Course content:RUSS 210 focusses on developing learners’ beginning proficiency in speaking, reading, listening, and writing with emphasis on reading, cursive writing skills, and basic communication skills. The content of the course relies on the materials, topics and grammar drills presented inthe course pack, Golosa. A Basic Course in Russian. Book One -Units 1-5. In the event of extraordinary circumstances beyond the University’s control, the content and/or evaluation scheme in this course is subject to change.Learning outcomes:The course has two main goals. The first goal is to introduce learners to the Russian alphabet and basic grammar and vocabulary. This knowledge will be instrumental for further studies in RUSS211. The second goal, no less important than the first, is to help students gain as a basic level of proficiency in spoken and written Russian as is possible in the course of one term.