Regular courses

 

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.

 

Specialized courses

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.  

Course icon Online courses

Online courses are conducted via the WebEx platform and are available to UN staff members at all duty stations.

Duration icon Duration

Regular courses meet at lunch time or in the evening, 3 hours a week. Special and online courses meet 1-2 hours a week. 

Assessment icon Assessment

Final exams in the thirteen week. Students need at least 65% both in the oral and the written part to pass to next level.

Methodology icon Methodology

Communicative Approach

Resources icon Learning resources

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

Online dictionaries (translate between Russian and other languages): www.multitran.ruwww.lingvo.ruwww.slovari.ru

Russian definition dictionary: www.ozhegov.ru

Classic Russian and Soviet films online (with and without subtitles): http://cinema.mosfilm.ru

Fiction and essays on Russian culture: www.colta.ruwww.snob.ru

Russian news and radio: www.bbc.com/russianwww.novayagazeta.ruhttp://echo.msk.ruwww.tvrain.ruwww.vesti.ru

Teachers icon Russian Language Programme Faculty & Staff

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.

Part-time Teachers

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.

Natalia Dizenko

Katia Salmanova

Dmitry Buzadzhi