Course description/Format:

The course is designed for students who have never learnt Russian before. We will start from learning alphabet, phonetics, intonation rules, acquiring basic vocabulary, learning elementary grammar rules, etc. 

Learning outcomes: By the end of the fall term students will be able to:

(1)  according to CEFR[1]: (a)  understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type; (b) introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has; (c) interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

(2)  in addition, student will acquire abilities to work independently (with the help of a dictionary) with adapted texts: read, translate, answer questions about it, etc.

[1] Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.