Russian Literature Course

This course is designed for intermediate and advanced students who are interested in classic and contemporary Russian literature. It is focused on reading and discussing short stories, plays, poems and extracts from novels written by the most significant Russian authors including Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Bulgakov, Nabokov, Brodsky, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, Ulitskaya and others.


One-to-one or mini-group Russian classes.

45-minute or 60-minute language sessions.

From Intermediate to Advanced level.

1 or 2 times per week recommended.

What Will I Get From This Course?

You will be able to read the masterpieces of Russian literature in original.

You will understand most significant Russian stories and novels, analyze their plots and relations between the characters.

You will develop your reading and conversational skills, expand vocabulary, and improve your skills in oral monologue speech.

You will develop an understanding of various aspects of Russian culture, history and national character.

Course Overview

Course Duration


10 hours for each module.

Working Language

The lessons are conducted entirely in Russian.

Academic Requirements

Students should have at least Intermediate level of Russian to be able to read and discuss Russian texts in original.

Technical Requirements

Students will require Internet connection, Skype and Adobe Reader.

Lesson Structure

  • Speaking

    Skill Level: 95%
  • Reading

    Skill Level: 45%
  • Listening

    Skill Level: 50%
  • Writing

    Skill Level: 30%
  • Grammar

    Skill Level: 70%
  • Vocabulary

    Skill Level: 80%

Course Structure

    The course contains 9 modules. The student has an opportunity to choose certain topics upon his interests and needs.

  • 1. The Golden Age of Russian Literature: Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol

  • 2. Realism in Russian Literature: Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Chekhov

  • 3. The Silver Age of Russian Poetry

  • 4. Russian Soviet Prose and Poetry

  • 5. Russian Literature in Exile

  • 6. Russian Short Story

  • 7. Readings in 20th Century Russian Literature

  • 8. Modern Russian Prose

  • 9. Russian Drama

What makes this course unique?

Native Teacher

You will take regular online lessons with a professional and experienced native Russian teacher.

Personalized training

You will have tailored e-learning program, which will help you to achieve your personal goals and needs.

Effective lessons

You will enjoy interactive and sociable lessons that use modern and communication-centered activities.

Real-Life Russian

You will learn how to speak Russian that natives use in real conversations and be immersed in the language right from the start.


Cultural Awareness

You will get acquainted with culture tips, traditions and etiquette for different life situations.

Modern Educational Resources

All educational materials are FREE and provided by your teacher during a class.


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