Я говорю
по-русски /
I speak Russian

After completing the training, you will be able to maintain a simple conversation in Russian, find a way out of an ordinary situation, tell something about yourself.
19 lessons with assignments
Free schedule
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About the course
It is believed that Russian is not only one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, but also one of the most difficult to learn. In our course, we will show that acquaintance with the Russian language can be exciting and even funny. Small video sketches illustrate and explain grammatical material, allow you to quickly and easily get used to a new linguistic environment. The lexical blocks are selected in such a way that by the end of the course the student will be able to independently solve elementary communicative problems in Russian (at the A1 level).
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Target audience

Our course is perfect for you if you have recently started learning Russian or just decided to master it.

What will you learn

Maintain a simple conversation in Russian, find a way out of an ordinary situation, tell something about yourself

Authors
Daria Tarakanova
PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of the Department of the Russian Language, Faculty of Philology, National Research State University
Ekaterina Ponkratova
PhD in Philology, Senior Lecturer of the Russian Language Department of the School of Basic Engineering Education of Tomsk Polytechnic University
Course program
1. Итак! Вы в России! So! You are in Russia!
In this module, students will get acquainted with the primary rules of Russian etiquette, get a first idea of the Russian language, be able to greet, introduce themselves, tell basic information about themselves, get acquainted with the peculiarities of the Russian inflection (genitive), with a positive and negative answer to questions. In this module, students will get acquainted with constructions that allow them to talk about a family, learn how to describe their family, and study a grammatical topic: possessive pronouns.

  • Приветствие
  • Откуда ты?
  • Моя профессия
  • Моя семья
  • Мир вокруг
2. В гуще событий. In the thick of things.
In this module, students will get acquainted with the accusative case of nouns, study the constructions I love / I like, learn how to form the accusative case of nouns, learn new verbs with which the accusative case is used. Listeners will get acquainted with the real tense of the verb, learn to talk about their day, about the daily routine, learn to understand by ear and name the time.

  • Я люблю. Мне нравится
  • Сколько времени? Который час? Мой день
  • Где? Место
  • Есть или нет? Родительный падеж
  • Что ты делал? Прошедшее время глагола
3. Краски. События. Люди. Colors.
In this module, students will get acquainted with adjectives in the nominative case, learn what antonyms are. Students will learn to use the vocabulary of color designations, study the conjugation of the verb „seek“, the peculiarities of its usage. They will also get acquainted with the peculiarities of using words in a situation of going to the store, practice listening and reading skills, study the future tense of the verb, verbs of movement and adverbs of place.

  • Какой ты? Какие твои друзья?
  • Цвета. Что ты ищешь?
  • В магазине
  • Планы на неделю
  • Где? Куда? Глаголы движения
4. Я говорю по-русски. I speak Russian
In the module, students will gain knowledge about the instrumental case of a noun, acquire the skill of creating a complete, formalized written text, study the dative case of a noun, and get acquainted with a new grammatical category: the type of the verb. They will also learn to understand the difference between a single and repeated action, learn to distinguish between a process, a result, and select the appropriate verbs.

  • Кофе с молоком (творительный падеж)
  • Время
  • Вид глагола
  • Я говорю по-русски. Обобщающий урок
Modern visual language
All lessons are shot in a modern studio, and graphics were created by designers
19 lessons
This is enough to cover the topic. Each lesson is made in the format of a longread with video lectures, text and graphic materials and links
Vivid and constructive speech
The author speaks simply and clearly, using catchy examples
Free schedule
There are no deadlines or due dates for homework assignments. Materials are available immediately, you can start learning through the chatbot at any time and return to the course when you have time
Support
Directly through the chatbot where you learn, you can request the help of technical support, which will promptly answer you.
Certificate
To get a certificate, you need to complete the assignments for the lessons
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Я говорю по-русски / I speak Russian
It is believed that Russian is not only one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, but also one of the most difficult to learn. In our course, we will show that acquaintance with the Russian language can be exciting and even funny.

What will you get

  • 19 lessons with assignments in a chatbot
  • Author’s presentation: simple, clear and with interest in the subject
  • Free schedule: no deadlines and due dates for assignments
  • All materials are available immediately, you can start learning at a convenient time
  • Professional video and modern graphics
  • Quick contact with technical support
  • Certificate of Completion

What will you learn

Maintain a simple conversation in Russian, find a way out of an ordinary situation, tell something about yourself

Sign up for the course for free. Learning will start in summer 2022
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