Goals for Уро́к 1

By the end of this unit you will be able to:

To accomplish these outcomes, you will learn this information about the language:

  1. how the letters of the Cyrillic alphabet encode sounds
  2. how word stress and vowel reduction change the pronounciation of Russian words
  3. how Russian's system of paired vowels relates to the concept of hard and soft consonants
  4. how nouns are divided into a system of genders in Russian
  5. what levels of formality there are and how they are expressed (ты / вы , привет vs. здравствуйте)
  6. how the dictionary form of a noun relates to its stem
  7. how to make nouns plural
  8. how to make possessive adjectives (my, your, our, etc.) agree with nouns