Beginners' Russian 1

Please note: this is archived course information from 2022 for RUSSIAN 100.


A beginner's course using multi-media (computer) materials that presumes no prior knowledge of Russian, with emphasis on a range of language skills – listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and the essential grammar of Russian.

You will need to complete a Language Proficiency Declaration to ensure you are enrolling in the right course for your level. This will be provided to you through Student Services Online after you have enrolled.

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For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for RUSSIAN 100.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2022

Semester 1




Richard Robin, Golosa ("Voices"): A Basic Course in Russian Book One, 5th ed.

A ten-unit textbook-workbook package that strikes a good balance between a rigorous treatment of grammar and a communicative approach. The course is supported with ample audio resources and video for practice and to bring the language alive.

RUSSIAN 100 covers Units 1–5 in Golosa; units 6–10 in the same textbook are covered in RUSSIAN 101 in Semester 2.


Coursework + exam


RUSSIAN 100: 15 points


May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed