Course Description

In this conversationally oriented course, learn useful phrases and basic grammar to be able to carry out simple conversations in Russian.

Course Details

The introductory Russian course focuses on developing an immediate familiarity with the Russian language. You will be introduced to the Russian alphabet. Basic conversational dialogue (frequently used expressions, greetings, farewells, essential verbs) will be presented to help students develop their oral skills. Other essential vocabulary such as numbers, asking for help, telling time,schedule, 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 basic greetings and farewells
  • Count and tell time using numbers
  • Talk about your family
  • Create a short story with the vocabulary you have learned in class
  • Have a better understanding of Russian culture
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6:00PM to 8:30PM
Sep 27, 2023 to Nov 29, 2023
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Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $299.00
Reading List / Textbook

Sputnik: An Introductory Russian Language Course, Part 1 by Dr. Julia Rochtchina. ISBN: 978-0993913907.

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

Delivery format and health protocols may change in response to COVID-19. Students will be informed of any changes.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

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.

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