About this Specialization

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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.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 2 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, German

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 2 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, German

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Russian Alphabet

4.7
stars
116 ratings
29 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Russian for beginners 1. Русский язык: A1

4.6
stars
57 ratings
17 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Russian for beginners 2. Русский язык A1

4.6
stars
14 ratings
3 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Russian for beginners 3. Русский язык: A1

4.9
stars
14 ratings
3 reviews

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • 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. Online Degrees and Mastertrack™ Certificates on Coursera provide the opportunity to earn university credit.

  • I​t takes approximately 16 week to complete the Specialization.

  • T​his Specialization can be considered an introduction to Russian language, it is made for beginners and doesn't need any background knowledge.

  • T​he 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

  • 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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