I) The AATSEEL Conference will take place virtually, Feb. 17-19, 2023. I will host an informal roundtable called “Teaching Cyrillic 2 Kids.” The round table will be from 1:00 – 1:30 pm EST on Saturday February 18. For more information, visit the official website of the conference at https://www.aatseel.org.
II) I invite everyone to the meeting in Italy! Here is the schedule of events:
**Feb. 26, 2023 (Sunday): Rome, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti по адресу: P.za dell’Esquilino, 1, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
**March 1, 2023 (Wednesday): Florence, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Centro Culturale Russo Address: Piazza Santo Spirito 9, Firenze Tel: + 39 335 395501. www.Centrorussofirenze.it
**March 5, 2023 (Sunday): Milan, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Hilton Milan по адресу: Via Luigi Galvani, 12, 20124 Milano MI, Italy
The topic of all presentations will be “Using a Training Aid Called ‘Three Bogatyrs’ to Learn Agreement of Different Parts of Speech in Gender, Number and Case.” Link to registration form: https://forms.gle/N5TEcAhuaB826tPZ6
*** The Spanish version of the Teacher’s Book for Soroka 1 has been published. I’m pleased to invite everyone to the presentation of the book, which will take place on Dec. 4, 2022, in the capital of Mexico – Mexico City.
*** The last coupon offer on all Teacher’s Books is available. Enter the code “tbook” in the coupon field to get the book at a lower price of $8.99.
This is the last promo code on the site, because statistics show that our clients don’t use codes to receive a discount. Even when we offered a 20 percent discount on all books, for some reason people purchased books at full price. For that reason, there will be no more promo codes on the site.
We held a small roundtable and had nice conversations over lunch. There were colleagues whom I had met before personally, and people whom I had only communicated with online. It was my pleasure to meet everyone in person!
*** On Aug. 25, 2022, Marianna Avery and Polina Guelfreikh held a webinar called “Reading in Russian” (“Как читать с билингвами”), using the book “Vassily the Cat” (original title: “Бабушка кота Василия”) as reading material. All 106 attendees received the link to the webinar recording. The video of the webinar will be coming out on the Soroka YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to SorokaDigital , so as not to miss it.
*** The Soroka 2 course is available for purchase at sorokam.com as units. I’d like to remind you that each file is the “horizontal cross-section” of the course, as it contains pages from the Student’s Book, Activity Book and Teacher’s Book. This is a convenient way to purchase the course, one unit at a time.
Do I have any readers in New York? Would you like to meet there when I come?
I invite everyone interested to meet with me and other teachers of Russian as a foreign language. Speakers who have already confirmed their attendance: Olessia Apert, Alyona Greene, Olga Kisluhina and Ekaterina Klimchenko. We meet on Oct. 23, 2022, at 11am at Hampton Inn, located at:
220 West 41st St. New York, New York, 10036-7203
We are planning to hold a small round table on the issues of teaching Russian to children, so be ready to ask your questions, please, and let me know if you also want to be a speaker.
Please, confirm that you are coming so that we can keep in touch and inform you about any changes to the program if such will be made.
Don’t hesitate to contact me by e-mail at email@example.com; or call/text and ask questions on 855-765-1265.
*** On August 20, 2022, Marianna Avery and Ekaterina Klimchenko held a webinar, “Сверим часы в планировании.” All of the 33 attendees received certificates of participation, free books by Marianna Avery, and the opportunity to watch the recording of the webinar.
Books by Units This is the “horizontal cross-section” of the course — i.e., one file contains one unit from all three books. For instance, in the folder Unit 1 of the “Soroka 1: Russian for Kids”course, you will find pages from the Student’s Book, Activity Book and Teacher’s Book in English and Russian languages – all pages from Unit 1, Soroka 1.
*** The sorokam.com website has been migrated to the new host server; I hope that the operation speed of the site has significantly increased now.
*** I also remind our customers from Russia that the procedure of purchase is different for them. Here are three steps you should take in order to receive e-books:
1. Create a personal account on the website;
2. Send a list of items you want to purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org;
3. Follow the instructions in the mail that you received in response.
What: Meeting with Marianna Avery, author of books for teaching Russian for children, Soroka and Sarafan.
Where: Denver, CO, Botanic Garden, 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206
When: July 8, 2022, from 10 am till 1 pm
For who: for teachers and parents who teach Russian for children
We meet at 10 am at the entrance to the Garden. The first 5 people will get free admission to the garden. Our plan, as we walk through the Garden, is to exchange questions and answers on teaching Russian for children. Lunch will be at a restaurant located in the Garden.
Don’t hesitate to call/text and ask questions on 855-765-1265. You also may text me to confirm that you are coming.