Начинаем! Getting Started with Russian

Short Course

Whether you have a specific need to embark on the Russian language or are simply curious, this course is your opportunity to try it out. Is it really as hard as it looks? What does it sound like?

This short course is appropriate for any age – from ambitious high school students to working professionals and lifelong learners. It is appropriate if you are simply in the planning stages of a trip to Russia, or any number of countries where Russian remains the lingua franca. It assumes that you have not studied Russian before; if you already know the basics, even if you are a bit rusty, we suggest one of our Maintenance Russian courses instead.

Our teachers are experts in teaching Russian as a Second Language. You will take the first steps in a methodology that can take you to conversational level and beyond, should you choose to do so.

Included in this short online course are 4 individual synchronous (live with your instructor) lessons supplemented by an additional 4 hours of asynchronous learning material in the form of written exercises, recordings, quizlets, and other activities.

This course includes 4 lessons of 45-minutes each per week. Morning/early afternoon sessions will be hosted from Kyiv, Ukraine, between the window of 11 am - 2.30 pm EDT. Evening sessions will be hosted from Irkutsk, Russia, on weekday evenings from 8-9 pm EDT.

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Course Structure

Continuing Study of Russian

Technology and Scheduling

Transcripts and Credit Transfer

SRAS Learning Credits


Russian Language

Dates & Costs

4 lessons, 45 min each, 2022

Dates: 01 Jul 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
Enroll By: 15 Dec 2022
Cost: $99

"So far...I love it. Masha has been great - super attentive and works hard to make sure I’m understanding and retaining the information we cover. Masha has been teaching in a way that I understand the “why” in the language. I have been very pleased with my progress in the language in such a short amount of time." – Taneal Williams, Professional