SRF Russian classes for adults 2013-14

** For details of classes run by other organisations please see links at the foot of this page 

** Recent press article on why adults make good language students



Enjoy learning Russian in small groups with a professional Russian language tutor. Do not worry if you miss a class – you will get the materials by email. 

Courses 2013-14
Classes will run for 1hr 20mins once a week on a weekday evening.  The Summer Term runs from Monday 21 April to Thursday 12 June with no Half Term break.
Please contact the course organiser, Natalia Samoilova, for advice on which class would suit you best: tel. 07980004569 or email 

Level 1: Russian for absolute beginners. Textbook Ruslan 1
Tutor: Natalia Samoilova
Tuesdays 6.30-7.50pm. Edinburgh Central Library
Level 2: Pre-Intermediate. Textbook Ruslan 2
Tutor: Natalia Samoilova
Mondays 6.30-7.50pm.  Tutor's home in Shandon.

Level 3. Intermediate. Textbook Doroga v Rossiju, level 3, part 1.  
Tutor: Natalia Samoilova
Wednesdays 6.30-7.50pm.  Tutor's home in Shandon.

Level 4.   Upper Intermediate. Textbook Doroga v Rossiju, level 3, part 2. 
Tutor: Natalia Samoilova
Thursdays 6.30-7.50pm.  Tutor's home in Shandon.

Level 5. Advanced. No class in Summer Term

Level 6: Advanced Russian Discussion Group. 
Tutor: Irina Safronova
Thursdays 6-7.20.  Tutor's home.

Some comments from previous years:
"Excellent, patient, thorough, fun", "Excellent, engaging, informed", "Friendly informal style", "Very enjoyable, very well organised", [about the Ruslan textbook] "best of all used before"

All courses - £120 for 12 week term, pro-rata for the shorter Summer Term (see enrolment form for details).
Fees to be paid termly in advance. Cheques payable to The Scotland-Russia Forum please. We will also accept cash payment or you can use Paypal.

Ruslan textbooks can be purchased at a discount via the SRF.  Please contact us to order - or tel. 0131 560 1486.
Other textbooks can be purchased from the tutors.

Other Russian classes may be offered depending on demand
Business Russian
Russian for public examinations such as TRKI*
Individual tuition
Russian weekends

*TRKI - download test papers here: Elementary levelBazovii levelSecond level Third levelFourth level 

Course Organiser/Head Tutor: Dr Natalia Samoilova (PhD St Andrews)
Dr Samoilova has considerable experience of teaching Russian at all levels and has taught at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews. She is a native speaker.
Tutor:  Irina Safronova (MA Moscow State University, MCIL).  Irina has taught Russian and English in Moscow, Strasbourg and Edinburgh and also worked as an interpreter/ translator for various international governmental and non-governmental organisations

Other benefits
All enrolled students will automatically become full members of SRF - reduced rates for SRF meetings, invitations to members-only events, twice yearly newsletter, regular email news bulletins, free use of the SRF lending library and many other benefits.

More information
Contact the SRF:, tel. 0131 560 1486.
Contact Natalia Samoilova:, tel.07980004569.

Other Russian classes for adults

Please let us know of any classes we have not listed -

Aberdeen University Language Centre