About Russian

Why study Russian? With over 250 million speakers worldwide, Russian is the eighth most spoken language in the world and is listed as an official language in eight countries! 

  • Russian is a critical language. Russian speakers are in high demand in both military and civilian agencies in the US government.
  • Russian is an important language for science, technology, business, ballet, theater, cinema, literature, and music.
  • Russian combines well with many other disciplines such as business, science, political science or history, engineering, mathematics, arts or music.
  • Specializing in Russian brings many benefits, both professional and personal ones.

Why study Russian at CCSF?

  • Students learn from native speakers.
  • California’s Russian-speaking community is concentrated in the San Francisco area. Learning Russian is the perfect opportunity to broaden your social circle (Community Center, Russian events, Russian Language Meetup Groups)
  • Many of our courses are CSU/UC transferable.
  • Tutoring services are available and free of charge for all students currently enrolled in a language course.

Explore Potential Careers

Studying Russian can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • International business
  • Foreign service
  • Travel and tourism
  • Translation and interpreting
  • Education

Begin your Russian language studies with us!