The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to announce our Spring Session of Beginning Russian Language Classes.  All classes conducted virtually via Zoom. Registration begins February 22, 2021.

Class size will be limited to 8 students for each beginning-level course. Each class meets for 10 sessions. Please note these classes are for adult students. Textbooks and workbooks are required and are not included in tuition. Please see class registration links for further details.

If you would like to inquire about proficiency tests for classes above Beginning Level 1, please contact us:

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Class Tuition: $250 for TMORA Members, $275 for Non-Members.

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Beginning Level – 1

March 30 – June 1
Tuesday evenings
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Beginner’s level starts with learning the Russian alphabet and phonetics, as well as the development of basic reading skills, providing the knowledge of basic grammar patterns and vocabulary. The courses cover essential aspects of everyday life, such as meeting people, getting around the city, shopping, visiting restaurants, using transportation, expressing intentions, speaking by phone, and communicating in social media. These courses will enable students to communicate in a variety of situations. Class size will be limited to 8 students for each beginning-level course. The goal of this course is for students to be able to greet others, introduce themselves and ask for basic information.

 

Beginning Level – 2 (Morning Session)

March 29 – June 7 (No class on Memorial Day, May 31)
Monday mornings
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
The goal of this course is for students to be able to speak about themselves, their hobbies, express their likes and dislikes. Students will also learn days of the week, and seasons. Proficiency test or prerequisites required to be placed in this class.

 

Beginning Level – 2 (Evening Session)

March 29 – June 7 (No class on Memorial Day, May 31)
Monday evenings
5:30 – 7:30 PM
The goal of this course is for students to be able to speak about themselves, their hobbies, express their likes and dislikes. Students will also learn days of the week, and seasons. Proficiency test or prerequisites required to be placed in this class.

 

Beginning Level – 3 (Morning Session)

March 31 – June 2
Wednesday mornings
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
The goal of this course is for students to be able to speak more extensively about themselves, their hobbies and daily routine as well as express their likes and dislikes using adjectives and adverbs. Proficiency test or prerequisites required to be placed in this class.

 

Beginning Level – 3 (Evening Session)

March 31 – June 2
Wednesday evenings
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
The goal of this course is for students to be able to speak more extensively about themselves, their hobbies and daily routine as well as express their likes and dislikes using adjectives and adverbs.  Proficiency test or prerequisites required to be placed in this class.

 

Advanced Beginning Level – 1

April 3 – June 5
Saturday mornings
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
The goal of the course is for students to expand vocabulary for daily interaction, correctly apply basic grammar rules, and practice simple conversations using verbs of motion and reflexive verbs. Proficiency test or prerequisites required to be placed in this class.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:

Elena Epshteyn was born in the USSR and graduated from the Belarusian State University with a degree in Russian Language and Literature. After she moved to the US, she taught at North Hennepin Community College and Russian- American school Klassika, as well as privately. Besides focusing on Russian Grammar, she emphasizes the importance of learning about Russia and its culture. She also holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of St. Thomas.

Inna Ponomarenko enjoys sharing her love for Russian language and culture with her students. For over 15 years she’s been part of the Russian Educational Center of MN, helping develop curriculum for various levels of instruction and teaching different age groups of students. A graduate of the University of Linguistics in Kiev, Ukraine, Inna also holds a BA in English and German as well as an MBA degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.

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