Russian

Courses in Russian

We offer three years of instruction in Russian language as well as courses on Russian Literature, Russian Culture, and Russian teaching methods. See "Course Offerings" for more details.

For Russian-speaking Returned Missionaries

  • Russ 202 is the appropriate course for Russian-speaking returned missionaries.
  • The prerequisites for Russ 202 (Russ 101, 102 & 201) are waived for Russian-speaking returned missionaries in anticipation of their testing out of these courses. Go to class on the first day of instruction and the instructor will help you register for the course.
  • Russian-speaking returned missionaries may test out of Russ 101, 102 & 201 by taking the Russian Language Examinations for Credit, offered each semester. See the "Language Exams for Credit" link under "Resources" for details.

Other Language Exams

  • Serve in another Slavic country? Interested in language exams for your mission language? See the "Language Exams for Credit" link under "Resources" for details.

For Ukrainian-speaking Returned Missionaries

  • Interested in taking Russian? Wondering which class would work best for you?
  • Depending on your exposure and experience with Russian on your mission, you have four options.
    • Russ 101 -- if you had very limited exposure, if any, to Russian on your mission. You may still find it somewhat remedial, at least for the first few weeks.
    • Russ 102 -- if you had some exposure to Russian on your mission, but aren't very confident in the grammatical structure of the language.
    • Russ 201 -- if you had a fair amount of exposure to Russian. Many Ukrainian-speaking returned missionaries start in this course and do very well.
    • Russ 202. If you had extensive exposure to Russian on your mission, both listening and speaking, this is the entry-point course for Russian-speaking returned missionaries. If you feel confident in your Russian skills, then this would probably be the best course for you.
  • What if I'm not sure which class to take? Sign up for any of these classes and go on the first day. See what you think, and talk to the instructor. He or she will help you make a decision about where you would be best served.