Study program

Learning process at Enjoy Russian Language School

Russian language learning at “Enjoy Russian Language School” is organized according to Russian language testing system (TORFL) supervised by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, and is compliant with the best education quality standards.

We offer Russian language programs for foreign students of any age and any level of proficiency in Russian – from beginner (А0) to advanced (С1/С2). Each course curriculum is carefully planned and structured. It includes the exact amount of material needed to reach the next level.

Advantages of Enjoy Russian learning process based on Russian language testing system (TORFL):

We establish clear and realistic language learning objectives. The content of each course (study program) can be found on our website.
Our students know for sure what they are going to learn and what level they achieve upon completion of the course.
If you want to find out your level of Russian, take a short grammar and vocabulary free test online that will help us determine your proficiency level. After the test, we will inform you what level you are at, and which course is recommended for you to take.

Let see how it works

So, if you are A1 (Elementary level), you can take 1-6 modules of A1-A2 study program. If you take them all, you’ll reach A2 level of the Russian language proficiency. The time needed to do all the 6 modules is different for each person/group because everyone’s pace is not the same. It usually takes 6-8 weeks to cover the program of the course A1-A2. If you don’t have time to take the whole course, you can take as many modules as you wish, and cover a part of the course that will also be a significant step towards the improvement of your Russian skills. If you are in the middle of a level, A1+ or A2+, you can join the course in the middle of it. So, let’s say you know the material of 3 out of 6 modules of our A1-A2 study program. Our advisor will recommend you the dates when you can join the course starting from the 4th module.

Welcome to Petrozavodsk and enjoy learning Russian with us!

Courses and modules

A0-A1 level. Modules 1-6

А0-А1. Elementary Course is a breakthrough course designed for beginners, who want to acquire and develop the Russian language knowledge and skills. The course will lead you from the alphabet up to the level, when you can have simple conversations with Russian native speakers. It consists of 6 modules (6 weeks), 120 – 160 academic hours. If your level is in the middle of A0 and A1, you can always join in the middle of the course.

Module 1

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1.Meeting people

2. Occupation

3.Daily routine

4.Time

Tell time, make an appointment, talk about your everyday activity, about professions, ask for a phone number, ask for repetition, get acquainted, introduce yourself and others Cyrillic alphabet, constructions «Кто это?», «Что это?», «Это…»

Numbers 0-9, professions, personal pronouns

Verbs conjugation

Time, parts of a day, numbers 10-100

Module 2

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1.Family

2.Our lesson

3. Personal things

4. My plans

5. My city

Talk about your family, understand your teacher’s instructions, talk about what you have and ask people if they have something, set a meeting, talk about your plans for a week, about your city, ask where to go, understand signs in a city Possessive adjectives, family members

Imperative form of verbs, activities at the lesson

Gender of nouns, construction «У меня есть…», personal things, numbers 100-1000

Nouns in plural, days of week

Adjectives, places in a city

 

Module 3

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1.In a restaurant

2.Yesterday

3.Countries

4.Weather

5.Nationalities

Order in a restaurant, buy a ticket, talk about your day yesterday, about countries, ask a person where he/she is from, talk about the weather, traditions and nationalities

 

Accusative case, phrases for ordering or buying something

Past tense of verbs, prepositional case for locations

Countries, months

Weather, seasons

Traditions and nationalities

Module 4

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1. My house

2.Food

 

Describe your house, call for a master to fix something

Talk about food, invite friends for dinner

Plural of nouns (exceptions), furniture, rooms

Instrumental case, useful phrases for shopping and restaurants

 

Module 5

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1. Recipes

2.Health

3. Character

Describe and share you cooking talents and recipes, talk about health, about lifestyle, mood, agree and disagree, describe a person’s character Future tense

Dative case, short form of adjectives, parts of body, emotions, mood

Adjectives, describing a person’s character

 

Module 6

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1. People

2. Clothes

3. Travelling

 

Talk about people’s appearance, compare things, buy clothes, order a taxi, talk about your trip

 

Comparative and superlative adjectives

Genitive case

Verbs of motion идти, ходить, ехать, ездить, transport

A1-A2 level. Modules 1-6

А1-А2 Basic Course is prepared for those people, who want to deepen their Russian language knowledge, and skills, and feel more confident in speaking. This course will boost your vocabulary, help you to review the cases, verbs of motion and aspects of verbs, and learn new grammar points. It consists of 6 modules (6 weeks), 120 – 160 academic hours. If your level is in the middle of A1 and A2, you can always join in the middle of the course.

