Course Description

In this conversationally oriented course learn useful phrases, basic grammar, and how to read the Russian alphabet.

Course Details

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 throughout the course to assist in conversational skills development.   

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Introduce yourself and use greetings and farewells
  • Count numbers
  • Talk about dates and days of the week
  • Talk about family
  • Create a short story with the vocabulary you have learned in class
  • Have a better understanding of Russian culture

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Online Synchronous
6:00PM to 8:30PM
Sep 23, 2020 to Dec 02, 2020
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $295.00
Reading List / Textbook

Sputnik: An Introductory Russian Language Course, Part 1 by Dr. Julia Rochtchina, ISBN: 978-0993913907. Avalable for purchase at U of C Bookstore http://calgarybookstore.ca/.   

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

** Please Note: There will be no class on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - Remembrance Day

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