Autumn courses Russian

TaalTaal offers quality Russian courses on several levels. Our groups are small and dynamic, so you will have lots of personal attention and guidance.

TaalTaal is an official partner of the Pushkin Institute and we are the only official exam center for Russian in The Netherlands.

The new season starts in the week of 23 September 2019 and consists of 11 lessons of 90 minutes.

It is possible to sign up for a course that is already running. Please take into account about 2.5 hours of self-study next to the regular courses.

Are you interested in signing up? Please use the sign up buttons located under each course description. If you have any questions, you're welcome to call us, send an e-mail or use the contact form.

Want to see the courses starting January 2020? Click here for the Russian January Course! This season starts in the week of January 20th 2020

NOTE: if you prefer all instruction and lesson materials to be in English, you can sign up for the "Russian/EN" courses, which may be beneficial for beginner levels.

Please note: private lessons and intensive courses can be started at any time.

Course overview

Russian Level 1 (A0+)

week commencing 23 September
€275

For whom:  This course is suitable for beginners who have no previous knowledge of the Russian language.

Result after the course:  You will receive an introduction to the Russian language. You will know the gender of nouns, simple verbal forms and grammar constructions. You will be able to have a short and easy conversation in Russian. You will also be able to read and write the Cyrillic alphabet.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Wednesday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs or Thursday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

Ruslan Russisch 1 Tekstboek (Nederlands) €36.00

(ISBN: 9789061433828)

Ruslan Russisch 1 Werkboek (Nederlands) €20.00

(ISBN: 9789061433835)

Russian Level 2 (A0-A1)

week commencing 23 September
€275

Result after the course:  Your Russian vocabulary will be larger. You will have learned more grammar: a number of cases of singular nouns, forms of adjectives and the past tense of the verb. You will be able to make yourself understood on several everyday topics and you will be able to interact in a simple way provided the other person speaks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Thursday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

Ruslan Russisch 1 Tekstboek (Nederlands) €36.00

(ISBN: 9789061433828)

Ruslan Russisch 1 Werkboek (Nederlands) €20.00

(ISBN: 9789061433835)

Russian Level 3 (A1)

week commencing 23 September
€275

Result after the course:  You will have built up new vocabulary, learned all cases of nouns, singular personal pronouns and a number of irregular verb forms. You will be able to achieve basic communicative objectives in communication.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

Ruslan Russisch 1 Tekstboek (Nederlands) €36.00

(ISBN: 9789061433828)

Ruslan Russisch 1 Werkboek (Nederlands) €20.00

(ISBN: 9789061433835)

Russian Level 5 (A1-A2)

week commencing 23 September
€275

Result after the course:  You will know how to tell the time and will have learned the comparative degree of the adjective and the future tense of the verb. You will be able to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Thursday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

Ruslan 2 Russisch Tekstboek €36.00

(ISBN: 9789061433859)

Ruslan 2 Russian Workbook €20.00

(ISBN: 9781912397082)

Russian Level 6 (A2)

week commencing 23 September
€275

Result after the course:  You will have learned more adjective forms such as adjective forms in different cases and the superlative degree of comparison. You will be familiar with the forms of a number of possessive and demonstrative pronouns and verbs of motion. You will be able to describe in simple terms some aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Tuesday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

Ruslan 2 Russisch Tekstboek €36.00

(ISBN: 9789061433859)

Ruslan 2 Russian Workbook €20.00

(ISBN: 9781912397082)

Russian Conversation A (A2)

week commencing 23 September
€275

Description:  The course will provide students with the opportunities to engage in a variety of speaking activities during the conversation sessions, and also highlight the specific grammar elements of the Russian language that pose the greatest problems through the grammar workshops. By combining Russian grammar with real conversational practice, you will reach a level where you can communicate effectively much more quickly.

For whom:  This course suits students whose level of Russian is minimum A2.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Wednesday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs

The teacher uses his/her own material. Current news from newspaper and magazine articles as well as video and audio fragments are discussed during this course.

Russian Conversation B (B1)

week commencing 23 September
€275

Description:  The course will provide students with the opportunities to engage in a variety of speaking activities during the conversation sessions, and also highlight the specific grammar elements of the Russian language that pose the greatest problems through the grammar workshops. By combining Russian grammar with real conversational practice, you will reach a level where you can communicate effectively much more quickly.

For whom:  This course suits students whose level of Russian is minimum B1.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Tuesday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

The teacher uses his/her own material. Current news from newspaper and magazine articles as well as video and audio fragments are discussed during this course.

Russian to Perfection (C1)

week commencing 23 September
€275

Description:  This course is aimed at people who speak Russian on a very high level. You will mostly work on your speaking skills, read and discuss original literature. As for grammar, very specific cases and nuances will be addressed.

For whom:  This course suits students whose level of Russian is minimum C1.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Tuesday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

The teacher uses his/her own material.

Russian/EN Level 1 (A0+)

week commencing 23 September
€275

For whom:  The course is very suitable for English speakers. All lesson materials and instruction are in English.

Result after the course:  You will receive an introduction to the Russian language. You will know the gender of nouns, simple verbal forms and grammar constructions. You will be able to have a short and easy conversation in Russian. You will also be able to read and write the Cyrillic alphabet.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Thursday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

Ruslan Russian 1 Textbook (English) €36.00

(ISBN: 9781899785834)

Ruslan Russian 1 Workbook €20.00

(ISBN: 9781912397013)

Russian/EN Level 2 (A0-A1)

week commencing 23 September
€275

For whom:  The course is very suitable for English speakers. All lesson materials and instruction are in English.

