Maricopa Community Colleges  RUS101   19946-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 4-26-1994

RUS101  1994 Fall – 2011 Summer II

LEC  4.0 Credit(s)  4.0 Period(s)  4.0 Load  Acad

Elementary Russian I

Basic grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary of the Russian language. Practice of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Prerequisites: None.

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


RUS101  1994 Fall – 2011 Summer II

Elementary Russian I



Pronounce words using the cyrillic alphabet. (I)


Write words, sentences, and phrases using the cyrillic alphabet. (II)


Apply Russian grammatical rules. (III)


Convert simple sentences into the negative. (III,IV)


Convert a statement into a question. (IV)


Use selected Russian words and phrases orally and in writing. (V)

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RUS101  1994 Fall – 2011 Summer II

Elementary Russian I


I. Pronunciation

A. Cyrillic alphabet

1. Vowels

2. Dipthongs

3. Consonants

4. Hard sign and soft sign

5. Voiced consonants at the end of a word

6. Drop-out vowels

II. Cyrillic script

III. Grammar

A. Absence of articles

B. Nouns

1. Gender

2. Case

C. Verbs - active voice, indicative mood

1. Omission of "to be"

2. Infinitive endings

3. Past tense

4. Aspects (past tense only)

5. Verbs of locomotion - past tense

6. Present tense

7. Negation of verbs

8. Emphatic

D. Adjectives

1. Adjectives of color

2. Nominative case - singular

3. Demonstrative - nominative singular

E. Adverbs

1. Here/there (position or motion)

2. Adverbs often used with imperfective verbs

F. Pronouns

1. Personal pronouns - nominative

2. Invariable pronoun "this (is)"

3. Interrogative pronouns

4. "All" - complete declension, plural

G. Prepositions

1. Prepositional case after certain prepositions

2. Genitive prepositions

3. dative

4. accusative

5. Instrumental prepositions

H. Conjunctions

IV. Syntax

A. Word order

1. Questions

2. Whether, if

V. Vocabulary

A. Numbers

1. 1,2,3,4

2. Much/few

B. Home/at home/homewards

C. Obligation

D. Satisfaction

E. Proverbs

1. Slow but sure

2. Repetition is the mother of learning

3. All is well that ends well

4. Better late than never

5. Strike while the iron is hot

F. Basic vocabulary

G. Greetings and farewells


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