Our Russian modules will be delivered fully online in real-time interactive virtual classes via MS Teams.

At the end of each semester long module, there will be two online assessments: Reading & Writing and an Oral Assessment.

Please note: KLS assessments cannot be re-scheduled.

Please also note: a minimum of 10 students is required in order for a course to run. Should any course not recruit enough students, it will be cancelled.

Russian courses offered

Russian Level 1

This course is for absolute beginners. It aims to give learners a basic knowledge of reading, listening, spoken and written skills in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual, pair and group work and studio-based and authentic texts. The focus is on accuracy as well as communication.

  • Entry requirements: none
  • Level 1 module is offered in October and January 
  • Method of delivery: fully online via MS Teams
  • Timetable for January course: Thursdays, 6-8pm

Russian Level 2

This module is designed to provide near beginners with the foreign language skills enable them to interact satisfactorily in survival situations and social encounters in the foreign country. They will also become aware of related aspects of the foreign culture and environment.

  • Entry requirements: completion of Level 1 or three months' prior language learning
  • Level 2 module is offered in January 2024
  • Method of delivery: fully online via MS Teams
  • Timetable for January course: Tuesdays, 6-8pm

Duration and fees


  • 10 weeks.

Term dates

Teaching Block 1 (semester 1):

  • Week commencing 09 October 2023 to week commencing 11 December 2023 (10 weeks).

Teaching Block 2 (semester 2):

  • Week commencing 22 January 2024 to week commencing 25 March 2024 (10 weeks).


  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University and online via MS Teams.

Course fees

  • Kingston University students: free. (You will be required to purchase the course textbook independently at the beginning of the course. Your tutor will provide details in the first class).
  • Members of the public: £225 per semester or £420 for two semesters.
  • Kingston University alumni: £210 per semester or £400 for two semesters.
  • Kingston University staff: £80 per semester.

Contact us

Short Course Administrator
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7042
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7790

KLS Director:  Rosa Rodriguez-Garrido