also take advantage of online, audio and video materials to further optimize your learning. Participants are expected to have some proficiency in Russian or to have completed Russian Level 2 (formerly Beginner)or the equivalent.
We are not running Russian Levels 1-3 this January or April, however if you are interested in pursuing Russian language learning in spring 2023, note that you can enroll to the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies’ SLST110 Intensive Beginning Russian and SLST102 Beginning Russian II as an auditing student. To receive the department’s permission to audit a course, please fill out UVic Auditor Class Entry Form and send it to the course instructor. Once completed and signed by the instructor, your audit form will be sent to Office of the Registrar. Note that auditors are only formally registered into their course on January 22 (once the add deadline for degree seeking students to register has passed). You are encouraged to attend classes prior to that date starting January 9.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
improve cursive writing
apply the concept of stress in words and use 4 types of Russian intonation
form sentences using all 6 cases of Russian nouns
understand and use the concept of superlative of adjectives
distinguish between perfective and imperfective verbal aspects (делать – сделать, покупать – купить)
conjugate verbs of motion (идти – ехать)
recognize and distinguish multidirectional and unidirectional verbs of motion (идти – ходить, ехать – ездить)
understand role of prefixes used with verbs of motion (ехать: заехать, выехать, переехать, доехать, объехать, въехать, уехать, подъехать, проехать, съехать, отъехать, etc.)
describe people and feelings
talk about travelling and hobbies
We encourage students to participate in our language courses more than one time in order to truly learn the material taught over 10 lessons. It also gives you additional exposure to varying activities within each topic.
Our online hybrid language courses make language learning flexible and convenient. The use of both synchronous and asynchronous delivery styles allows for both real-time virtual classroom conversation practice (synchronous delivery) and self-paced study (asynchronous delivery). The synchronous delivery style will occur during the scheduled class dates and time, using Zoom for videoconferencing, chat and screen sharing for class instruction and pair/group work. The asynchronous delivery style uses Brightspace, an online environment where learners can access class materials and resources for self-paced study throughout the week. Educational activities can include exercises, readings, forums, audio/video files, quizzes, etc.
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).