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What can I learn?

Learn to read, speak and write basic Russian in as little as one semester. Join 270 million Russian speakers in Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and across the world.

Focus on long-term learning to get the most out of your Russian courses. Take what you learn in class and use it every day in conversations with other Russian speakers. Your fluency increases in class as you:

  • Practice the Russian alphabet and numbers.
  • Listen to Russian speakers from different backgrounds.
  • Say out loud – don’t just read – in Russian everything you are learning.

In addition to Elementary Russian I (FL 150) and II (FL 151) and Intermediate Russian I (FL 178), you can take a Russian Humanities course (HUM 137)  that will help you understand the cultural history of Russia from the ninth century to the present, with a focus on contemporary Russia. You also can take courses in Russian history (HIST 160) and study Russian literature.


As you challenge yourself to take Russian classes at JCCC, small class sizes and an interactive learning environment help you start a journey that gives you professional advantages.

As a student of Russian:

  • Take advantage of free tutoring in the Language Resource Center (LRC).
  • Increase your fluency by using the LRC’s computer-based language programs.
  • Attend the Russian movie night each month to better understand Russian and practice your language skills with fellow students.
  • Befriend native Russian-speaking students through the International Club.
  • Get involved in the Russian community in Greater Kansas City.

For the ultimate learning experience, participate in a Russian study abroad program.

Ready to take the next step? Apply now

Your Russian language skills are in big demand by the government and private sector. For example, the state of Florida and Russia have a trade relationship equal to nearly $1 billion. U.S. federal agencies consider Russian a priority language for new hires. Or you can work for American companies selling to untapped Russian consumer markets.

If you love science and technology, knowing Russian has many career advantages:

  • The number of science publications written in the Russian language is second only to English.
  • Russia is one of the largest producers of natural resources and raw materials in the world.
  • The country is among the top 10 in entrepreneurship.

Most Russian courses at JCCC are guaranteed to transfer to all Kansas public postsecondary institutions.

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.