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ERIC Number: ED013577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 7
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THE TEACHING OF RUSSIAN--A RESPONSE TO NATHAN ROSEN.
KEMPERS, JOHN
ALTHOUGH NATHAN ROSEN'S ARTICLE IN A 1966 ISSUE OF "THE SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN JOURNAL" (ED 011 175) DID PINPOINT THE FACT THAT NO WORTHWHILE ACTIVE CONTROL OF THE VOCABULARY AND STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS OF RUSSIAN COULD BE ACHIEVED IN A TRADITIONAL 2-YEAR PROGRAM, HE DID NOT, WITH HIS PROPOSED USE OF READERS WITH FACING TRANSLATIONS, OVERCOME THE PROBLEM OF REAL CONCERN--WHETHER TO USE THE LANGUAGE OF EVERYDAY USAGE, LITERATURE, OR EXPOSITORY PROSE IN A TERMINAL 2-YEAR COLLEGE PROGRAM. THE LANGUAGE OF EXPOSITORY PROSE IS THE ONE IN WHICH THE NON-RUSSIAN MAJOR COULD, BY THE SECOND YEAR, REACH THE GREATEST DEGREE OF PROFICIENCY BECAUSE OF FEWER VOCABULARY PROBLEMS AND COULD, BY LIMITING READING MATERIALS TO HIS MAJOR FIELD OF INTEREST, ACQUIRE INFORMATION NOT AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH SOURCES. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SECOND YEAR OF THIS TYPE OF PROGRAM, THE USE OF KARPOVICH'S "LECTURES ON RUSSIAN HISTORY" WOULD BE OF GREATER BENEFIT THAN ANY OTHER TEXT OF COMPARABLE SIZE. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "THE SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN JOURNAL," VOLUME 11, NUMBER 1, SPRING 1967, PAGES 71-74. (AB)
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