We offer three types of courses adjusted to your level of language proficiency:Option 1. Russian for beginners
This introductory course is meant to develop functional competence in four basic skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. It will give students a basic knowledge of Russian grammar and communication skills, and will enable them to take part in simple conversations. By the end of this class, students are able to:
- Understand simple conversations about daily routines, family, school, work, announcements, etc.
- Explain their needs and interests and hold simple conversations
- Read and understand articles on familiar topics and brief texts
- Write simple compositions about daily life, family, school, and work, postcards and short letters
Option 2. Intermediate Russian
This course is intended for the students who are continuing to learn Russian and want to increase their proficiency level significantly. It provides focused instruction to help students expand their proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking Russian. Classes focus on developing everyday Russian conversational skills that are appropriate in casual and business situations. It aims to:
- Increase students' linguistic confidence by giving them an opportunity to talk on a variety of subjects;
- Improve their knowledge and use of proper grammar by emphasizing some of the most common problems that intermediate speakers face;
- Enhance their understanding of contemporary Russian language through a study of everyday news.
Option 3. Advanced Russian
This course is aimed at developing students' communication skills, including advanced reading and writing skills. By capitalizing on the Russian language environment, students can make considerable progress in their speaking and writing abilities. Students work to develop more sophisticated syntax and grammar. Learning materials correspond to the students' proficiency level and include texts from such areas as current affairs, culture, business as well as technical texts. The course concentrates on discussing topics especially relevant for concrete students' needs. By the end of this class students will be able to communicate on a wide variety of subjects with native speakers.