Registration for Fall 2024 Session is now open! Registration closes September 3.
For more detailed course descriptions, tuition information, and to register,
please scroll down the page.

To inquire further, please contact TMORA’s Russian Language Program Manager:
Elena Epshteyn: [email protected]

TMORA offers multiple levels of Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Russian Language classes offered virtually through Zoom. Fall session will start on September 9, 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

Tuition: $350 for Non-Members, $320 for TMORA Members

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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.

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.



Fall 2024 Course Selection

Beginning Level 1
September 10 – November 12, 2024
Tuesday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. CT

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
September 12 – November 14, 2024
Thursday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. CT

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. 

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
September 11 – November 13, 2024
Wednesday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. CT

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.

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 4
September 10 – November 12, 2024
Tuesday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. CT

The goal of this course is for students to expand vocabulary by adding new useful words and phrases related to grocery shopping, fashion and clothing articles, home furnishings and travel.

Prerequisite: Beginning Level 3 or proficiency test. 

Proficiency test is required to be placed in this class. Applicants should be able to read in Russian, talk about their hobbies, daily routine and family. Applicants should be able to conjugate Russian verbs in Present and Past tenses, know numbers from 1 to 199 and have an understanding of Russian Adverbs and Adjectives and their agreement with nouns.


Advanced Beginning Level 1
September 11 – November 13, 2024
Wednesday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. CT

The goal of the course is for students to expand vocabulary for daily interaction. Students will learn Reflexive verbs, add more verbs of motion to their vocabulary and learn Genitive case of singular nouns. Conversation topics for this course include travel and hotel accommodations.

Prerequisite: Beginning Level 5 or proficiency test.

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 and feel comfortable with Nominative, Prepositional, Accusative cases of Nouns and Adjectives.


Advanced Beginning Level 3
September 10 – November 12, 2024
Tuesday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. CT

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.

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.


Advanced Beginning Level 4
September 10 – November 12, 2024
Tuesday mornings, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CT

The goal of the course is for students to solidify their knowledge of Perfective and Imperfective aspects and to learn Imperative and Subjunctive verbs. Fun topics of this course include expressing emotions and visits to the doctors’ office.

Prerequisite: Advanced Beginning Level 3 or proficiency test.

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 
September 9 – November 11, 2024
Monday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. CST

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. 

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 
September 14 – November 16
Saturday mornings, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT

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. 

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 Russian Language Program Manager – Elena Epshteyn: [email protected]


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