Course 6 Russian cases. Program.

Why is it important to know the cases?

This is the most important topic of the Russian language, without which you can not understand speech and nor will you be able to respond. The fact is that in Russian, words always change their endings, but there is no word order like in English. That is why you need to understand the case system.

In English, there is a strict word order. I will show you with a simple example: The cat ate a mouse.

The cat will always come first, as it is the subject of action. In Russian, thanks to cases, you can change the word order: Мышку съела кошка which would be loosely translated as the mouse at the cat but in following proper grammatical rules would be translated as (The mouse was eaten by cat)

The word mouse is in the accusative case, so the mouse is still the object of the action that the cat ate. But the word order is different.

At my school there was a student who began to understand Russian only after he figured out the cases.

This course is devoted to the most important grammatical theme of  Russian language cases. In this course, we study only cases. We speak about other topics also.

To participate in this course you need to know the basic knowledge:

  1. alphabet and pronouns 
  2. gender of russian words (masculine, feminine, neutral)
  3. plural of nouns
  4. conjugation of verbs in present and past tense

If you don’t know about this grammar topic you can subscribe to our basic group course (16 lessons) or take 8 individual lessons.

Every lesson you will receive list with new words you need to study. These words will improve your vocabulary and help you to practice cases.

You can pass complete the course ( in 5.5 months), or take a seperate part of the course based on the cases that you need.
The full course includes 43 lessons.
The price depends on the number of lessons.

  • Prepositional case include: 8 lessons
  • Accusative case include:  7 lessons
  • Genitive case include: 11 lessons
  • Dative case include: 7  lessons
  • Instrumental case include:  9 lessons

One lesson 60 min.
How we make homework:

1 What are cases?

Introductory lesson.

What are cases? Which words change theirs endings? Examples.
Nominative case. Subject of action.
Introduction to adjectives. How adjectives change.
4 types of adjectives. Homework about adjectives.

2Prepositional caseSingular nouns.
Place: Where?
3Prepositional caseSingular nouns.
The object of speech: About what? About whom?
4Prepositional caseSingular nouns.
Musical instruments
5Prepositional casePlural nouns.
Question: Where? About what? About whom?
6Prepositional casePrepositional case, singular, adjectives.
Question: Where? About what? About whom?
7Prepositional casePrepositional case, plural, adjectives.
Question: Where? About what? About whom?
8Prepositional casePronouns, demonstrative pronouns.
Speacial cases.
9Prepositional caseTotal practice. Test.

10Accusative caseSingular nouns.
Question: To where? When? Days of week.
11Accusative caseSingular nouns + plural nouns + adjectives (non animated)
Question: To where? When?
Period of time
Repetition of an action
Duration of an action
Distance of an action
12Accusative caseSingular nouns + plural nouns + adjectives (non animated)
Object of action. Sport games.
Transitive verbs.
13Accusative caseAccusative case. Practice.
14Accusative caseAccusative case: singular nouns + plural nouns
15Accusative caseAccusative case with pronouns and adjectives. Pronouns and demonstrative pronouns.
Speacial cases.
16Accusative caseAccusative case.
Total practice. Test.

17Genitive caseSingular nouns.
Question: From where? From whom?
18Genitive caseSingular nouns + adjectives
What he\she has? Belonigs.
19Genitive caseSingular nouns + adjectives
Item Feature
20Genitive caseSingular nouns + adjectives
21Genitive caseSingular nouns + adjectives
22Genitive caseSingular nouns + adjectives
Special words + genitive case
23Genitive caseGenitive case plural with nouns.
5 types of endings
24Genitive caseGenitive case with numerbs
Genitive case after words.
25Genitive caseAdjectives singular and plural
26Genitive caseTotal practice. Speacial cases.
27Genitive caseGenitive
Total practice. Test.

28Dative caseSingular nouns and pronouns. + demonstrative pronouns
I like
Expressing emotional or physical states
Expressing necessity
Expressing permission and prohibition
29Dative caseSingular nouns and pronouns + demonstrative pronouns
Recipient of an action
30Dative caseDative case with prepositions Singular nouns and pronouns + demonstrative pronouns
Destination of movement;
Place of movement;
Time of regular action;
31Dative caseDative case with prepositions. Singular nouns and pronouns
Means of communication;
Attribute, specialization;
Short adjectives.
32Dative caseDative case plural
Total practice
33Dative caseDative case singular, plural + adjectives singular and plural
Total practice
34Dative caseDative case
Total practice. Test.

35Instrumental caseInstrumental case without prepositions. Singular nouns.
The instrument of an action
36Instrumental caseInstrumental case without prepositions. Singular nouns.
Job, occupation
Hobby, interest
37Instrumental caseInstrumental case without prepositions. Singular nouns and pronouns.
After special words.
Seasons and time.
38Instrumental caseInstrumental case with prepositions. Singular nouns and pronouns.
Joint action
39Instrumental caseInstrumental case with prepositions. Singular nouns and pronouns.
The presence of the quality of an object
Emotional state accompanying an action
40Instrumental caseInstrumental case with prepositions. Singular nouns and pronouns.
After prepositions
41Instrumental caseInstrumental case nouns plural
All cases when we use case in plural.
42Instrumental caseInstrumental case with adjectives singular and noun.
All cases when we use case in plural.
43Instrumental caseInstrumental case.
Total practice. Test.