Russian: Novice Low (Virtual)

Russian Novice Low

$339

Mondays & Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 PM (EST)
Starts on January 11, 2021
10 weeks – 20 hours of instruction

  • Enrollment in this course closed on .

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At the Chattanooga School of Language, we teach for proficiency. Our focus is communication in the target language (the language you’re learning). Our teachers use various communicative, comprehension-based instructional strategies to provide our students with an engaging, fun and input-rich learning experience. Read more about the Comprehensible Input (CI) method for language acquisition and what you can expect from a language class with the Chattanooga School of Language.

This Novice Low class is for students who have had little (approximately 20-30 hours) or no previous experience in the target language. Review the Proficiency Guidelines for this level and learn what you can do with language at this level of proficiency in terms of speaking, writing, listening, and reading in real-world situations and non-rehearsed context.

This class provides students with a basic introduction to the target language and cultures. We will focus our class time on the acquisition of high frequency words (the most frequently used words in a language), common structures, and cognates (if applicable in target language). We will use these structures in class discussions, stories, and cultural explorations. Students will be expected to recognize these words when they read, hear or see them and, in time, be able to produce them in speech and writing. Throughout the class, students will be exposed to a variety of resources that focus on expanding their vocabulary, building comprehension, and putting newly-acquired language skills to everyday use through conversation.


Classes only run when they meet minimum enrollment: Once your class meets minimum enrollment (3 students), then you’ll receive an email from us with information to access your classroom dashboard!

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*** Let’s review the benefits of virtual classes ***

Classes are held in real time. Connecting with your teacher in real time means you can ask questions and connect with them in the moment. 

Distance learning provides many unique benefits: 

  • Convenience — Who said you can’t learn Russian in your PJs?!
  • No commute — Save money and time from having to drive to class. Take your class in the comfort of your own space, at a time that’s convenient for you.
  • Flexibility — If you have to miss a class, no worries! Classes are recorded so you can re-watch at your convenience and be sure you don’t miss anything!
  • Connection and Community — Make connections with others from around the city, region, country and world. Instantly become part of a special community of people from all walks of life and perspectives that cares about other languages and cultures. You are part of a family now.

Our focus is on proficiency and communication in the target language.
Our activities are adapted for online distance learning platforms, so students still receive a classroom experience as if they’re in person. Students will develop a connection and understanding of the target language and culture through storytelling, interaction and fun exercises that are designed for distance learning.

Classes will be conducted primarily in the target language, and the students will be given the tools to develop their comprehension and communication skills.

Our focus is our promise to you: To provide the support you need to help you achieve your unique language learning goals – whatever those may be!

Course Instructor

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