Playing Bingo in Florida

What: Playing the games from the Soroka course. The special focus is on the Bingo game.
Where: Miami, Florida.
When: February 25, 2024, from 3–5 p.m.

We meet at Hotel Marriott lobby

the address is 2051 S Le Jeune Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33134

This is the number you can call if you have any questions of get lost (855) 765-1265.

Please be aware that online broadcasting and video recording are not provided.      


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NEWS and SPECIAL DEALS – February 2023

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

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: 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.

**March 2-4, 2023 (Thursday – Saturday): Parma – Milan, conference on bilingualism.

**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:

III) Soroka’s eBay store has been reopened. I invite everyone who prefers buying textbooks through this site to our store.

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NEWS and SPECIAL DEALS – December 2022

*** 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.

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Mexico City, Mexico

The conference room is located on the 8th floor. It will be open starting 9 am. See you all!

I invite everyone to meet with me in the wonderful capital of Mexico – Mexico City.

The program includes: the presentation of the Teacher’s Book of Soroka 1 in the Spanish language, communication with colleagues and parents, and coffee breaks with crackers.

The event will take place on Dec. 4, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hotel Benidorm, located at:

Frontera #217, Col. Roma, C.P. 06700, México, Ciudad de México.

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NEWS and SPECIAL DEALS – October 2022

*** 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  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.

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New York

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; or call/text and ask questions on 855-765-1265.

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Denver, CO

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.

Look forward to seeing you there!

This is a link to the Garden web-site:

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Please join us

If you feel comfortable enough to join online meeting held in Russian please come to our workshop on teaching Russian for children.

All the speakers are amazing! All of them have a lot to say about teaching Russian for kids.

The meetings are free of charge, if you want a recording, you may buy it later for a reasonable price. Please register here

As for me, I will speak there about comic books during Russian lessons. Come to join us!

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