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Focus in Five A2 Russian Grammar Revision

A review of key grammar with tips for further success on your journey into Russian

ENROLMENT HAS NOW CLOSED ON THE FIRST ROUND OF THIS COURSE. TO BE NOTIFIED OF FUTURE EDITIONS, MAKE SURE YOU'VE JOINED THE FREE HOWTOGETFLUENT EMAIL CLUB OVER AT howtogetfluent.com WHEN YOU SING UP, YOU'LL ALSO GET DR P'S FREE LANGUAGE METHODS TRAINING.

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).


But wait!


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.


For the next five weeks, there'll be a weekly 45 minute class that you can attend live online or access later on demand in recorded form (with downloadable .pdf slides).

Together with Dr P. you'll revise key aspects of Russian grammar (in English). We'll take a practical, jargon-free approach and stress the key patterns you need to communicate.

The first class will be on the most common verbs of motion.

After that, Dr P. will suggest further topics. We could cover some of these:


  • 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.


However, the route we take is up to you.

Participants can suggest the next topic and we'll vote. That's a way to make sure that we're really focussed on what's giving you trouble as an upper beginner in Russian.


The first session will be live on Wednesday 31st July at 8pm (London time).


Sessions will then follow weekly.


For the duration, you'll also have unlimited email support from Dr P. Yes, that's direct access with all your Russian and general language learning questions.


Don't miss this opportunity to revise your Russian this summer - sign up now! Registration closes Monday 29th July at 10pm London time).


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts on Wednesday 31st July 2019. Dr P will teach the webinars live at 8pm London time. Don't worry, though, if you can't attend. After the lesson, we'll post a recording online. You can catch up and listen again as often as you want.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Is my Russian at the right level?
This is not a course for complete beginners. The aim is revision and consolidation and you should have more-or-less already covered the basics of the six Russian cases and have some experience of verbs of motion and have come across the concept of verbal "aspects". Nobody will be putting you on the spot, but no point signing up if it's too easy or you're not ready yet.
What if I don't like the course?
No refunds will be offered for this short course. Let me know in advance (gareth [at] howtogetfluent.com) if you have questions about what to expect and whether you are at the right level. Let's be sure in advance that it's something for you.

Your Instructor


Dr Popkins
Dr Popkins

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.


This course is not open for enrollment.