Tonight was our final session of Russian class at U.T.P.B. The class, which has been a big help in our efforts to learn some of the basics of Russian language, has met once a week for 3 hours (whew!) over the course of 4 weeks. So despite only having 12 hours of actual class time, our teacher, Tatiana, seemed to cover A LOT of material with our small class! We’ve learned to read the Russian Cyrillic alphabet, how to count, a little bit about how to read & write cursive Cyrillic lettering, and several very useful conversational phrases.
One of the highlights of our class was going as a group to see Mikhail Gorbachev speak at Midland College’s Chapparal Center a couple of weeks ago. He had some interesting views and it was quite a treat to be able to understand a few of his words throughout his speech.
I’m don’t think we’re quite ready to blend in with the Russians without notice but I do feel a bit more confident about our upcoming (hurry, hurry!) visit to the country.