Russian for Beginners
In this free online course, you will learn how to read, write and communicate effectively in the Russian language.Publisher: Stay Curious Media Ltd
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Russian is the most geographically widespread language in Europe with over 150 million native speakers. It is the primary language in Russia, Eastern Europe and other countries of the former Soviet Union. It is worth noting that Russian is one of the two official languages of outer space due to the vast contribution of Russia to aerospace technology as such - so astronauts must become conversant with the language. This course will examine the Russian alphabet in its classical order. You will study the four-letter groups of the Russian alphabet and discover how to discern each letter via its written and pronunciation patterns. Learn how to master the rules of reading in Russian by considering the systems of vocal articulation, the methods of reading letters and the word stress patterns in the language. The differences between the hard and soft consonants and their relatedness as correlative pairs will also be explained.
Next, the reading rules for unstressed vowels will be highlighted, accompanied by illustrative exercises to help you digest the concept comprehensively. Then we demonstrate Russian greetings, including how to express yourself in formal and informal business environments. We explore the basic manners required for hitch-free communications and smooth business transactions in Russian. For example, you will examine the Russian phrases for excuses and apologies and learn how to make personal requests in the language. The topic on personal pronouns and gender of nouns will dissect the three genders in the Russian language. Become skilful at identifying the gender of nouns via word endings and sibilant consonants. Furthermore, you will consider the Russian terms for various colours, and you will learn how to identify different objects by their colours.
Finally, the topic on Russian adjectives will examine the two main variances of adjective endings and identify them from their nominative case forms. You will study the two cases required for voiced consonant modification and apply the concept to the terms used for Russian foods. Similarly, we reveal the terms used for different animals in Russian. We teach you the verbs of the first conjugation in the present tense and their infinitive forms. Then we examine some adverbs and the second verb conjugation in the present tense. A recent research study shows that learning a new language and eating chocolate can activate the ventral striatum, the part of the brain responsible for expressing pleasure. New language learning can thus positively impact your intelligence quotient (IQ) by heightening your sensory perception. By completing this course, you will develop your communication skills and enjoy more authentic travel experiences with better career opportunities. So why wait? Start learning now!Start Course Now
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the Russian alphabet and letter groups
- Recall the essential rules for reading and pronunciation in Russian
- Differentiate between the hard and soft consonants in the Russian phonetic system
- Indicate the personal pronouns, gender of nouns and adjectives in the Russian language
- Discuss the modification of voiced consonants and their application in Russian expressions
- Explain the first and second conjugation of Russian verbs
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