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Why study Russian?

Russian is the world’s eighth-most spoken language.​

Learn Russian in order to join the large community of Russian speakers. It is the official language of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, and it is widely used in Ukraine, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Baltic states.

Russian may also be your ticket to a good job. Proficient Russian speakers are in high demand in government and industry.

Knowledge of Russian will allow you to read Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and many other wonderful writers in the original.

If you don’t already speak a second language, learning Russian will give your brain a boost. Research has demonstrated the cognitive benefits of bilingualism.

Course Offerings

Dallas College offers beginning and intermediate Russian courses.

Check the credit class schedule for current course availability.

The Core Curriculum

Russian courses are part of the Dallas College Core Curriculum.

Ask your success coach whether you can incorporate Russian courses into your degree plan.


If you are already proficient in Russian and feel that you are ready to skip one or more levels, you may take a placement exam. The placement exam will be used only for placement. It will not give you credit for any courses skipped.

Before deciding whether or not to take a placement exam, please consult with your success coach.

Concurrent (Noncredit) Enrollment

If you'd like to take a college-level Russian class but do not need college credit, you can take it “concurrently" for noncredit. A concurrent section may already exist on the Continuing Education (CE) schedule. Please contact a CE success coach if you have any questions.