Russian Basic, Pt. A

OSH 969 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course Description: Dobro pozhalovat’! An introductory course for those without any prior (or little) knowledge of Russian.  You will learn how to sing Ochi chernye! We will cover the alphabet, basic phrases, elementary reading, comprehension and grammar.  You will be introduced to Russian customs and culture.


Week 1     

Introduction to the alphabet and basic phrases.

Week 2

Review of the alphabet and basic phrases.

Week 3

Additional lexicon and phrases. Beginning grammar, including noun declensions.  Begin to learn the song.

Week 4

Review of what has been learned so far with addition of lexicon and phrases.  Continuation of grammar, including verbs.  Work on song.

Week 5

Introduction to Russian culture and customs (including the song).  Review and additions to what has been learned to date.

Week 6 

Review and assessment of what has been learned to date.  Performance of the song.

Required Textbook: The New Penguin Russian Course: A complete Course for Beginners by Nicholas J. Brown.


Instructor: Ms. Regina Fisher

This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses and programs are available at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Membership is required. Our classes take place in Lau Founders Hall, 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33146 unless otherwise noted below.

OLLI 2019-2020 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2019-2020 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2019 Ends: 7/31/2020