As you likely already know, bureaucratic requirements in Russia tend to change quite regularly. Therefore, they’d like to ask you to inform them of anything that you know of that might need to be updated in these guides. They are bullet-pointed for quick review of issues like documents needed for a propusk, maximum delo that can be requested at one time, and overall ease of entry and working within the archive, for instance.
This instagram posts weekly challenges of Russian grammar/vocabulary with free exercises supported with Russian/Soviet art visuals. They also post Instagram stories with fun Russian grammar in a trivia quiz style. For lower levels of Russian (mostly first and second years).
For those of you who are interested, the conference announced below will be live-streamed on the Facebook page of the UCLA Slavic Department. Please use your personal Facebook account to search our department page: UCLA Department of Slavic, East European & Eurasian Languages & Cultures. Please contact Deanna De La Hunt at email@example.com should you have any questions or issues accessing the Facebook page. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – The UCLA Dept. of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures and UCLA’s Program in Indo-European Studies are pleased to announce an international conference, “The Scholarly World of Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov: Assessments, Reassessments, Reflections,” on the occasion of the 90th year of his birth and the second anniversary of his passing. The conference will take place November 15, 2019 at the Faculty Center, UCLA Campus. Morning sessions will be devoted to Vyacheslav Ivanov’s contributions to Indo-European studies and general linguistics, and afternoon sessions – his contributions to semiotics of culture and poetics. Guest speakers include:
On the occasion of the thirty years’ anniversary of the fall of communism, we have broadcast, on the Czech cable TV station Regionalnitelevize.cz, exclusive interviews with Petr Pithart, the first Prime Minister of the post-communist Czech Republic and a close collaborator of Czechoslovak President Václav Havel:
(The interviews are in Czech with English subtitles)
https://youtu.be/eP7b0Jhzlnk Britské listy Interview 232: Petr Pithart: 1968 was the only time when I believed that the world might be better
In this webinar, Lynne deBenedette will discuss how to create a course for learners who are roughly at the ACTFL Intermediate Mid proficiency level that focuses both on content learning and language learning in a balanced way. In the more commonly taught languages these courses are sometimes referred to as “bridge courses” –when students transition from lower-level language courses (organized around a textbook) to upper-level courses that primarily focus on content materials (films and / or readings). deBenedette will consider how much content material is practical at this level, how to choose it, and how to assess student learning of that content. Drawing on the content materials selected, she will discuss how to choose language forms to focus on. The webinar will examine in detail examples of classroom materials to see how the content-learning is counterbalanced with focused work on language form, and how classroom tasks are sequenced to guide learners from input to output. The webinar will conclude with a list of principles for implementing this approach with a range of content topics.
Lynne deBenedette is Senior Lecturer in Russian at Brown University, where she has taught since 1995. She is a co-author, with William J. Comer, Alla Smyslova and Jonathan Perkins, of the first-year Russian language textbook Между нами (http://www.mezhdunami.org). At Brown she coordinates the Russian language program and teaches Russian and (occasionally) Czech.
We are very happy to announce that our special issue of Language Learning & Technology on New Developments in Virtual Exchange in Foreign Language Education (Volume 23, Number 3) is now available at http://www.lltjournal.org.
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All the Ruslan Russian 1 video cartoons (“Better than the Simpsons!”) are now free online. There are 50 minutes of high quality cartoons with and without subtitles in Russian, in 10 lessons from beginner to A1 level, with illustrated dialogues, texts, poems and songs for learners and with about a dozen different voices, including artists from the Rossica Choir of Saint Petersburg. The cartoons were produced by Alexander Menshikov in Kaliningrad and follow the storyline of the Ruslan Russian 1 course. They will be useful both for learners working individually and for teachers in the classroom, and particularly useful for those teachers who want to inject some fun into their lessons!