Online Programs in Russian and other Slavic and East European Languages (Fall 2020)

American Councils for International Education
Level(s)/Language(s) offered online: Intensive Russian Language instruction at the intermediate and advanced levels; Intensive Eurasian Language instruction at the intermediate and advanced level: Dari, Farsi, Tajiki, Pashto, Uzbek, Georgian, Chechen, and Romanian; Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language instruction at the intermediate and advanced level
Frequency: Fall 2020, full-time or part-time
Mode of instruction: Synchronous, hybrid, and asynchronous

Learn Russian in the EU/Daugavpils University (Latvia)
Level(s)/Language(s) offered online: Second year, third year, fourth year; Russian language, culture, literature
Frequency: Fall 2020: September 14, 2020 - December 18, 2020 / Customizable
Mode of instruction: Fully synchronous in Zoom, all teaching in Russian
Contact: Sergey Simonov (

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Level(s)/Language(s) offered online: Elementary Russian 1101; Russian 1180 “Readings in Science and Literature
Frequency: Fall 2020 (August 24 - December 11)
Mode of instruction: Synchronous online via Zoom; Russian 1101, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30- 10:45 am; Russian 1180, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00- 9:15 am
Contact: Irina Ivliyeva, Professor of Russian ( or Courtney Mischke, ALP Administrative Assistant (

Ohio State University
Level(s)/Language(s) offered online: Novice One and Two; Intermediate One and Two
Frequency: Fall, Spring
Mode of instruction: Asynchronous
Contact: Office of Extended Education

Portland Community College
Level(s)/Language(s) offered online: Elementary Russian (RUS 101), Intermediate Russian (RUS 201)
Frequency: Fall Quarter 2020 (September 21-December 10), Winter Quarter 2020 (January 4-March 18)
Mode of instruction: Asynchronous with optional synchronous sessions (RUS 101: W 1-1:45, Th 12-12:45pm or F 12-12:45pm; RUS 201: W 11:30-12:15pm or F 1-1:45pm)
Contact: Kristine Shmakov (

Russian Language Academy, Durbe (Latvia)
Level(s)/Language(s) offered online: All levels, Russian for Politics, Russian Literature, TRKI exam prep, Business Russian, Teaching Methods, Custom
Frequency: Custom
Mode of instruction: Synchronous, Small group, One-on-one, Custom
Contact: Jelena Ozola (

SRAS Online
Level(s)/Language(s) offered online: All levels of Russian, Ukrainian, and Central Asian Languages, including Maintenance/Part-Time Russian, credit and non-credit options; Ukrainian, Polish, and Czech for Russian learners, Russian art history workshops; US-Russia Relations, Central Asian Studies, professional training in translation and interpretation, and more. See the link below.
Frequency: Varying and customizable
Mode of instruction: Mostly synchronous
Contact: SRAS Online

Syracuse University Russian Program
Level(s)/Language(s) offered online:RUS 301: Third-year Reading and Composition; and, RUS/LIT 332: Russian Fairy Tales and Folklore
Frequency: August 25-November 24; RUS 301: T/Th 9:30-10:50, RUS 332: T/Th 11-12:20 (EST)
Mode of instruction: Synchronous
Contact: Erika Haber (

University of Michigan
Level(s)/Language(s) offered online: Czech 141
Frequency: Fall 2020 (August 31 - December 8)
Mode of instruction: Synchronous online via Zoom; Days and times TBD (based on availability of the students)
Contact: Ewa Pasek, Lecturer in Polish & Czech Studies (

University of Montana
Level(s)/Language(s) offered online: Russian 105, Introduction to Russian Culture
Frequency: Fall 2020 (August 19-November 25)
Mode of instruction: Asynchronous
Contact: Ona Renner-Fahey (

University of New Mexico
Level(s)/Language(s) offered online: 1st-year Russian (RUSS 1110), 2nd-year Russian (RUSS 2110), 3rd-year Russian (RUSS 301), 4th-year Russian (RUSS 401)
Frequency: Fall 2020 (August 17 – December 12)
Mode of instruction: All courses are delivered remotely, with scheduled Zoom meetings, indicated on the class schedule. All times are on MST: RUSS 1110: MWF, 1:00-1:50; RUSS 301: Tuesday, 9:30-11:45; RUSS 401: Tuesday, 12:30-1:45
Contact: Tanya Ivanova-Sullivan (

University of Texas at Austin
Level(s)/Language(s) offered online: Beginner / Introductory Russian (RUS 406, RUS 407, RUS 412k) - a three-semester sequence designed to cover the equivalent of two years of college-level Russian. Each of the three courses is offered both fall and spring semesters.
Frequency: Fall 2020 (August 26 - December 7)
Mode of instruction: Blended / Hybrid - one 1-hour synchronous meeting per week on Wednesdays (RUS 406 9:00-10:00AM, RUS 407 11:00AM-12:00PM, RUS 412k 1:00-2:00PM - all Central Standard Time (CST)
Contact: Russian: Heather Rice (

University of Utah Russian Program
Level(s)/Language(s) offered online: RUSS 1010 (First Semester); RUSS 2010 (Third Semester); RUSS 3040 (Fifth Semester); RUSS 3060 (Advanced Grammar); RUSS 3600 (Russian Conversation); RUSS 4580 (Reading Russian Press); RUSS 4610 (Post-Soviet Russian Film); RUSS 5281 (Russian Morphology)
Frequency: Fall 2020 (August 24-December 3)
Mode of instruction: Hybrid (a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous instruction)
Contact: Dr. Natalya Kuznetsova (

University of Virginia
Level(s)/Language(s) offered online: SLTR 4200/5200, Rebels and Robots: Classics of Czech Literature and Film
Frequency: Fall 2020
Mode of instruction: Synchronous, Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:00-3:15
Contact: Edith Clowes (

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Translation and Interpreting Studies
Level(s)/Language(s) offered online: Russian to English translation (Advanced)
Frequency: Fall and Spring (alternating)
Mode of instruction: Asynchronous
Contact: Dr. Anne O. Fisher (

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