Russian 2: Elementary Russian

Language Coordinator: Lisa Little | M-F 11-12 | 106 Dwinelle | 5 units | CCN: 81209

ASSUMES NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF RUSSIAN: SO IF YOU SPEAK RUSSIAN AT HOME (even if you do not read and write), please contact the instructor-in-charge to make sure that this is the correct section for you.

Comprehensive program for the study of Russian. Development of communicative skills and cultural and grammatical competence through reading, writing, listening/viewing, and speaking.

Grades based on daily attendance, homework, compositions, chapter and oral tests, and a final (a computerized standardized test that may be taken anytime during the last two weeks up through the regularly scheduled final time and counts for 5% of the grade).


Mezhdu nami (Между нами at:, a new free, web-based textbook by Lynne deBenedette, William Comer, Alla Smyslova, and Jonathan Perkins. (You will need to print out homework and classwork pages from pdfs yourself.)

Prerequisites: Russian 1 has no prerequisites as it assumes no previous knowledge of Russian. RUSSIAN 1 IS THE PREREQUISITE FOR RUSSIAN 2 [FORMERLY SLAVIC 2]. If you have not taken the previous semester here, SCREENING AND PLACEMENT IS MANDATORY to determine the best placement for you. Prospective students must contact Lisa Little at: