Russian 1: Elementary Russian

Megan Barickman | M-F 11-12 | 255 Dwinelle  | 5 units
Semyon Leonenko | M-F 11-12 | 6307 Dwinelle | 5 units

ASSUMES NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF RUSSIAN: so if you speak Russian at home or have taken Russian before, you must contact Lisa Little at: to determine the best placement for you (which may be this course).

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.