Russian: Beginner Level 1 *In-Person*

Russian is the largest native language in Europe, with 144 million native speakers in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and is also widely spoken in Central Asia. Russian is the eighth most spoken language in the world by number of native speakers and the seventh by total numbers of speakers. Our experienced instructor, Katya Maher, will make you familiar with how to read and write the Cyrillic alphabet and everything else you need to communicate in this language. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students at this level will learn to read and write the Cyrillic alphabet, identify common words concerning themselves and their families, read basic vocabulary, ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need, and use simple phrases and sentences to describe familiar people and places. Instructor: Katya Maher



Start Date

September 16, 2021









9 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Sep. 16 No class Nov. 11

This class will meet in-person at CCAE with a limited student capacity. Please view our In-Person Class Guidelines prior to enrolling.

There is no text book for this class. The instructor will provide all materials.

Instructors: Katya Maher


Katya Maher

Katya Maher holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from UMass-Boston. She is a native speaker of Russian and has over 10 years of experience teaching Russian and EFL/ESL in Russia and in the U.S. She has been teaching at the CCAE since 2004.