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The Russian Alphabet

A quick and efficient introduction to the Russian Alphabet.

So you thought the Russian alphabet is an arcane system of mysterious symbols? Take the course and think again!

This course is just a small part of the future Basics of Russian course that will allow you to have a better understanding of why Hollywood always gets it wrong, why you can actually learn to navigate Cyrillic-writing countries, and whether you might want to take the plunge and study Russian for good!


Your Instructor


Masha Holl
Masha Holl

Masha Holl speaks several languages and has been teaching everything Russian for almost 30 years: a lot of language, but also culture, folklore, literature, and cinema.

She has been developing courses at the college level for over 20 years, from the basic lecture to the full, semester-long, credit-awarding course. Even so, every semester, students surprise her with unexpected questions and new insights into old material and familiar subjects.

Russian is her native language, and her family's story illustrates the history of Russia since before the 1917 revolution to the present day.

In her spare time, she likes to create multimedia scenes illustrating folk stories, tend her garden in spite of the South Texas sun, and spoil her dog.


Class Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Let's Practice
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  The End.
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
How can you be unhappy with this course? It's tiny, it's cute, it's FREE!!! However, I'd love to hear your questions and suggestions. Put them in the comments!

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