Module 1

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1. Self-portrait

2. Jobs

3. My day

 

Give personal information, fill in applications and forms using the formal Russian, talk about jobs and salary, say the time and describe your day

 

Verbs зовут, называется, учить, учиться, изучать; question words, difference between работать, подрабатывать, зарабатывать, time expressions, directions (Accusative case)

 

 

Module 2

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1. Life style

2. Free time

3. Recreation

4. Shopping

 

Describe your usual day, share your experiences and talk about free time, talk about locations and interesting places to have fun, buy things in a store, talk about shopping

 

Aspects of verbs

Verbs of motion without prefixes

Prepositional case of adjectives

Transitive verbs of motion

Clothes

 

Module 3

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1. Impulsive buyers

2. To eat or not to eat?

3. Health

4. At the doctor’s

5. Likes & dislikes

 

Talk about shopaholism and compare shopping in different countries, talk about food, diets, restaurants, talk about health and diseases, healthy life style, about symptoms and diagnosis

about things you like and don’t like

 

Genitive plural

Souvenirs

Imperative, prepositions с and без

Aspects of verbs with можно and нельзя

Aspects of verbs in imperative

Accusative case of animate nouns and adjectives, verb нравиться / понравиться

 

Module 4

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1. Art

2. How can I get to…?

3. Traveling

 

To describe pieces of art, talk about artists and their paintings, ask and explain the way, talk about routes, talk about trips and traveling, recommend places you’ve visited Time constructions, verbs with root –каз

Verbs of motion with prefixes

Aspects of verbs of motion, constructions with хотя, несмотря на, чуть не

 

Module 5

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1. Beauty will save the world

2. Character

3. Is there life on mars?

 

Talk about appearance, describe body and face features, compare things, describe people’s personalities, talk about fate and horoscopes, talk about global problems (ecology, wars, terrorism)

 

Comparative and superlative forms of adjectives, то, –нибудь, кое

Short forms of adjectives, reflexive pronoun себя

Conditional constructions если, ли,

subjunctive если бы

 

Module 6

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1. My house

2. Children’s world

3. Foreign languages

4. Rich and poor

 

Talk about your house or flat, describe its interior, about life of children in different countries, discuss ways of how to educate kids, about difficulties and problems in learning foreign languages, about economics and level of life, discuss social problems

 

Verbs класть, ставить, вешать, subjunctive надо, чтобы

Negative constructions with не and ни, pronouns все, всё

Participles, passive constructions, reflexive pronoun друг друга

Gerund: forms and usage, prepositions для, за, на

 

 

 

 

 

 

A2-B1 level. Modules 1-6

А2-B1 Course is made especially for those, who are ready for serious improvement of their Russian language skills. This course will help you learn the vocabulary, and grammar, which are needed to talk about politics, economics, geography, history, art, and other important topics. After taking this course, you’ll be able to finally have deep discussions with your Russian friends in their native language.  The course consists of 6 modules (6 weeks), 160 – 180 academic hours. If your level is in the middle of A2 and B1, you can always join in the middle of the course.

Module 1

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1. Интервью с англичанкой Дженни

2. Россия. Общие сведения

3. Москва – столица России

4. Мое путешествие по России

 

Talk about your choices and reasons why you did what you did, describe Russian character and mentality, about geographic, political, economic, features of countries, about ancient and modern Moscow, describe capitals, trips, talk about routes and travelling

 

Nominative case of pronouns, nouns and adjectives, direct and indirect speech

Genitive case of pronouns, nouns and adjectives

Genitive case of pronouns, nouns and adjectives

Compound sentences with который

 

 

Module 2

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1. Северная Венеция

2. Санкт-Петербург

3. Пётр Первый

4. Академик Лихачёв

 

Talk about Saint Petersburg (colloquial speech), ask and give directions, about Saint Petersburg (formal speech) and some historical events (blockade), about life of Peter the Great and his great deeds

Talk about biographies

 

Verbs of motion

Prepositional case of pronouns, nouns and adjectives, constructions with благодаря, изза, несмотря

“Powerful” vocabulary: руководить, влиять, устраивать and etc.

