Heritage Russian 1 (3) Introductory course for heritage speakers of limited linguistic proficiency aiming at teaching basic reading, writing, and grammar skills in Russian.
RUS 410 Heritage Russian 1 (3)
The course is aimed at "heritage speakers" of Russian, i.e., those who grew up speaking Russian in the family without a full Russian educational and cultural background. It is designed for students who have speaking and comprehension ability in Russian, but have minimum or no exposure to writing and reading. This course teaches basic skills of writing, reading, and grammar. It includes simple original reading material (fairy tales, poems, songs), as well as visual and multimedia material, such as cartoons, advertising, etc.) The course will enhance the students' knowledge and understanding of Russian culture as well as increase their awareness of their own complex cultural identity (Students with reading and limited writing proficiency should consider Heritage Russian II (RUS 411).
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.