The introductory program has been designed for students possessing zero knowledge of Russian and for those who know just a few words.
Stage 1: You will be introduced to the Russian alphabet and about 300 new words. We will study basic grammar and work on competent pronunciation, spelling, and reading. You will be able to understand colloquial and written Russian connected with household situations and real events occurring in daily life.
Stage 2: We will continue to practice the vocabulary and grammar introduced in the first stage, and begin to study verb tenses and the case system. You will learn over 300 more new expressions, and you will be able to understand Russian speech and reply more quickly.
The aim of this course is to teach students to communicate in Russian and to understand Russian. Content of Course:
Introductory phonetics (Russian alphabet, rules of pronunciation).
Greetings. Reading practice of short texts and dialogues.
Introductory listening, comprehension, speaking.
Questions: How? When?
Russian nouns in the singular: masculine, feminine and neuter genders. Questions: Who is this? What is this?
Russian cardinal numbers.
Days of the week. Time.
Personal pronouns. Possessive pronouns. Question: whose? Conjunctions: simple sentence.
Formation of nouns: names of professions, jobs. Complex sentence. The verb ‘to know’.
Russian nouns in the plural. Exceptions.
Russian adjectives in the masculine, feminine and neuter genders. Questions: what kind of? Russian adjectives in the plural.