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Russian – Introductory 1

Da or nyet?! Russian is best learnt when both written and oral skills are taught together within the context of the Russian way of life. Russian culture is, therefore, an essential part of this eight-week beginners course designed to help you learn the basic language skills necessary for communicating in Russian.


This course is for beginners and those who wish to gain an introduction to Russia’s language and culture. It is suitable for anyone who is interested in Russia and its language and culture; has a Russian-speaking partner; or is planning to visit Russia or its neighbouring states where Russian is spoken.

Dr Olga Surorva is an exceptionally well qualified and experienced linguist, translator and teacher – there is no one in Wellington better suited to teaching you about the Russian language and culture. “Da” learn Russian now!

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".

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