High School Russian II
In Russian 2, we will spend two semesters studying and admiring the linguistic culture of this beautiful, perplexing, intriguing society. After a thorough review of the concepts and communicative skills learned in Russian 1, students will continue to master the usage of the cases of nouns in the singular and plural, and begin to understand the aspects of verbs in the imperfective and perfective past and future tenses. More vocabulary and communication for practical situations will be added. Topics include family, professions, dining, descriptions of people, personality traits, the body and health, time and routines, interests and hobbies, describing a city, and asking and giving directions. Exercises will incorporate listening and reading comprehension of authentic materials from Russian life, such as news articles, authentic documents, menus, transportation schedules, etc. Students in Russian II will also get quality exposure to excerpts carefully chosen from the great canon of Russian poetry, literature, folklore, and music.
This class meets twice weekly. Classes are one hour in length. In addition to live class time, students are expected to complete 2-3 hours of homework each week. Homework includes written, oral and reading assignments, as well as the practice of new vocabulary through interactive resources such as Quizlet and online workbook resources.
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