CR Languages offers several different options for those wanting to learn Russian, including small group Russian classes, custom and private Russian classes. Below you will find more information about the different options available, the curriculum and materials used, and the instructor.
CR Languages specializes in exclusive group Russian classes for adults.
- Standard group classes meet one evening per week from 5:30-7:30 for 16 weeks.
- Exclusive class sizes of 4-5 students ensure that no one falls through the cracks, and allows the instructor to provide individual attention to each student.
- Students are assigned homework, are expected to study outside of class, and take a final exam at the end of the course.
Please contact us for information on pricing, availability, and to confirm schedules.
Group Russian Course ScheduleCurrent and upcoming group Russian classes. Schedules are subject to change and some classes may be affected by holiday closures. Please contact us for more information and see our contact page for holiday schedules.
|Course||Meeting Time||Start Date||Status|
|Russian 1||Tuesdays 5:30-7:30||January 29th, 2019||Early enrollment discount: $30/November 20th for new students, $50/December 14th for continuing students|
|Russian 2||Thursdays 5:30-7:30||January 31st, 2019||Early enrollment discount: $30/November 20th for new students, $50/December 14th for continuing students|
|Russian 1||Thursdays 5:30-7:30||August 16th, 2018||In Session
Unless a complete beginner, all students must take a placement test. The test allows us to be sure that you are placed in a class that challenges you, but does not overwhelm you. The test takes about 45 minutes to complete and consists of a written and oral component. There is a $20 fee to take a placement test, which is then discounted from the classes if you decide to enroll. Given the limited number of courses available, there is no guarantee that a course will be available for your corresponding level. If you would like to schedule a placement test, please get in touch!
CR Languages also offers private instruction and custom courses for small groups. Private and custom courses must take place during the day, between 9:00 and 5:00, Monday through Thursday. A private class may be a good fit for someone who cannot attend in the evening, has very specific goals, or who cannot commit to a 16-week group class. For those interested in taking lessons with more than one person, it would be considered a ‘custom group’ class. Please contact us to inquire about availability and current pricing.
Not in Boise? Private lessons can also be arranged via Skype using the same materials and curriculum.
Below are some basic descriptions about our methodology and the curriculum. For more information about our methodology and learning a language, see the resource page for learning a language.
The foundation of every class at CR Languages is a ‘full-immersion’ methodology, which means English is used as little as possible in class and students are challenged to begin speaking on day one. Students learn grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, pronunciation, reading, and writing. Every instructor at CR Languages has native fluency in the language and the culture, which makes the learning experience truly authentic. Classes at CR Languages are very challenging and very effective.
The Russian curriculum at CR Languages blends grammar, reading, writing, speaking, and listening all together. Starting with the alphabet, students gain a practical knowledge of phrases, vocabulary, and sentence structure to use immediately, paired with a college-level course book that helps to build a solid foundation of Russian grammar. Students will have a lot of practice in class, and will take daily quizzes to refresh and reinforce what they are learning, and identify areas that need more work. There is also a final exam at the end of each level.
Ready to get started? Have more questions? Get in touch to learn about costs and availability, confirm schedules, or schedule a placement test.