Russian is the language of a major world power. It is also the common language of many millions of people in the fifteen countries of the Former Soviet Union, which cover a large part of Asia. It is the basis of a unique culture of literature, music, film, drama and opera and the language of a large body of scientific literature.

The Russian minor comprises two accelerated courses online, designed to develop a reading knowledge of Russian within one year, followed by two more advanced online courses (offered through Macquarie University).

Using the web-based resources provided you will quickly master the Russian alphabet. On completion of the minor you will have a good grounding in reading and aural comprehension as well as spoken Russian.

Career options

Government agencies and Australian businesses, law firms and consulting firms have a growing international presence and require employees with knowledge of the Russian language. There are also many opportunities within Russia and Central and North Asia for Australians who know Russian.

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