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Russian 1 Language and Culture (Honors)

Course Catalog ID:
Subject Categories:
Global Language, Honors

This course introduces students to the rich depth of Russian language and culture. In a supportive, interactive classroom environment students will begin to develop basic proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing Russian. Students begin by learning to read and write the Russian Cyrillic alphabet, then learn how to introduce themselves, inquire about others, speak about things they have, and discuss their studies and daily activities. Learning is reinforced with video interviews, audios, and self-correcting exercises to learn all four communicative skills in an easy and thorough way.

Grade Levels*:
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.

• Students concurrently receiving academic support for English as a Foreign Language (e.g., TPS EFL-A Tutoring) require TPS Support approval to enroll this course. This course is taught assuming the student's primary language is English.

Notes and Conditions

Grade 8: This high school credit course allows grade 8 enrollment. However, the rigor, pace, and workload are high school level and no accommodation is made for students who are not ready to work at a HS pace with HS standards of evaluation.

“TPS Russian is a fantastic course to take for any student who wishes to immerse in the language and culture. The teacher not only provided plenty of beneficial homework for us to complete, but also gave extra opportunities to further our understanding of the Russian language and culture. I am looking forward to continuing my Russian studies.”

Annalia F

“This course is a pretty fast-paced overview of the Russian language and basic grammar. By the end, you’ll be able to have a basic conversation about a range of topics and have a strong framework for continuing to learn and speak the language. And the teacher is great.”

Hudson B

“Learning Russian through conversations and with a very supportive teacher helped my language skills grow immensely.”

Sasha K

“This class was an amazing starter Russian course. It covers everything from the Cyrillic alphabet to basic/moderate conversational skills. I will definitely be taking Russian 2!”

Joshua B

“Although Russian is quite infamous for having complicated grammar, the teacher really breaks it down for the students to understand and helps to establish a solid foundation for Russian. At the end of the course, students will be able to hold some simple conversations even!”

Hyeyoung J

“Russian isn’t an easy language to learn, but the teacher made learning fun. I can hold decent conversations now, and I’m pretty proud of that!”

Erin O
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