Phonetics and Phonology
1. Learn the basics of the Russian sound system (phonetics and phonology).
Inflectional and Derivational Morphology and Historical Phonology
2. Learn the basics of Russian inflectional and derivational morphology and historical phonology in order to better understand the way the Russian language functions as a system.
Improving Pronunciation and Listening Comprehension
3. Use new knowledge of the way the sounds of the Russian language are produced and the way they interact to improve pronunciation and listening comprehension.
Improve Language Use
4. Use knowledge of the structures of Russian to help students master the details of conjugation, declension and derivation. (Improve language use)