Slavic 1: Elementary Russian

Section 1: M-F 11-12, 206 Wheeler. Instructor: TBA.

Section 2: M-F 1-2, 206 Dwinelle. Instructor: TBA.

Units: 5

Instructor in Charge: Lisa Little,

IF YOU SPEAK RUSSIAN AT HOME (even if you do not read and write), please contact the instructor-in-charge to make sure you are placed in the correct section.

Comprehensive program for the study of Russian. Development of communicative skills and cultural and grammatical competence through reading, writing, speaking, and listening (or viewing). (Many of our students have placed well in summer language programs in the U.S. and EAP and other language courses abroad after completing this course.)

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


Lubensky, Ervin, McClellan, & Jarvis, NACHALO When in Russia…, Textbook and Workbook/Lab Manual (Chs 1-5 in a special soft-cover edition at a discounted price).

Prerequisites: Slavic 1 has no prerequisites as it assumes no previous knowledge of Russian. If you have not taken the previous semester here, SCREENING AND PLACEMENT IS MANDATORY to determine the best placement for you. Prospective students must contact Lisa Little at: