Emphasizes the development of communicative and cultural competence, as well as mastery of the foundations of Russian grammar and vocabulary. Using video, internet resources, and varied cultural materials, students work on developing speaking, reading, and writing skills. Conducted in both Russian and English. Designed for students with no knowledge of Russian. Limited to 18.

Regular semester sections: Enrollment limited to 18 due to pedagogical reasons. Pre-registered students and students concentrating in Russian and Eurasian Studies  will receive the priority.  In case of over-enrollment, preference will be given in the following order: concentrators, pre-registered students (sophomores, juniors, freshmen, seniors, and graduate students).

IAP sections:  Enrollment limited to 20.  Students who plan to register for Russian II in the spring, students who are choosing a concentration in Russian language or Russian and Eurasian Studies, and students who have existing plans for a MISTI-Russia fellowship will receive priority in registration.
IAP Syllabus (pdf)