Maybe you’ve been dreaming about going to St. Petersburg, or you’ve taken a decade off learning Russian. Either way, you’re ready to change that!
Beginner Russian 1 is perfect for you if you're completely new to the language and you want to get the basics down to start speaking conversational Russian.
Jan. 10, 2024. See all start dates
Includes 20 hours of live instruction led by an expert instructor and access to activities & resourcesSELECT DATE & TIME
Start here if you've never studied Russian before or if you've taken a decade off and need a refresher.
Basics of reading and writing Russian. Decline nouns in nominative and prepositional cases. Conjugation of verbs in present tense. Noun and adjective case. Number and gender agreement. Demonstrative and possessive pronouns in the nominative case. 7-letters and 5-letter spelling rules.
With a small group (averaging six students per class and capped at ten), you'll have an opportunity to engage in conversational Russian with other language learners with realtime feedback from the instructor.
By the end of our level one course, you'll be able to introduce yourself to native speakers, talk about your family, and what you like to do in your free time.
Ends March 13th
7 - 9PM EST
Julie is one of our best-reviewed instructors, with a reputation for dynamic lessons and a knack for making even the most challenging aspects of the language fun. A native of Belarus, Julie relocated to the United States after earning her degree in English Education from Minsk State Linguistic College.
Julie is personable and understands each student's pace
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All of our group classes meet for a total of 20 hours of live instruction. Some courses meet 2 hours once a week for a total of 10 sessions, while others meet 1 hour twice a week for a total of 20 sessions.
We know our students and teachers probably have holiday plans, so we don't hold classes on Federal holidays.
Plans change - we get it. You have until 7 days before the start date of your group course to make any cancelations or transfers. After that, we unfortunately cannot offer any refunds.
If you feel your level isn't the right fit, reach out to [email protected] before your second class and we will transfer you to a better fit, free of charge!"
Only students 18 years or older can participate in this course. If you are looking for options for students under 18, please check out our Kids and Teens page!
As long as the group course has not been cancelled or it has spots left, there is no deadline to sign up. However, we strongly encourage you to sign up at least two weeks in advance in order to secure your spot!
Dive deep into the curriculum, the course structure, and what you can achieve during the lessons ― straight from our advisors