Russian Course Schedule for Fall 2019
Regular courses range from 1 (beginner) to 9 (intermediate high) for non-native speakers to develop all language skills — speaking, listening, writing, reading and interacting — and to develop both fluency and accuracy.
We offer specialized courses, both cultural and professional, to develop specific skills, and many are designed either for high-level learners. Most meet for 9 to 12 weeks for 1-2 hours per week.
Russian LPE Preparation
Russian in the Media
Russian Conversation 1
Russian Conversation 2
Online courses are conducted via the WebEx platform and are available to UN staff members at all duty stations.
Regular courses meet at lunch time or in the evening, 3 hours a week. Special and online courses meet 1-2 hours a week.
Final exams in the thirteen week. Students need at least 65% both in the oral and the written part to pass to next level.
For help typing in Russian (phonetic keyboard): www.translit.ru
For grammar and spelling questions: www.gramota.ru
For help with pronunciation and stress in Russian words: http://ru.forvo.com
Russian definition dictionary: www.ozhegov.ru
Classic Russian and Soviet films online (with and without subtitles): http://cinema.mosfilm.ru
Head Russian Teacher
Anna Dvigubski joined the Russian Programme in 2015. She holds a Ph. D. in Russian literature from Columbia University and has over a decade of experience teaching Russian language, literature and culture to a variety of students -- at the United Nations, Columbia University, Indiana University, Barnard College, and Kenyon College.
Irina Kulichevsky has been a part-time teacher in the Russian Language Programme since 1985. She holds an MA in Teaching Foreign Languages from Moscow State University.
Dina Kupchanka has been a part-time Russian teacher in the Russian Language Programme since 2009. She holds an MA in Teaching Foreign Languages from Minsk State University.
Tatiana Tsivilko has been a part-time Russian teacher in the Russian Language Programme since 1995. She holds an MA in Teaching Foreign Languages from Minsk State University.