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Russian 6

Start level
A2.2
Target level
B1.1
Start courses
September, February
Language of instruction
Russian/English

Course description

After completing this course, students will be able to understand complex texts and spoken Russian on both familiar and unfamiliar subjects. In addition, the student will be able to read and write texts on the same topics.

The language is learned and practised in a communicative context: students give short presentations in which the culture and society of the country are highlighted and own interests can be discussed. In addition, there is room for discussion on various social topics.

At the end of the course, there is a written test. If students have attended 80% of the lessons and successfully completed the final test, they will receive a certificate.

Course material

  • Passport to Russia 2, Lessons 16-17. Textbook, M Louwerse/L. Lubotsky. ISBN: 9789061433576
  • Passport to Russia 2, Lessons 16-17. Workbook, M. Louwerse/L. Lubotsky. ISBN: 9789061433583


The textbook used in this course contains 15 chapters and corresponds to two levels of the CEFR/ERK. The book is designed to guide you to A2. The content is spread over five courses. After following course Russian 1 you will reach level PRE A1 and after following course Russian 2 you will reach level A1.1 (A1). After Russian 3 you will reach level A1.2, after Russian 4 level A2.1, after Russian 5 level A2.2 and after Russian 6 level B1.
Course materials are not included in the course price. Students should purchase these materials themselves at the bookstore.

Target group and admission requirements

The course is intended for adults with a higher education, including both Leiden University students and staff members and other interested parties with no relation to the University. The course is open to persons aged 17 and older who have completed a secondary school education.

Participants who have successfully completed the Russian 5 course at the Academic Language Centre or who can otherwise demonstrate the required entry level may apply. 

Other information

  • The maximum number of participants for this course is 18.
  • The course load is 56 hours. On request a Course load declaration form can be issued. The student should enquire with their department whether course participation can be converted into credits.
  • The holiday periods can be found in the Academic Language Centre's academic calendar.
  • If classes are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be added on to the end of the course. Please take into account courses may end later than scheduled.
  • The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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