ERIC Number: ED149639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Some Aspects of the Teaching of an Intensive Course in Russian at Brown University.
This paper describes the techniques used in a successful, intensive course in introductory Russian. The objectives of the course are to develop good pronunciation and oral communication skills, good listening comprehension skills, some fluency in reading, and some elementary skill in writing. The course relies upon the development of a community feeling, lessened inhibitions, physical contact, and individual student participation. The grading system is designed to foster optimum participation and performance on the part of the student. (AM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Educational Games, Fear, Grading, Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses, Language Fluency, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension, Russian, Second Language Learning, Slavic Languages, Speech Skills, Student Evaluation, Student Participation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teaching Methods, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages (1977).