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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 9 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Unit 1. My Home

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 9 min)
5 videos
My Home1m
Conjugation of the verbs стоять, лежать, висеть2m
Adjectives and Demonstrative Pronouns in the Prepositional case3m
How to ask about the location of the object28s
2 practice exercises
Vocabulary Exercises30m
Grammar Exercises50m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Unit 2. Hobbies and Interests

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 16 min)
5 videos
Hobbies and Interests2m
Conjugation of the Verbs заниматься, интересоваться. The Construction играть + во что? на чем?3m
Instrumental Case7m
How to ask and say about hobbies or interests38s
2 practice exercises
Vocabulary Exercises30m
Grammar Exercises1h
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Unit 3. Holidays and Congratulations

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 12 min)
6 videos
Holidays and Congratulations1m
Conjugation of the Verbs поздравлять, поздравить3m
Conjugation of the Verbs желать, пожелать2m
The Accusative, the Prepositional and the Genitive with Time Expressions1m
How to congratulate on a holiday and express holiday wishes38s
2 practice exercises
Vocabulary Exercises30m
Grammar Exercises30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Unit 4. Going to Someone's House

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 15 min)
7 videos
Imperfective and Perfective forms of Verbs1m
Going to Someone's House1m
Conjugation of the Verbs дарить,подарить2m
Use of the Dative Case (Revision)2m
Formation of the Imperative5m
How to invite and how to accept an invitation38s
2 practice exercises
Vocabulary Exercises30m
Grammar Exercises1h

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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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