Learn the Russian Alphabet

First things first. It’s time to learn the Russian (or Cyrillic) alphabet. Just below, you’ll see an interactive exercise that will help you learn to recognize, read, and sound out the letters of the Russian alphabet. You’ll also learn some basic reading rules to help you read through words you’ve never seen before. This will be especially helpful when you arrive on campus this summer!

Take your time working your way through these exercises. We’ve made them as simple and as entertaining as possible. It won’t take long before you’ve mastered the basics, and you’ll be glad to have this knowledge when it comes time to take the Language Pledge.

Note: The interactive nature of the lessons does not perform on mobile devices. For this reason, it will be important for you to spend some time on your computer completing the exercises.