Swayam Central

Basics of Russian-Part 1

By Mr. Shivaji Bhaskar   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
About the Course :

The present course aims at introducing the basics of the Russian Language and gradually builds competence in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing and also enabling cultural understanding.

Methodology: Indirect method of Teaching has been used for this course. For MOOC’s, indirect instruction seems appropriate since it seeks a high level of student involvement in observing, investigating, drawing inferences from data, or forming hypotheses. It takes advantage of students' interest and curiosity, often encouraging them to generate alternatives or solve problems. Further, in indirect instruction, the role of the teacher shifts from lecturer to that of facilitator, supporter, and resource person. The teacher arranges the learning environment, provides opportunity for student involvement, and, when appropriate, provides feedback to students while they conduct the inquiry.

Aim of the Course: The Course aims at providing beginners with basics of Russian Language in an easy and efficient manner.

Objectives of the Course:

  •  To develop the ability to use Russian effectively for the purpose of practical communication in spoken and written discourse.
  •  To respond, in written or oral form, quickly, adequately and accurately in different communicative situations (such as- to give & receive personal information, to give basic instructions, to involve in dialogues related to day-to-day life, to      relate events, facts and to narrate situations, to express opinions, to describe persons or things, to justify opinions, etc.)
  •  To demonstrate knowledge of sufficient vocabulary to use with grammar patterns.
  •  To enable students to gain access through language to the contemporary scene and the background of Russian speaking countries, their people and their cultures.
  •  To establish the skills, language and attitude required to promote and facilitate further study of Russian.

Course Enrollment Start Date

02 – Dec – 2019

Course Enrollment End Date

8  – March – 2020

Exam Date

Will be announced soon.

Exam  Slot

Will be announced soon.

Mode of Exam

CBT (Computer Based Test)

Learners enrolled: 1786


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 01 Jan 2020
End Date : 31 May 2020
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 08 Mar 2020
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Diploma


    Week 1

    Unit 1 - Origin of Russian Language and its Structure

    Week 2

    Unit 2- Vowels and Consonants

    Week 3

    Unit 3- Russian phonetics

    Week 4

    Unit 4-Russian sound system

    Week 5

    Unit 5-Russian sound system II

    Week 6

    Unit 6-Russian Verbs & their Conjugations

    Week 7

    Unit 7-Basic Russian Expressions

    Week 8

    Unit 8-Types of Sentences, Days, Months and Basic Expressions in Russian

    Week 9

    Unit 9-Adjectives and Nouns

    Week 10

    Unit 10-Verbs of Motion in Russian

    Week 11

    Unit 11-Common Russian Expressions and Cuisine

    Week 12

    Unit 12-Use of Prepositions with Nouns according to their Genders


    Name/ Title of the Reference Material                             Author

    Self Learning Material (SLM) Russian SOFL IGNOU -  IGNOU http://egyankosh.ac.in/handle/123456789/41161

    Russian in Exercises                                                       -  S.A Khavronina, AI Shirochenskaya

    Russian for English Speaking learners                           -  V.N Wagner, Y.G. Ovsienko


    Mr. Shivaji Bhaskar

    Indira Gandhi National Open University
    Mr. Shivaji Bhaskar is Assistant Professor in Russian at the School of Foreign Languages, IGNOU. His area of special interest is Teaching of Russian as a Foreign Language (РКИ), Culture & Civilization of Russia, Translation & Interpretation and Area Studies with special emphasis to Russian and Eurasian Studies.

    shivajibhaskar@ignou.ac.in; shivajibhaskar@gmail.com 
    Ph: 011-29571639, 011-29571640


    Certificate shall be awarded to students after successful completion of the course