I’m sure you’ll agree that a picture is worth a thousand words.
In the “Soroka” course, directions are extremely useful.
Let’s use the recipe for your favorite soup as an example. If you don’t follow the directions, it will turn out different. It might be not very tasty — or, on the other hand, it could be absolutely delicious.
Another example would be traffic laws. If you don’t follow them, you’ll very likely have a hard time driving from point A to point B.
Or instructions for operating, say, the latest smartphone that comes with previously unimaginable features.
A couple of years ago, I created a YouTube channel to provide extra guidance in teaching the Soroka lessons. My goal with this channel is to help teachers and parents have a better understanding of the Soroka books, so that teaching your kids can become part of your routine. On my channel I address the different techniques that can be used, and why they are important in the learning process. My videos cover techniques such as drilling and the oral approach; as well as my response to letters and questions that I have received. All videos are in Russian and English subtitles are available. Turn them on if they are not turned on automatically.
The “Sarafan” book series is the next level after the “Soroka: Russian for Kids” series, designed to follow the Soroka 3 level. It is presented in the same format: a Student’s Book, Activity Book and Teacher’s Book, all of which dovetail with each other.
In the manual, you are going to find lesson planning.
Partially it is going to be the same as it is in the Soroka 1 manual for teachers.
For this manual, I did not include the exercises/activities that can be
completed in a group setting.
Furthermore, I would like to note that the difference will be that the
manual, which you are reading now, is geared toward individual/one-on-one
lessons with children regardless of whether the parents or teachers conduct the
lessons. However, I am going to focus my
attention on parents, for they have less experience and need to be
We set up the goals. Now let us look at the schedule. I am
going to describe an individual situation, and it is up to you to apply it to
yourself, agreed? Examine your schedule and the schedule of your child. When
are you both free and when can you both sit down and study in a peaceful
manner? It is necessary to have this time when nobody disturbs and bothers you.
Do you have this time during the week? Mark it on your calendar. I would like
you to study 2- 3 times a week, about 35-40 minutes every time. It is not
necessary to make the lessons long. First, you do not have time, and second,
your child gets tired. Your language
lessons must be on a regular basis in accordance with the schedule. Remember to
have short and frequent lessons
as Well as for the Teachers Who Are Teaching One-on-One Using Soroka
This is such a long title. What for? It is done to invite conversation
among people who are interested. This absolutely does not mean that others
cannot join. On the contrary, it is necessary! When I write, I always think
about my companion. This time in my mind
it is YOU. Yes-yes! It is you. You are
the mother who is living abroad and wants her child to speak Russian. Is that
right? Wherever you are, you do not have the teachers you want. Or you do not like their curriculum. It is
necessary to get down to work by yourself.