Winter Session begins January 2, 2023.  

Registration now open!

TMORA offers multiple levels of Beginning Russian Language classes offered virtually through Zoom.  Classes are held weekly for 10 consecutive weeks.  Class size will be limited to 8 students for each course. Adult students only.

For those with Russian language experience, a proficiency test is required to be placed in classes above Beginning Level 1.  For questions about the program and/or arranging a proficiency test, please contact TMORA’s Lead Instructor, Elena Epshteyn: lepshteyn@tmora.org 

Tuition: $295 – TMORA Members |  $325 – Non-Members

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Textbooks and Workbooks are required and are not included in tuition.  Students will order both resources prior to the first day of class through TMORA Shop. Both shipping and pick-up are available.

Beginning Levels 1-5:

Textbook: Let’s Go! Poekhali!: Textbook 1.1

Workbook: Let’s Go! Poekhali!: Workbook 1.1

Advanced Beginning Levels 1-3:

Textbook: Let’s Go! Poekhali!: Textbook 1.2

Workbook: Let’s Go! Poekhali!: Workbook 1.2

Advanced Beginning Level 5:

Let’s Go! Poekhali!: Textbook 2.1


Beginning Level – 1
January 4 – March 8
Wednesday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Beginner’s level starts with learning the Russian alphabet and phonetics, as well as the development of basic reading skills, providing the knowledge of basic grammar patterns and vocabulary. The courses cover essential aspects of everyday life, such as meeting people, getting around the city, shopping, and visiting restaurants. The goal of this course is for students to be able to greet others, introduce themselves and ask for basic information.

Beginning Level – 2
January 3 – March 7
Tuesday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Prerequisite: Beginning Level 1 or proficiency test.  The goal of this course is for students to be able to speak about themselves, their hobbies, and express their likes and dislikes. Students will also learn days of the week, and seasons.

Beginning Level – 3
January 3 – March 7
Tuesday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Prerequisite: Beginning Level 2 or proficiency test. The goal of this course is for students to be able to speak more extensively about themselves, their hobbies and daily routine as well as express their likes and dislikes using adjectives and adverbs.

Beginning Level – 5
January 3 – March 7
Tuesday mornings, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Prerequisite: Beginning Level 4 or proficiency test. The goal of the course is for students to expand vocabulary for daily interaction, correctly apply basic grammar rules, and practice simple conversations using verbs of motion.

Advanced Beginning Level – 1
January 3 – March 7
Tuesday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Prerequisite: Beginning Level 5 or proficiency test. The goal of the course is for students to expand vocabulary for daily interaction. Students will learn reflexive verbs, genitive case of Russian nouns and adjectives. Conversation topics for this course include travel, hotel accommodations and Russian holidays.

Advanced Beginning Level – 2 (Morning Session)
January 2 – March 6
Monday mornings, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Advanced Beginning Level – 2 (Evening Session)
January 2 – March 6
Monday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Prerequisite: Advanced Beginning Level 1 or proficiency test. This class will expand students’ knowledge of genitive case of the nouns and adjectives. Students will learn numerals from 200 to 1,000,000 and their agreement with the nouns. Verb aspects will be introduced in this class. 

Advanced Beginning Level – 3
January 4 – March 8
Wednesday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Prerequisite: Advanced Beginning Level 2 or proficiency test. The goal of the course is for students to learn comparative forms of adjectives, perfective and imperfective aspects as well as future tense of Russian verbs, and dative case of nouns.

Advanced Beginning Level – 5
January 7 – March 11
Saturday mornings, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Prerequisite: Advanced Beginning Level 4 or proficiency test. The goal of the course is for students to solidify their knowledge of perfective and imperfective aspects as well as expand their vocabulary and move toward independent speaking. Fun topics of this course include job interviews, workday conversation, and lifestyle.

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