ERIC Number: ED393317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Russian Language Competencies for Peace Corps Volunteers in Russia.
Strobykina, Irina; Fomenko, Nataliya
This Peace Corps volunteer language training manual is based on the experience of two pre-service trainings and was guided by the Peace Corps language training curriculum. The learning approach is competency-based or topic-oriented to provide survival competencies. Three main sections review phonetics, topics for discussion, and practical grammar exercises. Phonetics includes pronunciation as well as cyrillic orthography. Topics offered for discussion include greetings, family, in the classroom, food, shopping, directions, transportation, housing, at work, communication, health, social situations, and community services. Each topic is structured and includes introduction of new language and grammar patterns, practice activities, bilingual vocabulary lists, and grammar notes. Practical grammar concentrates on pronouns, numerals, nouns, verbs, and adjectives. A vocabulary and listing of functional Russian phrases is given, and a reference section lists texts for continued study. (Contains 17 references.) (NAV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Vladivostok (Russia).
Identifiers: Peace Corps; Russia