Russian is the eighth largest language in the world when it comes to the number of speakers, with approximately 170 million native speakers and another 120 million who speak Russian as their second language.

Spoken mainly in Russia, Russian is also spoken in former Soviet Union countries, such as Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. Large Russian-speaking groups are also found in a number of European countries, as well as Israel and the USA.

Language Skills Open New Doors

Russia is the world's sixth largest economy and is an important global power. From a diplomatic and security point of view, Russian is an important language since it is an official language of the United Nations, the International Criminal Court, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

Courses in Russian

At Dalarna University, you can study Russian from the beginner’s level to the undergraduate level. All our courses are web-based (online), which means you can take them no matter where you live. Classes are in real time and involve a great deal of direct interaction with your teacher and other students.

Tips and useful information for online studies

We have both language proficiency courses in which teaching focuses on active language use as well as courses in Russian culture, society, and film, which give students the opportunity to develop both their language proficiency as well as their cultural understanding of the Russian-speaking world. Several of our courses focus on contemporary Russia – media, culture, film, and literature.

Our Courses

Russian I

Russian II

Russian III

Russian IV

Russian V

Russian VI

Freestanding Courses

New Course Names

In 2019, we changed the names of our courses. Some even changed by the number of credits and level. The following link will take you to the old and new names:

Old and New Names - Russian (Swedish Webpage: Ny kursbenämning - ryska)

Degree of Bachelor

Dalarna University has the right to award a Degree of Bachelor with Russian as the main field of study. This requires 180 credits.

  • at least 150 credits in Russian
  • studies in the main field of study must include a degree project (thesis) of 15 credits

Spring Semester 2024: Teachers/Lecturers

"v" stands for week in the Swedish system

Irina Karlsohn

GRY28F Ryska I: Grundläggande kurs 2, 7.5 credits, v.3-22

GRY28U Ryska III: Rysk litteratur mellan 1800 och 1915, 10 credits, v.3-15

GRY36F Rysk litteratur: från bok till film, 7.5 credits, v.3-22

GRY2BS Ryska V: Kandidatexamensarbete, 15 credits, v.3-22

Olga Mattsson

GRY28G Ryska I: Grundläggande kurs 1&2, 15 credits, v.3-22

GRY285 Ryska II: Muntlig språkfärdighet, 10 credits, v.3-15

GRY28K Ryska III: Muntlig språkfärdighet, 10 credits, v.3-15

GRY2YW Ryska för modersmålslärare: språkdidaktik i flerspråkigt perspektiv, 15 credits - v. 35-22

Nikita Mikhaylov

GRY28J Ryska II: Grammatik och skriftlig språkfärdighet, 10 credits, v.3-15

GRY287 Ryska VI: Grammatik och skriftlig sprakfärdighet, 10 credits, v.10-22

GRY28H Ryska I: Grundläggande kurs 3, 15 credits, v.3-22

GRY284 Det postsovjetiska ryska samhället, 10 credits, v.10-22

If you are unable to find information (such as the timetable, grading criteria, reading list, course handbook) on this webpage, we encourage you to find the information in the Learn room of the respective course.

Head of Subject

Senior Lecturer Russian

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