Biographical vocabulary: родиться, вырасти, поступить, заниматься…

 

Module 3

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1.Лора – защитница «Брянского леса» в России

2. Человек и природа

3. Здравоохранение в Российской Федерации

4. Как я болел разными болезнями

 

Talk about personal experiences, about global problems, describe the health care system of Russia and your country, talk about health and illnesses

Talk about health and diseases, make a doctor’s appointment, explain your problem to a doctor

Dative case of pronouns, nouns and adjectives

Compound sentences with и, а, но

Condition in a compound sentence

Parts of the body and organs

Aspects of verbs

 

Module 4

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1.Крупнейшие университеты России

2. Уроки русского языка

3. В чём счастье?

 

 

Describe the education system of your country, compare it with the Russian one, talk about universities, exams, teachers. Talk about learning foreign languages, discuss difficulties and problems in learning, express your ideas about ways to be happy, describe people’s personalities Conjunctions что, чтобы, ли

Accusative case of time

Accusative case of directions

Personal features

Short forms of adjectives

 

Module 5

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1. Свадьба

2. «Метель» (А.С. Пушкин)

3. Увлечения

4. История «Венеры Таврической»

 

 

Talk about weddings and everything that is related to them

Narrate romantic stories

Talk about hobbies

Describe pieces of art, their history

Declination of family names

Accusative case (object)

Instrumental case of pronouns, nouns and adjectives

Participles

 

 

Module 6

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1. Необычный путешественник

2. Интервью с Самером аль-Аси

3. Наука в 21 веке

 

 

Talk about travelling and travelers, describe your travel experience

Take interviews, give advice

Talk about science and discuss biographies of scientists

Conjunction не только…, но и…

Instrumental case of pronouns, nouns and adjectives in plural

Gerund, time expressions in compound sentences

 

 

B1-B2 level. Modules 1-12

B1-B2 course gives you an opportunity to increase your vocabulary up to 8000-10000 words. This course deeply focuses on the language that you hear on TV. After taking this course you’ll finally be able to understand the Russian news. The course consists of 240 hours, 12 modules (12 weeks).

Module 1

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
СМИ: печатные издания и телевидение

 

 

Talk and share your opinion regarding Mass media Types of newspapers, and TV-channels, Mass media vocabulary

 

 

Module 2

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
Внешнеполитическая деятельность

 

 

Talk about international politics, characterize political systems, conduct negotiations, meetings. Politics vocabulary

 

Module 3

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1.Государственное устройство

2. Демографические процессы

 

 

Talk about Russian constitution, describe demographic processes Demographic terms, Russian minorities

 

Module 4

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1.Власть и выборы

2. Отставки и назначения

 

 

Talk about elections Elections vocabulary, official talk about hiring and firing governmental workers

 

Module 5

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1.Портрет чиновника

2. Экономическое положение страны

 

 

Describe personalities, talk about economic problems Adjectives that describe personal features

 

Module 6

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1.Экономические реформы

2. Власть и бизнес

 

 

Talk about economic reforms, and business Economics vocabulary

 

Module 7

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
Крупный и малый бизнес

 

 

Talk about business, write business plans Types of Russian companies, business vocabulary

 

Module 8

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
1. Ценовая политика

2. Рынок труда

 

 

Talk about income, and taxes, state budget, answer questions at a job interview, write a CV Financial vocabulary, words and phrases for a job interview

 

Module 9

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
Прогноз погоды

 

 

Talk about climates and weather, understand weather forecasts on TV Weather vocabulary

 

Module 10

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
Стихийные природные явления, пожары

 

 

Talk about natural disasters Names of natural disasters

 

Module 11

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
ДТП (дорожно-транспортные происшествия)

 

 

Talk about road traffic accidents Traffic accidents vocabulary

 

Module 12

Topics You will learn to… Grammar and vocabulary
Авиакатастрофы

 

 

Talk about air crash Words to describe planes, and plane problems, air crash vocabulary