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Beginner Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, German

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Unit 1. The world around

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 8 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Reading and Writing33s
Location43s
Intonation constructions in Russian language (IC-1 and IC-2)1m
Noun. Noun Gender in Russian language2m
How to ask about the person or the animal42s
How to ask about an object28s
1 reading
Grammar Exercises30m
3 practice exercises
Vocabulary Exercises30m
Listening Exercises30m
Grammar Test30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Unit 2. Let's Get Acquainted!

3 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 21 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
15 videos
Greetings and Farewells1m
Polite Phrases53s
Professions1m
Intonation constructions of Russian language (IC-3, IC-4 and IC-5)2m
Russian Names and their forms45s
Russian Surnames and their forms1m
Personal Pronouns in the Nominative case57s
Russian Equivalents of "Whose?". What's your name?3m
How to ask about the profession1m
Formal greetings and farewells1m
Informal greetings and farewells40s
How to get acquainted (1)34s
How to get acquainted (2)48s
How to get acquainted (3)2m
1 reading
Grammar Exercises1h
3 practice exercises
Vocabulary Exercises30m
Listening Exercises30m
Grammar Test30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Unit 3. About yourself, your family and friends

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
9 videos
Family1m
Country, nationality, language1m
Countries and Their Pronunciation2m
Where are you from?1m
Personal Pronouns in the Genitive case. The construction "У меня есть..."1m
Nouns in the Plural2m
Adjectives: Gender and Number3m
How to tell about your country, nationality and language1m
1 reading
Grammar Exercises1h
4 practice exercises
Vocabulary Exercises30m
Listening Exercises30m
Check yourself!15m
Grammar Test30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Unit 4. My day

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 21 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
8 videos
Verbs. Time of the Day3m
Days of the Week1m
Conjugation of Russian Verbs4m
Transitive and Intransitive Verbs. The Verbs любить, есть, пить, мочь3m
Past Tense of Russian Verbs3m
Accusative Case in Russian Language2m
Adverb in Russian Language49s
2 readings
Grammar Guide: Cases in Russian10m
Grammar Exercises1h 30m
4 practice exercises
Vocabulary Exercises30m
Listening Exercises30m
Check yourself!15m
Grammar Test30m

About the Russian for beginners А1. Русский язык: A1 Specialization

This specialization is aimed at learners who are interested in exploring the Russian language, and provides everything you need to start this journey. This specialization contains four courses, and begins with an introduction to the basics of the Russian alphabet and phonetics, which will be vital for you as you progress in your studies. All four courses provide extensive theoretical and practical materials, and supply listening, reading, and vocabulary exercises to enhance the learning process. Grammar materials will cover parts of speech, case system, verb conjugation, and sentence structure. Upon completion of the specialization, learners will be well-versed in the basic theories and rules of Russian phonetics and grammar; will acquire basic conversation vocabulary; be able to read simple texts; and hold conversation on everyday topics such as family, travel, hobbies, personal activities, and holidays. Our team is going to further improve and enrich the course materials to provide learners with up-to-date information, and to help them progress and achieve the best results....
Russian for beginners А1. Русский язык: A1

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