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Beginner Level

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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Unit 1. At the shop

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 24 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
11 videos
Colours1m
Adjectives1m
Food1m
Clothing1m
Cardinal Numerals2m
How Much Does It Cost?4m
Conjugation of Russian Verbs6m
At the Shop53s
How to Tell the Time1m
How to Tell the Time (2)1m
1 reading
New Reading1h
4 practice exercises
Vocabulary Exercises30m
Exercises30m
Check yourself!20m
Grammar Test30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Unit 2. Where?

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 16 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
8 videos
Where?2m
Ordinal Numerals2m
The Prepositional case of Singular Nouns2m
Conjugation of Russian Verbs2m
Conjugation of Russian Verbs in the Past Tense1m
The Prepositional Case of Adjectives and Possessive Pronouns1m
How to Ask about the Location of the Object1m
1 reading
Grammar Exercises1h 30m
3 practice exercises
Vocabulary Exercises30m
Exercises30m
Grammar Test30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Unit 3. In the city

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 15 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
8 videos
Getting around the City1m
Pronunciation of the Preposition В and the Verb Идти50s
Seasons, Months and Their Pronunciation1m
Conjugation of Russian Verbs2m
The Accusative case of Inanimate Nouns in the Singular1m
Conjugation of Russian Verbs (2)4m
Where Are You Going?34s
1 reading
Grammar Exercises2h
4 practice exercises
Vocabulary Exercises30m
Exercises30m
Check yourself!30m
Grammar Test30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Unit 4. What are you doing?

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 11 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Aspect of the Verb. The Future Tense4m
The Dative Case2m
Uses of the Dative Case2m
How to Ask about the Process and its Result33s
1 reading
Grammar Exercises1h 30m
3 practice exercises
Revising Vocabulary30m
Check yourself!30m
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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