This course is an introductory language course that emphasizes language proficiency in all four skills: speaking, reading, listening, and writing. After the first year, students will be able to discuss most everyday topics; they will learn essentials of Russian grammar and vocabulary. The course will also introduce students to facts about Russian life, culture, history, and geography. The class will meet eight hours per week: five hours with the master teacher and three hours with the apprentice teacher. Offered every year.
In this course, students continue the study of the language, concentrating on the development of oral communication and writing skills. Work for the course will involve regular study of new vocabulary, extensive reading, and writing. In class, we will review some important aspects of grammar, focusing on communication in a variety of contexts. The skills of listening and comprehension, speaking, and participating in discussion will be further developed. Students will be introduced to more facts about Russian culture. They will read excerpts from Russian literature and learn some poetry. The class meets three times a week with the master teacher and twice a week with the apprentice teacher. Attendance at Russian Table is required. Prerequisite: RUSS 111Y-112Y or equivalent. Offered every year.
This course provides beginning advanced students of Russian the opportunity to continue their study of the language, concentrating on the development of the four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. To strengthen their writing, students will be required to write several essays during the course of the semester. Work for the course will involve regular study of new vocabulary, reading a variety of texts, and writing essays. A main focus of this course is communication within a variety of contexts while trying to enhance listening, reading comprehension, and oral proficiency. One additional practice session, conducted by an apprentice teacher, may be required. Prerequisite: RUSS 213Y-214Y or permission of instructor. This course can be repeated for credit with a change of teaching materials. In such a case, permission of the instructor is required. Offered every year.