Learn the characters and sounds of the Cyrillic Alphabet at a free course series taking place at St. Sava Church, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, Indiana. The course is offered free of charge and is open to anyone who wishes to learn the Cyrillic alphabet, no previous experience with the Serbian language is required.

The hands-on part of the course series begins Thursday, Dec. 8 with sessions taking place every Thursday for 4 weeks but an informational history session to learn about the very beginnings of the Cyrillic Alphabet will take place Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the South Wing  Social Center in the St. Sava Church building.

This course is appropriate for anyone who wishes to learn the Cyrillic language. There is no previous experience with the Serbian language required. Some people may have learned conversational Serbian though talking with friends and family members, but they may not have had formal practice with writing the Cyrillic language so this class is a great introduction for Serbian and English speakers.

The class isn’t necessarily a class to teach how to speak the Serbian language, but some Serbian words will be introduced in the effort to learn to to write simple words to practice writing with the Cyrillic alphabet.

The emphasis is on learning the basics of Cyrillic writing. A book used for teaching the Cyrillic alphabet for elementary aged children learning to write with simple words like mama, tata (dad), deda (grandfather), etc. will be used.

Everyone is invited to attend this special series of workshops – there is no charge for the sessions. Children are invited to attend with family members so everyone can learn together.

Cyrillic Alphabet Learning Session Schedule

This first session about the history will take place in the South Wing Social Center. Other sessions will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the North Wing of the St. Sava Church building.

  • Thursday, Dec. 1 – History of the Cyrillic Alphabet
  • Thursday, Dec. 8 – Practice Session 1
  • Thursday, Dec. 15 – Practice Session 2
  • Thursday, Dec. 22 – Practice Session 3
  • Thursday, Dec. 29 – Practice Session 4