Russian 1: Elementary Russian

Section 1: Maria Whittle | M-F 11-12 | 187 Dwinelle | 5 units
Section 2: Katie DeWaele | M-F 1-2 | 179 Dwinelle | 5 units

ASSUMES NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF RUSSIAN: if you speak Russian at home or have taken Russian before, you must contact Anna Muza: to determine the best placement for you.

Comprehensive program for the study of Russian. Development of communicative skills and cultural and grammatical competence through reading, writing, listening/viewing, and speaking.

Grades based on daily attendance and participation, homework, compositions, chapter and oral tests, and a final (a computerized standardized test that may be taken anytime during the last two weeks up through the regularly scheduled final time and counts for 5% of the grade).


Mezhdu nami (Между нами at:, a new free, web-based textbook by Lynne deBenedette, William Comer, Alla Smyslova, and Jonathan Perkins. Students will need to buy the inexpensive Mezhdu nami 1-5 Classroom Activities and Homework Booklets.

Prerequisites: Russian 1 has no prerequisites as it assumes no previous knowledge of Russian