The course is designed for students who have had at least three semesters of Russian before. Its main focus is twofold. On the one hand, the course will continue developing students' skills of reading texts in Russian and ofrecognizing grammatical categories and structures to ensure efficient work with sources and dictionaries while doing research. On the other hand, it will substantially enlarge students' vocabulary by introducing a range of both high-frequency and specific Russian words and expressions. The course will also address and explain grammatical structures of intermediate level to enhance students' ability to analyze and write Russian texts, and to communicate in Russian verbally.

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The course is designed for students who have learnt Russian before for about half a year. Students who would like to join the class are expected to be confident in such basics as alphabet, Russian handwriting, main phonetic rules including intonational constructions.

Students are also expected to be familiar with (but not necessarily have a solid knowledge of gender/plural of nouns; personal, possessive and demonstrative pronouns; construction 'У меняесть…’; conjugation of verbs (1st and 2nd groups); form of verbs in past and future tenses.

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