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Russian 4 Youngsters

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Our Russian Language and Culture Course for Youngsters is designed with love and enthusiasm for children and youngsters. It will help young people to feel at home when they relocate with their families to Russia or countries where Russian is widely used and spoken. The course is designed for children of foreign diplomats, businesspeople and Russian repatriates. It is also suitable for Russian children and youngsters from adoptive families who may want to acquire and maintain Russian language in order to enrich their bicultural identity through the study of Russian as a foreign language. The course recognises the particular importance to school- and college-age youngsters of being able to communicate with their peers.

The course’s 50 units are fun and creative and contain Russian language activities and tests, pronunciation practice, detailed grammatical help, reading practice, language learning techniques and cultural information, including video material. Each unit is envisaged as a 30min Russian language and culture session online (worldwide) or face-to-face (if in New Zealand), one-to-one or in a small group with a certified Russian tutor. The duration and content of a unit can be tailored in accordance with a child’s age and interests. A unit consists of 3 subunits (Grammar, Vocabulary and Speech Practice, Intercultural Communication).

By the end of this course the learner will have acquired the following knowledge:

Grammar. Introduction to the Russian Language. The Alphabet. Stress and vowels. Basic reading and writing skills. Main grammar categories through games.

Vocabulary and Speech Practice. Greetings. Asking simple questions. First dialogues in Russian. Making simple statements. This is. That is. Who is that? Introducing yourself and your family. Express likes/dislikes. Requesting things. Numbers. Food. Animals. Colours. Other main topics (social interests and fashions relating to the particular peer group of the child). Russian slang and phraseology relevant to a peer group (especially of interest to teenagers!).

Intercultural Communication. Parent-child relations and expectations among social and peer groups in Russia and its regions. Russian fairy tales. Russian songs. Russian rhymes, proverbs and tongue twisters. Traditional Russian indoor and outdoor games. Home and Family in the Russian world. What do Russians eat and drink. Of Russian origin. Russian cartoons.

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