Spring Session begins March 25, 2024.
Registration for Spring Session opens February 15 and closes March 20, 2024.

TMORA offers multiple levels of Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Russian Language classes offered virtually through Zoom. Spring session will start on March 25, 2024 and will run for 10 consecutive weeks. All classes are held once a week for two hours. Class size is a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 8 students for each course except the Beginning Level 1 course.* Adult students only. All times are Central Time. Please review our class expectations and guidelines HERE. Private classes are also available, and more information is provided below.

*If minimum enrollment is not met, students will be offered the option of remitting a tuition supplement or reducing instruction time. If all involved students agree to the supplement or reducing instruction time the class can materialize.

Tuition

$295 for TMORA Members;  $325 for non-members  – BECOME A MEMBER

Refund Policy

  • Students will receive a full refund of course tuition, less a $10 registration fee, prior to the start of the first lesson in the session.
  • Students can withdraw from the course prior to the second week of class. An administrative fee of $50 will be retained.
  • No refunds will be issued after the second week of group classes.

Proficiency Tests

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: [email protected] 

Textbooks and Workbooks

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 1-5:

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

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

Intermediate and Advanced Levels:

Textbook: Let’s Go! Poekhali!: Textbook 2.1There is no workbook for these levels.


Spring 2024 Course Selection

Beginning Level 1
March 28 – May 30, 2024
Thursday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 PM CT

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Beginning 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 course covers 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.

Prerequisite: None. 

Maximum class size for this class is 10 students.

If you would like to discuss a proficiency test for a different class, please contact TMORA’s Lead Instructor – Elena Epshteyn: [email protected]


Beginning Level 2
March 27 – May 29, 2024
Wednesday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 PM CT

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The goal of this course is for students to be able to speak more extensively about themselves, their families, hobbies and free time and daily routine. Students will learn Prepositional and Accusative case of Russian nouns, past tense of Russian verbs, days of the week, seasons and numbers from 1 to 199.

Prerequisite: Beginning Level 1 or proficiency test. 

Please contact TMORA’s Lead Instructor – Elena Epshteyn: [email protected] – if you have not taken any other classes at TMORA before registering. Proficiency test is required to be placed in this class. Applicants should have basic reading skills and be able to introduce themselves, name objects, and ask for basic information.


Beginning Level 3
March 26 – May 28, 2024
Tuesday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 PM CT

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The goal of this course is for students to be able to speak more extensively about themselves, their families and daily routine. Students will learn Russian Adverbs and Adjectives and their agreement with the nouns.

Prerequisite: Beginning Level 2 or proficiency test.

Please contact TMORA’s Lead Instructor – Elena Epshteyn: [email protected] – if you have not taken any other classes at TMORA before registering. Proficiency test is required to be placed in this class. Applicants should be able to read fluently in Russian, talk about their hobbies, daily routine, days of the week and seasons. Applicants should be able to conjugate Russian verbs in Present and Past tenses and have knowledge of Nominative, Prepositional and Accusative cases and know numbers from 1 to 199.


Beginning Level 5
March 27 – May 29, 2024
Wednesday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 PM CT

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The goal for this course is to expand vocabulary by adding international words and verbs. Grammar topics include learning Prepositional case of adjectives and ordinal numerals. Verbs of motion will be introduced in this class.

Prerequisite: Beginning Level 4 or proficiency test. 

Please contact TMORA’s Lead Instructor – Elena Epshteyn: [email protected] – if you have not taken any other classes at TMORA before registering. Proficiency test is required to be placed in this class. Applicants should be able to read fluently in Russian, talk about their hobbies, daily routine, shopping habits, fashion, family and travel. Applicants should be able to conjugate Russian verbs in Present and Past tenses as well as know adverbs, adjectives and their agreement with the nouns.


Advanced Beginning Level 2
March 26 – May 28, 2024
Tuesday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 PM CT

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In this class, students will expand their knowledge of Genitive case by adding Plural nouns and Adjectives, will learn agreement between numbers and nouns, learn dates and time and learn comparative degree of Adjectives. In class, students will be discussing fun topics like social networks, Russian Holidays and Russian culture.

Prerequisite: Advanced Beginning Level 1 or proficiency test. 

Please contact TMORA’s Lead Instructor – Elena Epshteyn: [email protected] – if you have not taken any other classes at TMORA before registering. Proficiency test is required to be placed in this class. Applicants should be able to talk in past and in present tense about their hobbies, profession, daily routine, fashion, family and travel. Applicants should be able to use verbs of motion as well as reflexive verbs and feel comfortable with Nominative, Prepositional, Accusative and Genitive cases of Nouns and Adjectives.


Advanced Beginning Level 3
March 26 – May 28, 2024
Tuesday mornings, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM CT

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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.

Prerequisite: Advanced Beginning Level 2 or proficiency test.

Please contact TMORA’s Lead Instructor – Elena Epshteyn: [email protected] – if you have not taken any other classes at TMORA before registering. Proficiency test is required to be placed in this class. Applicants should be able to talk in past in present tense about their hobbies, profession, daily routine, fashion, family and travel. Applicants should be able to use verbs of motion as well as reflexive verbs and feel comfortable with Nominative, Prepositional, Accusative and Genitive cases of Nouns and Adjectives.


Intermediate Level 
March 25 – June 3, 2024 (No class Memorial Day)
Monday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 PM CST

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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 interview, workday and life style.

Prerequisite: Advanced Beginning Level 5 or proficiency test. 

Please contact TMORA’s Lead Instructor – Elena Epshteyn: [email protected] – if you have not taken any other classes at TMORA before registering. Proficiency test is required to be placed in this class. Applicants should be able to talk in past, present and future tense about their hobbies, profession, daily routine, etc. Applicants should be able to use verbs of motion, have knowledge of perfective and imperfective aspects as well as reflexive verbs, and feel comfortable with the Case system of Russian nouns and Adjectives.


Advanced Level 
March 30 – June 1, 2024
Saturday mornings, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM CST

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The goal of the course is for students to apply their conversational skills, practice verbs of motion and Perfective and Imperfective verbs. This class focuses on developing and fine tuning conversational skills and adding new vocabulary. Fun topics of this course include life style, free time and vacations. Students are encouraged to write and share their stories and participate in independent conversations.

Prerequisite: Intermediate Level or proficiency test. 

Please contact TMORA’s Lead Instructor – Elena Epshteyn: [email protected] – if you have not taken any other classes at TMORA before registering. Proficiency test is required to be placed in this class. Applicants should be able to talk in past, present and future tense about their hobbies, profession, daily routine, etc. Applicants should be able to use verbs of motion, have knowledge of perfective and imperfective aspects as well as reflexive verbs, and feel comfortable with the Case system of Russian nouns and Adjectives.


Private Lessons

Private lessons have many advantages and can help students advance faster in their learning. These lessons are conducted via Zoom and are scheduled directly with the Instructor.

Private lessons are available in packages of five classes: 

5 hour package for one student – $330

5 hour package for two students – $360

Private class tuition is not refundable. If a student must cancel a class, they must notify their instructor at least 24 hours in advance, or the lesson will be counted toward the total hours. All lessons must be completed within one year of registration date.

To register or inquire further, please contact TMORA’s Lead Instructor – Elena Epshteyn: [email protected]


Have questions? Contact:

Elena Epshteyn, TMORA Lead Russian Language Instructor: [email protected]

Michelle Massey, TMORA Director of Public Programs & Marketing: [email protected]

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