Man op het Rode plein in Rusland
Man op het Rode plein in Rusland

Summer course Russian for absolute beginners (halfway to A1)

Do you not have any knowledge of Russian yet and do you want to build a solid foundation in a week? Then take this summer course. Get acquainted with the Russian language and culture, and create a solid foundation for communicating effectively in Russian.


    After completing this Russian language course, you will be able to:

    • understand simple words, expressions and sentences;
    • ask and answer simple, short questions;
    • follow a simple conversation;
    • write simple, short sentences about personal matters;

    The course focuses primarily on verbal communication, as well as reading, listening and writing skills. You will also learn more about Russian culture.

    To receive a Radboud in’to Languages certificate, you need to attend 80% of the classes.

    This course will help you on your way to language level A1. After completing this course, you can continue with the Russian A1 course to complete the A1 level.

    Why take a group course at In’to?

    • Small groups (max. 18 participants)
    • Lots of interaction and personal feedback
    • Fast-paced with quick results
    • Comprehensive digital learning environment
    • Our teachers are rated 8.8!

    Would you prefer individual classes, or a shorter, more intensive course? Check out our tailor-made courses.

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    Starting date

    01 July 2024, 10 am
    This course ends on 5 July 2024. Each session takes 3 hours.
    50% (RU students), 10% (RU & Radboudumc staff and alumni; WUR students and staff)
    Educational method
    Choice between on-site and online
    Main Language
    Number of sessions
    Maximum number of participants


    Type of education

    Contact information

    Do you have a question? Or would you like to discuss which course best suits your needs and starting level? Feel free to contact us. We are happy to help you out.

    Contact us

    024 - 361 21 59
    info [at] (info[at]into[dot]ru[dot]nl)

    This course takes place from 1-5 July 2024. 

    Class time: from 10 am - 1 pm 
    Number of participants: min. 6 - max. 14

    You are free to choose if you wish to participate online or on campus in Nijmegen, thanks to our state of the art Oneroom. After registration, you indicate whether you want to participate physically on campus or online from your own location.

    Approach and content 

    Russian is spoken as much as possible during classes, with Dutch as the supporting language. This means you cannot take this course if you do not speak Dutch.

    You should count on about two hours of individual study per day.

    What do the classes cover?


    • You will learn to read and understand short, simple sentences, texts and dialogues
    • You will learn to greet, return a greeting and say goodbye
    • You will learn to ask simple short questions about identity
    • You will learn to introduce yourself: your name, your age, where you are from, what work you do
    • You will learn how to describe someone else
    • You will learn to talk about how things are going


    We cover a range of topics in the Russian halfway to A1 course, including grammar:

    • The grammatical gender of nouns
    • Personal pronouns (first and fourth cases)
    • Possessive pronouns (first case)
    • First (nominative) case and sixth case (locative) of singular nouns
    • First singular adjective nouns

    Course material

    Materials will be handed out in class.


    • Regular fee: € 447,-
    • RU students: € 223.50 (50% discount)
    • RU and Radboudumc staff & alumni: € 402.30 (10% discount)

    Are you studying or working at WUR? Then have a look at the fees.


    Register now

    This course starts every year in July. If you would like to take this course, but is it fully booked or your desired start date has not yet been listed, let us know that you would like to be kept informed, and we will let you know when you can sign up for new dates.