Result after the course:  Your Russian vocabulary will be larger. You will have learned more grammar: a number of cases of singular nouns, forms of adjectives and the past tense of the verb. You will be able to make yourself understood on several everyday topics and you will be able to interact in a simple way provided the other person speaks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Thursday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

Ruslan Russian 1 Textbook (English) €36.00

(ISBN: 9781899785834)

Ruslan Russian 1 Workbook €20.00

(ISBN: 9781912397013)

Russian/EN Level 4 (A1+)

week commencing 23 September
€275

For whom:  The course is very suitable for English speakers. All lesson materials and instruction are in English.

Result after the course:  You will know ordinal numerals up to one hundred and you will have learned verb aspects and more complex grammatical systems. You will be familiar with a number of set grammatical constructions and your active and passive vocabulary will have expanded. You will be able understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

Ruslan 2 Russian Textbook €36.00

(ISBN: 9781899785483)

Ruslan 2 Russian Workbook €20.00

(ISBN: 9781912397082)

Kids' Course Russian 1

week commencing 23 September
€135

Description:  Развивающие занятия с элементами музыки для самых маленьких, на которых мы будем петь, танцевать, играть, веселиться, лепить, клеить, а главное - говорить по-русски! Уроки направлены на развитие устной речи, музыкального слуха, мелкой моторики, сенсорного восприятия (работа с различными на ощупь материалами), логики, фантазии, памяти, социально-коммуникативных навыков. Наши занятия помогут вашему ребенку развиваться гармонично и разносторонне, усвоить полезные навыки и получить новые знания. У нас вы сможете не только интересно и весело провести время, но и найти новых друзей! Внимание: на занятиях обязательно присутствие одного из родителей! Вы можете записать вашего ребёнка, нажав на кнопку “Aanmelden” или “Sign up for course”.

For whom:  Для русскоязычных детей от 1 года до 2-х лет.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 8 weeks: Saturday between 10:00 and 10:45 hrs

Присоединиться к занятиям возможно в любой момент!

Kids' Course Russian 2

week commencing 23 September
€175

Description:  Развивающие занятия с элементами музыки для самых маленьких, на которых мы будем петь, танцевать, играть, веселиться, лепить, клеить, а главное - говорить по-русски! Уроки направлены на развитие устной речи, музыкального слуха, мелкой моторики, сенсорного восприятия (работа с различными на ощупь материалами), логики, фантазии, памяти, социально-коммуникативных навыков. Наши занятия помогут вашему ребенку развиваться гармонично и разносторонне, усвоить полезные навыки и получить новые знания. У нас вы сможете не только интересно и весело провести время, но и найти новых друзей! Внимание: на занятиях обязательно присутствие одного из родителей! Вы можете записать вашего ребёнка, нажав на кнопку “Aanmelden” или “Sign up for course”.

For whom:  Для русскоязычных детей от 2-х до 3-х лет.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 8 weeks: Saturday between 11:00 and 12:00 hrs

Присоединиться к занятиям возможно в любой момент!

Kids' Course Russian 3

week commencing 23 September
€175

Description:  Развивающие занятия с элементами музыки для самых маленьких, на которых мы будем петь, танцевать, играть, веселиться, лепить, клеить, а главное - говорить по-русски! Уроки направлены на развитие устной речи, музыкального слуха, мелкой моторики, сенсорного восприятия (работа с различными на ощупь материалами), логики, фантазии, памяти, социально-коммуникативных навыков. Наши занятия помогут вашему ребенку развиваться гармонично и разносторонне, усвоить полезные навыки и получить новые знания. У нас вы сможете не только интересно и весело провести время, но и найти новых друзей! Внимание: на занятиях обязательно присутствие одного из родителей! Вы можете записать вашего ребёнка, нажав на кнопку “Aanmelden” или “Sign up for course”.

For whom:  Для русскоязычных детей от 3-х до 4-х лет.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 8 weeks: Saturday between 12:15 and 13:15 hrs

Присоединиться к занятиям возможно в любой момент!

Intensive Russian Course

€975

Description: An intensive course is given privately (for 1 person) and consists of 15 contact hours divided over 1 or 2 weeks, for example 5 consecutive days of 3 hours each. The exact configuration can be discussed with the teacher for best possible results. Please do take into account time needed for self-study and homework.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  flexible

Lesson method: Any lesson method may be used, but as an indication, you can consider one of the following standard books.

Ruslan Russisch 1 Tekstboek (Nederlands) €36.00

(ISBN: 9789061433828)

Ruslan Russisch 1 Werkboek (Nederlands) €20.00

(ISBN: 9789061433835)

Ruslan 2 Russian Textbook €36.00

(ISBN: 9781899785483)

Ruslan 2 Russian Workbook €20.00

(ISBN: 9781912397082)

Ruslan 2 Russisch Tekstboek €36.00

(ISBN: 9789061433859)

Ruslan 3 €36.00

(ISBN: 9781899785407)

Our Philosophy

* Quality education by experienced teachers * Focus on practical results * Lots of conversation * Excellent return on price + time investment * Excursions with teacher and fellow students (on request) * Accelerated courses available *