Slavic Languages and Literatures | Elementary Russian 1
R101 | ALL | Staff

General Goals:

1. to develop students' intermediate-level communicative competency in the
four language skills (speaking, listening, writing, reading)
2. to familiarize students with the structure of Russian and to encourage
demonstration of structural knowledge through performance of the four
language skills
3. to introduce students to aspects of Russian everyday culture (forms of
address, social behavior) and to elements of higher culture (history, the
arts, political system)

Specific Course Goals:

1. Reading and writing (in script) the cyrillic alphabet
2. Introduction of nominative, accusative, genitive, dative and
prepositional cases, present and past tenses, and basic vocabulary
3. Memorization of dialogues based on life topics (university, living
conditions, family, possessions), with emphasis on grammar, pronunciation
and intonation
4. Writing brief letters and descriptions of life topics and family
5. Reading newspaper ads, documents, letters