Headstart2 Online

Russian Headstart2 is available online with no download necessary. Click the link below to begin.

Requirements: Web browser, Flash Player 9+

Headstart2 for iPod

Russian Headstart2 is also available as a download for iPod. Click the link below to download the files and installation instructions.

Requirements: Windows/Mac with iTunes installed and an iPod or iTouch


Russian Headstart2 exposes users to 750 key terms and phrases, and provides them with important communication tools they need in preparation for deployment.

Course Structure

Headstart2 consists of ten modules, each including two Sound and Script and five Military Tasks. Sound and Script teaches the basics of Russian script. Each Military Task focuses on fifteen language drills based on a given topic or theme, such as greetings and introductions, or gathering intelligence.

DownLoad Russian Headstart2
(1.15 GB)


Requirements: Web browser, Flash Player 9+

After you have downloaded the "russian_headstart2.zip" file, unzip it to the location of your choice. Open the "russian_headstart2" folder and then click on the "start.html" file to begin the course. The Headstart2 login page will appear.

Your user information is stored on your local computer only, so be aware that your progress is not transferable to other locations. Also, we will not be able to help you reset your password, so please pick something that is easy for you to remember. Avoid using your AKO account information.

Supplemental Materials

Headstart2 also features over 100 PDFs with writing drills that provide the user with the opportunity to practice writing the target script. Other features include a writing tool, a sound recorder, a glossary, and a cultural resources section.