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About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Through the course of specialization learners are going to complete a set of listening, reading and vocabulary exercises, which are aimed at assessment of their progress. Self-study materials and exercises are also provided to strengthen the acquired skills.
No prior experience required.
Saint Petersburg State University
Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет (СПбГУ) — старейший вуз России, основанный в 1724 году. Университет сегодня — научный, образовательный и культурный центр мирового значения, неизменно входящий во все международные рейтинги вузов. В номинации взаимодействие с работодателями QS Graduate Employability 2018 СПбГУ занимает 20 место среди 400 ведущих вузов мира и является лучшим в России.
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Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
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Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
It takes approximately 16 week to complete the Specialization.
What background knowledge is necessary?
This Specialization can be considered an introduction to Russian language, it is made for beginners and doesn't need any background knowledge.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
The courses within the specialization are placed in the order to make the learners` progress steady and logical.
1) Russian Alphabet
2) Russian for beginners 1
3) Russian for beginners 2
4) Russian for beginners 3
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
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, make simple sentences; and hold conversation on everyday topics such as family, travel, hobbies, personal activities, and holidays.
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