Course Details

Russian for Beginners

Academic Year 2023/24

VYR001 course is part of 2 study plans

Elective Courses Summer Semester

Elective Courses Winter Semester

Topics - introducing, greetings, phoning, nationalities, on a visit, family
Phonetic and graphic side of Russian language - Russian alphabet, accent, intonation, pronunciation, spelling
Grammar – addressing people, numerals, conjugation of verbs, basic paradigms of nouns, personal and possessive pronouns, reflexive verbs, verbal phrases

Course Guarantor



Mastery of elementary Russian, which means Russian alphabet in both written and spoken form, basic vocabulary and grammar. The ability of reading, translating and making very simple texts.


Student will accomplish the aim of the course, which is the mastery of elementary Russian, which means written and spoken Russian alphabet, basic vocabulary and basic grammatical features, then the ability to read, translate and make very simple Russian texts.



Language of instruction



2 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1.Introductory lesson, Russian alphabet - reading, writing 2.1L-Introducing people, dialogues, exercises, negative forms, stressed and unstressed syllables, Russian alphabet practice, reading, writing - letters "t, a, k, o, m, b, z, e, n, v, u, je, ja" 3.2L-Meeting people, reading and listening of dialogues, new vocabulary and phrases, letters "i, l, č, š, y", Russian rhymes 4.2L-greetings, phoning, dialogues, exercises, stressed and unstressed syllables, intonation of interrogative and declarative sentences, nominative of nouns in addressing people, formal and informal addressing of people 5.2L-letters "g, d, j, r, s", numerals 1-10 in nominative case, grammar and vocabulary practice, role play 6.3L-Do you speak Russian?, listening and reading of dialogues, letters "ž, f, c, šč, ch, jo, ju", Russian rhymes, days in a week, numerals 11-20 7.3L-basic personal information, nationalities, dialogues, exercises, flexible accent, intonation of declarative and interrogative sentences 8.3L-negative forms of verbs, conjugation of verbs "live, know, speak" in present tense, grammar and vocabulary practice, role play 9.4L-On a visit, dialogues, exercises, unstressed "o, a", intonation of exclamatory sentences, numerals 30-90 and 100-900 10.4L-Birthday, personal pronouns, conjugation of verbs "call, be, learn, watch", song, revision 11.5L-Family, dialogues, exercises, intonation of questions, nouns after numerals 2, 3, 4, role play 12.5L-personal and possessive pronouns, conjugation of verbs "work, learn", family relations, additional text, revision 13.Revision, summary, games