Develop an understanding of Russian culture as you learn to speak the language. Discover how to read the Cyrillic alphabet, and gain conversational skills and essential grammar.
“Beginner’s Russian with Interactive Online Workbook”
Who Should Attend
This course is for students who are new to the Russian language, or who would like a review of the fundamentals of the Russian language.
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
- Cyrillic alphabet, learning to read and write. Vowels, stress and
consonants. Similarities and differences between Russian and English.
Forming and asking simple questions. Common phrases and words.
- Sibilants and other consonants. Personal Pronouns. Forming questions
with question words. Animate v. inanimate. Grammatical gender.
Saying greetings. Introducing oneself I.
- Learning to read in Russian. Soft vowels. Yes/No questions and
answers. Introducing oneself II. Possessive pronouns. Saying “Excuse
me” and “Sorry.”
- Asking/answering “Where are you from?” Country and nationality.
Introduction to cases.
- Consonants: hard and soft. Spelling rules. Introduction to the
declension of verbs. Conversation: “Do you speak Russian?” Formal/
informal Russian names.
- Consonants: voiced and unvoiced. Conversation: “I do not
This course is for beginning Russian speakers. There is no prerequisite.
This is a noncredit enrichment program. Progress and courses completed are marked by Continuing Education Units. CEUs are not transferable to college or university transcripts.
Dates and locations to be announced.