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Kitaigorodskaya Center for Foreign Language Instruction, Moscow State University
Kandidatskaya, Moscow State University

I am currently working on my doctoral dissertation in the area of methodology of teaching Russian as a foreign language. A native Russian, I have been working at Moscow State University since 1982 teaching Russian to foreign students of different levels in groups and individually and applying different methodologies, including both traditional and intensive approaches, with a special focus on conversation aspects. I have worked as a visiting professor in China (1989-1992) and in recent years (2001-2003) as a visiting professor at Middlebury College. My research interests include intensive methods of teaching Russian, intercultural communications, comparative analysis of the Russian and English languages, and classification, forecasting and prevention of errors made by foreign students of Russian.

I am the author and a co-author of a number of textbooks and scholarly articles about "language lacunae." In my spare time I enjoy all kinds of activities: movies, literature, some sports (especially swimming and table-tennis). I have traveled a lot, and I have seen many wonderful countries. But best of all I like to "communicate" with different people and am proud to have many friends all over the world (some of whom were my students) ... So, that's me!

 

 
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RUSS 3302 - Advanced Intermediate Russian      

For students with 300 hours of prior formal classroom instruction in Russian. In this class students review the basic grammatical and syntactical structures of the Russian language and focus their attention on more challenging structures of the language such as participles, comparative forms, and verbs of motion. At the end of the summer most students have an active vocabulary approaching 2,000 words. Readings for the class include poetry, short stories, and longer prose works, as well as newspaper articles. During half the summer program significant time is devoted to watching television news reports and reading news items. Students typically complete this course with intermediate-mid to intermediate high language skills.

Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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RUSS 3303 - Advanced Intermediate Russian      

For students with 300 hours of prior formal classroom instruction in Russian. In this class students review the basic grammatical and syntactical structures of the Russian language and focus their attention on more challenging structures of the language such as participles, comparative forms, and verbs of motion. At the end of the summer most students have an active vocabulary approaching 2,000 words. Readings for the class include poetry, short stories, and longer prose works, as well as newspaper articles. During half the summer program significant time is devoted to watching television news reports and reading news items. Students typically complete this course with intermediate-mid to intermediate high language skills.

Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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RUSS 3304 - Advanced Intermediate Russian      

For students with 300 hours of prior formal classroom instruction in Russian. In this class students review the basic grammatical and syntactical structures of the Russian language and focus their attention on more challenging structures of the language such as participles, comparative forms, and verbs of motion. At the end of the summer most students have an active vocabulary approaching 2,000 words. Readings for the class include poetry, short stories, and longer prose works, as well as newspaper articles. During half the summer program significant time is devoted to watching television news reports and reading news items. Students typically complete this course with intermediate-mid to intermediate high language skills.

Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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RUSS 3305 - Advanced Intermediate Russian      

For students with 300 hours of prior formal classroom instruction in Russian. In this class students review the basic grammatical and syntactical structures of the Russian language and focus their attention on more challenging structures of the language such as participles, comparative forms, and verbs of motion. At the end of the summer most students have an active vocabulary approaching 2,000 words. Readings for the class include poetry, short stories, and longer prose works, as well as newspaper articles. During half the summer program significant time is devoted to watching television news reports and reading news items. Students typically complete this course with intermediate-mid to intermediate high language skills.

Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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RUSS 0102 - Beginning Russian      

Beginning Russian
This course is a continuation of RUSS 0101. (RUSS 0101 or equivalent)

LNG WTR

Winter 2011, Winter 2012, Winter 2013

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