High School Russian I
Russian 1 is the first step towards getting to understand something of this country and its culture and history. The textbook for the class, Beginner's Russian, gives an excellent, clear presentation of vocabulary and grammar using a communicative approach to speaking, listening, reading and writing. The text includes an interactive online workbook. The instructor will supplement the text with other materials to aid in pronunciation and listening skills. The course will emphasize actual use of the Russian language though conversation, listening to authentic speech, writing exercises, and cultural enrichment activities.
Russian 1 will cover roughly one half of this textbook, including the alphabet, pronunciation and orthography; personal and possessive pronouns; nominative, prepositional and accusative cases; adjectives and gender; present and past tense, including verbs of motion;
Communicative areas of proficiency will include greetings, discussing school and academics, expressing likes and dislikes, eating and drinking, and describing one's home and family including professions.
This class meets twice weekly. Classes are one hour in length. Students should expect approximately 30 minutes of homework to submit for each class, but are also expected to continue to practice and learn vocabulary through interactive resources such as Quizlet and online workbook resources.
Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.
“REGISTER” buttons for 2018-2019 will become active on 7 February 2018.
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Early Registration Discount (before June 1): 10% off!
Class Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00 AM Pacific
Fall '21 - Spring '22 Registration is Open!
Anna Shkireva, M.A.
Anna Shkireva is from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. She got her MA degree in International Relations with at the State University of Nizhny Novgorod and completed her second MA degree in TESOL at the University of New Mexico. Now, Anna is working toward her PhD in Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies. Her main interests are second language acquisition, instructional communication and classroom applications that support the development of students’ interest and persistence. Anna is passionate about teaching and learning foreign languages, sharing Russian culture with students, hiking, snowboarding, running and kayaking. Her next personal goal is to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.
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