Focus in Five A2 Russian Grammar Revision
A review of key grammar with tips for further success on your journey into Russian
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Are you an upper beginner/lower intermediate Russian learner? Would you like to really firm up what you've learned so far, ready for a flying start in the next stage?
Focus in Five A2 Russian Grammar is series of five webinar revision classes for the summer, lead by Dr P.
At this time of the year, classes may have finished and summer pursuits may beckon (for those of us in the northern hemisphere, at least).
You don't want to let your Russian slide backwards or to forget what you've learned so far.
Here's an ideal way to keep your Russian simmering away, ready for great things ahead. You can even to take it forward some.
It's an opportunity to consolidate what you know.
It's also a time when, together, we can finally get on top of aspects of Russian that have been giving you grief so that you can hit the ground running in the new season.
- when to use the two "aspects" of the Russian verb;
- how prefixes can change the meaning of verbs and expand your vocab;
- dates and time expressions;
- review of the cases;
- using long and short forms of adjectives;
- saying what you like and want (нравиться, хочеться);
- можно, нужно, нельзя;
- this, that and the other (some more pronouns) этот, тот, такой;
- the past tense, the future tense.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your tutor, Dr Gareth Popkins, is an indefatigable language learner, teacher and mentor. He's he man behind the popular "How to get fluent" blog and YouTube channel. He's been learning Russian himself for nearly thirty years (!) and is no stranger to the ups and downs of the process. He most recently passed the Test of Russian as a Foreign Language Third Certificate (C1, advanced) exam. In addition to his training as a language teacher, Dr P has a doctorate in Russian history from the University of Oxford. He spent a total of nearly six years in Russia during the 1990s and 2000s as a researcher and, latterly, as an international finance lawyer.