Elementary Russian 1

Grades 3-6

Welcome to Elementary School Russian I! This course is an exciting adventure into the Russian language and culture and the people who speak it. Students learn basic skills of functional communication (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in Russian and are introduced to many aspects of Russian culture. Students learn to communicate basic needs of everyday life using simple 3–6-word sentences, acquire basic functional vocabulary and expressions (e.g., greetings, introductions, family and friends, school, colors, numbers, shopping, food, health, pets, sports, transportation, etc.), and practice reading and retelling simple stories in Russian.

The course provides students with the grammatical and lexical elements that are essential for basic communication. Additional worksheets, projects, videos, and reading passages will introduce students to the variety of cultures and traditions represented in the Russian-speaking world.