Slavic Languages and Literatures | Elementary Russian
R101 | ALL | --

This course develops elementary skills in Russian. We will begin by
learning the alphabet and go on to read, understand, write and speak
Russian in basic contexts related to everyday life (where you are
from, where you live, what do like or dislike, what do you do every
day, what courses you take at IU, your favorite places to hang out,
etc). We will work with a range of exciting authentic materials,
videos, the Internet, and music – all related to the fascinating scene
of Russia today. At the end of the course you will be able to
participate in simple informal conversations, read simplified literary
and ‘popular’ texts, and listen to and comprehend sentence-length
utterances consisting of learned elements.