This class was tough.
Interesting and entertaining course! A lot is expected of you, even right off the bat (as there is no English speaking at all!) but this is a great way to learn a language. I feel confident that I could travel to Russian with the language knowledge I gained just from this 101 class. I plan to continue the whole Russian sequence as that seems the most beneficial.
Ruder is a great professor who will help you whenever you need it. This course covers a lot of common vocabulary and verbs, as well as important grammar rules and structures.
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Advice for students:
Definitely do all of the homework assignments, and show up to every class. You will not learn Russian unless you practice speaking it in class. The class size was small which facilitated a close learning environment with other students. Use them to your advantage and form study groups!