So, you want to learn Russian from Princeton? (For free?)

Not a problem!

I don’t know what the deal is, but all of the Princeton material for their Russian courses is available from their site for free. For each lesson, there is a PDF file with a dialogue, vocabulary, and grammar explanations. Also for each lesson, there are MP3 files with the dialogues performed by native speakers.

In the folder for Slavic 101, it appears there’s 84 lessons, within 12 chapters. There is also a story in Russian, which apparently is worked on throughout the course. It comes complete with grammar and vocabulary information.

For Slavic 105, it looks like there are around 120 lessons.

I’m not sure what Slavic 207 is about. There aren’t any PDF files, just MP3s, many of which are Russian music. Perhaps 207 is a Slavic culture class, and it is assumed that the student will already know Russian to a fair extent.

All in all, the coursework available comes to around 2 gigabytes. If you’d like to download it, you can use HTTrack Website Copier to copy all of it to your hard drive, while retaining the folder structure. That way you won’t have to spend the next 3 weeks of your life clicking back and forth in Firefox, saving one file at a time. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, by the way. Did you really think I’d write all of this out and then not give you the link to the coursework? If you thought no, you’re right. Here’s your link. ๐Ÿ™‚

13 thoughts on “So, you want to learn Russian from Princeton? (For free?)”

  1. I have been using Slavic 101 to study & learn the Russian language but the url now says not at this server. Can you share with me where Slavic 101 & Slavic 105 are now located?

    – In the folder for Slavic 101, it appears thereโ€™s 84 lessons, within 12 chapters. There is also a story in Russian, which apparently is worked on throughout the course. It comes complete with grammar and vocabulary information.

  2. Amber: Sadly, it appears that Princeton has removed their Russian materials. It disappeared once before in the past and then returned, so hopefully it’ll pop up again.

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