Hello and apologies to all Russian speakers.
I´ve been given a short-term opportunity to follow a 5-week "beginners" (no precisions), intensive (30hours/week) Russian language course in a Russian-speaking city. I am a real beginner, who doesn't know a lot of words past привет, спасибо, до свида́нья, and a few words picked up at parties with Russian friends or during my stays in Eastern Europe.
Most importantly, I´m not completely familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet and the Russian pronunciation (I never learned any other Slavic language).
In my situation, is it a good idea to begin learning Russian this way ?