Russian is offered as either a LASR or OPAL course.

LASR - Languages for Study & Research

This non-assessed daytime programme offers an affordable and steady year-round solution to foreign language learning for research, study and personal interest. Courses run for three terms, though applications are accepted throughout the year, and those with academic need for a language course may make priority applications. For general enquiries about LASR courses please contact Charlotte Manning at


  • £38 Matriculated students
  • £70 Staff / Visiting and Recognised Students
  • £135 Academic Visitors / Spouses & Partners / Alumni
  • £175 Non-members of the University (where space allows)

OPAL - Oxford Programme in Languages

This late afternoon/early evening foreign language programme is intended for those who are highly motivated, willing to commit to a fast-paced course and wish to obtain a certificate of achievement. Entry for OPAL courses is strictly from the start of Michaelmas Term. Most colleges and some departments offer financial support. For general enquiries about OPAL courses please contact Sarah Cook at


Matriculated students and staff:

  • £225 for Michaelmas & Hilary + £65 for examination & project fee in Trinity

Academic Visitors / Spouses & Partners / Alumni:

  • £280 for Michaelmas & Hilary + £75 for examination & project fee in Trinity

Library shelfmark: RU

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The Language Exchange is a fun, free facility for students and staff at Oxford to share their native language skills in exchange for support with the language they wish to learn or improve.

Visit the Language Exchange board on the ground floor of the Language Centre, where you can browse by ‘language offered’ to search for contacts who can help you with your chosen language, then check that they wish to improve on the language that you in turn can offer.

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