Survival Phrases

What will you say the first time you’re called on in class? How will you ask for directions to the dorm? Or to the cafeteria? How will you let someone know that you’re new to speaking Russian?

We’ve assembled a few survival phrases that will help you navigate your first several days on campus. These are helpful in just about any situation, but will be especially useful right after you take the Language Pledge.

To make it easier, we’ve divided these survival phrases into different sections. Each of the buttons below will lead you to a different batch of phrases that will help you navigate your first days during the program. When you click on each one, you’ll be presented with list of phrases, and then a quiz, which you can use to practice and improve your comprehension.