ERIC Number: ED041501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Reference Count: 0
Scientific Russian for the Beginner: A Pragmatic Approach.
Kentucky Foreign Language Quarterly, v10 n3 p162-169 F 1963
Noting the drastic, sudden increase in enrollment in the post-Sputnik period in Russian language courses and the resultant difficulty of finding qualified instructors, the author describes a rapid-reading methodology which concentrates on forms and expressions prevalent in technical writing. Description of suggested teaching techniques concentrates on: (1) the Cyrillic alphabet, (2) cognates, (3) oral practice, (4) word classes and drill work, (5) verb tenses, and (6) gerunds. Commentary on the eventual transition from reading to translating concludes the article. (RL)
Descriptors: Cyrillic Alphabet, Descriptive Linguistics, Graduate Study, Language Instruction, Modern Languages, Reading Development, Reading Skills, Research Reports, Russian, Russian Literature, Scientific Research, Second Language Learning, Speed Reading, Structural Grammar, Structural Linguistics, Technical Writing, Written Language
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington.
Note: Paper presented at the 16th University of Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, 1963