ERIC Number: ED402767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Russian Language Course for Peace Corps Trainees in Russia.
Bobov, Valery A.; And Others
This guide is designed for Russian language training of Peace Corps workers in Russia, and reflects daily communication needs in that context. It consists of seven instructional units. An introductory section gives an overview of the Russian language, Cyrillic alphabet, phonology, and morphology. The first instructional unit is intended as a 1-week introductory course, presented as a game with mnemonic aids, many immediately useful phrases and expressions, and pronunciation aids. This unit is followed by a separate module on reading and speaking Russian. The remaining units each contain several lessons targeting specific language competencies. Lessons consist of a list of competencies and structures to be addressed, text and dialogues, exercises, and notes and exercises for each structure. Lesson topics include: greetings and introductions, formal and informal; clothing; hotels; telephone usage; food; social behavior; currency; giving and getting directions; clothing; colors; shopping; family; professions; discussing likes, dislikes, and activities; making appointments; understanding street talk; sightseeing; health and medical problems; social behavior with a host; travel; cooking; discussing and signing a contract; emergencies; and household items. Text is almost entirely in Russian. Appended materials include an answer key, grammar notes, and grammar charts. (MSE)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Classroom Communication, Community Services, Competency Based Education, Conversational Language Courses, Daily Living Skills, Dialogs (Language), Family (Sociological Unit), Food, Foreign Countries, Grammar, Health, Interpersonal Communication, Language Patterns, Monetary Systems, Russian, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Social Behavior, Telecommunications, Transportation, Vocabulary Development, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Saratov (Russia).
Identifiers - Location: Russia