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Saint Petersburg State University

Russian for beginners 1. Русский язык: A1

Saint Petersburg State University via Coursera

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Russian is considered to be one of the world's most difficult languages. This course is aimed at helping those who are interested in understanding the basics of Russian language. Every unit of the course consists of several parts explaining vocabulary, phonetics (pronunciation), grammar, and provides examples of simple dialogues in Russian.

Upon completion of the course students will have learned: the structure of simple narrative and interrogative sentences; the formation of Russian names; the three genders of nouns; the difference between Russian adjectives and adverbs, and their uses; the use of verbs in the Present and Past tense as well as their conjugation.

The course contains more than 100 new words and conversational phrases providing the learner with a basic vocabulary for everyday communication.


  • Unit 1. The world around
  • Unit 2. Let's Get Acquainted!
  • Unit 3. About yourself, your family and friends
  • Unit 4. My day

Taught by

Kosareva Еlena


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