In this conversationally oriented course learn useful phrases, basic grammar, and how to read the Russian alphabet.
The introductory Russian course focuses on developing an immediate familiarity with the Russian language. You will be introduced to the Russian alphabet (printed and handwritten) so that you can start reading and understanding simple words and phrases. Basic conversational dialogue (frequently used expressions, greetings, farewells, essential verbs) will be presented helping students develop their oral skills. Other essential vocabulary such as numbers, basic needs (place, directions), telling time, days of the week, and words related to home, school, and work will be taught. Some basic grammatical information will be integrated thoughout the course to assist in conversational skills development.