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Why learn Russian?
Russian is the 7th most spoken language in the world! It is the largest native language in Europe, and the most geographically widespread language in Eurasia. Over 280 million people speak Russian in Russia and many of the surrounding countries, including the Baltic states and countries of the former Soviet Union. You will open doors to business, travel, and a new culture when learning Russian.
Is it hard to learn the Russian alphabet?
The Russian alphabet is written in Cyrillic, and consists of 33 letters. It is only a few more characters than the Latin or Roman alphabet you are used to reading! With some practice, English speakers can learn to read and write Cyrillic in a short time. And because Russian spelling is largely phonetic (unlike English where spelling often has little to do with pronunciation!) - you can start speaking with words you read right away!
Fun Facts about Russian
There are many Russian-speaking communities in the USA. In one city - Nikolaevsk, Alaska - Russian is spoken more than English!
The verb Russian verb for “to be” is used only in the past and future tense.
In the 19th century (in Russia until 1917), the language was often called "Great Russian" to distinguish it from Belarusian, then called "White Russian" and Ukrainian, then called "Little Russian".
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(ACTFL Novice) (CEFR A1)
At the end of beginner level Russian, you will be able to use familiar everyday expressions and have the knowledge needed for basic survival in Russian.
(ACTFL Intermediate Low, CEFR A2)
At the end of elementary level Russian classes, you will be able to express yourself in predictable concrete exchanges needed for basic life situations in Russian.
(ACTFL Intermediate-Mid, CEFR B2)
At the end of Pre-Intermediate level, you will be able to deal with most situations you will encounter in Russian when working or attending school. Students finishing this level can usually be understood by native Russian speakers with some patience.
(ACTFL Intermediate-High, CEFR B2)
At the end of Intermediate level Russian, you will be able to speak with fluency and spontaneity without difficulty. Students finishing this level can easily be understood by native Russian speakers, even those unaccustomed to dealing with non-native speakers.
(ACTFL Advanced Mid, CEFR C1)
If you study Russian at this level you will be able to express yourself skillfully, with ease and confidence. At this level, you are able to deal with any social situation, even with unexpected social complications fluidly and with ease using Portuguese.
Minimum 1½ hours each lesson.
Please allow at least 1 week to secure an instructor.
***Rates do not include textbook.
Textbook options will be discussed
with your instructor.