Middle School Russian 1

Grades 6-8

his introduction to Russian language and culture for middle school students is intended to introduce students to functional, communicative Russian and Russian culture. Students develop the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Russian including the Russian alphabet, basic pronunciation rules, and intonation.

Middle school Russian allows students to complete the equivalent of High School Russian 1 over the course of two years (Middle School Russian 1 & 2). Stress is placed on pronunciation, communication, and basic grammar.

Students learn to communicate basic information and make short class presentations on topics such as family, friends, and everyday life. Later in the course students read simple paragraphs in Russian followed by presentations about Russian life and culture.

Grammatical topics include questions, pronouns, gender endings and declensions in both nouns and adjectives (including the nominative, prepositional, and accusative cases), and conjugation of verbs in present and past tenses.