Learn Russian Language - Russian For Beginners

From this course you will learn Russian letters and sounds special cases pronunciation and other phonetics specifics.
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (421 ratings)
35,790 students
Learn Russian Language - Russian For Beginners
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (421 ratings)
35,790 students
By the end of the course you will be able to read and recognize Russian words and simple phrases.
You will start to understand spoken Russian words.
You will be able to say familiar words and simple phrases in Russian.


  • No previous knowledge required

This is a Russian phonetics course. You will learn Russian letters and sounds and Russian sounds special cases pronunciation in words.

This course will be useful for Russian language beginners and interesting for those who want to learn more about Russian phonetics specifics.

Here you will found not only examples and exercises with Russian sounds articulation and Russian words pronunciation, but also basic phrases in dialogues.

The course consists of 10 lectures and 4 quizzes. The course includes 1 hour of video lectures, several downloadable files with reference materials such as phonetics rules and vocabulary with more than 300 words and phrases in Russian. We suggest you to watch lectures twice or more as there is a lot information shown in each video. Therefore it might take more than two hours to complete, tasks and quizzes could take a longer time.

The Grammar part (Lecture 7) contains a lot of useful information that you can use even outside of the course frequently.

If you want to learn a language, start with sounds and correct pronunciation!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to start learning Russian or improve his pronunciation
Course content
3 sections • 10 lectures • 1h 17m total length
  • Introduction
  • Section Content
  • The Russian Alphabet
  • How to Pronounce Vowels
  • Russian Vowels
    3 questions
  • How to Pronounce Consonants
  • Russian Consonants
    3 questions
  • How to Use Ь and Ъ (Soft and Hard Signs)
  • Soft and Hard Signs
    3 questions
  • Russian Language Pronounce Specifics
  • Dialogues and Reading
  • The Final Quiz
    10 questions
  • Vocabulary
    15 pages
  • Сonclusion

M.A. in Philology, Teacher of Russian as Foreign Language
Ilona Protchenko
  • 3.8 Instructor Rating
  • 431 Reviews
  • 35,949 Students
  • 2 Courses

I'm working as a Russian Language and Literature teacher from 1998. I have a wide experience in teaching Russian as both native and foreign language. I'm teaching students of different ages – from small children to adults, so I will definitely find a way to help you learn Russian language!