I have been studying languages for almost all of my life. It started with Spanish in Cuba, where my whole family lived for two years when I was 10. In addition to Spanish, which attracted me, I was lucky with my teacher of the Russian language. She never stopped telling us about the origin of the words, which was both fascinating and useful for learning the spelling. That’s how it all started. For all of my conscious life, I was surrounded by dictionaries and books in different languages. Some languages were managed to be learned to a decent level, like English. Some languages turned out to be forgotten because there was nowhere to use them, like French. But I still learn languages with alternate success, and at the time of writing this text, I’m studying — or rather revising — my Spanish, which I only spoke a little bit of about 40 years ago.Continue reading “The Three Rules of Mine”
There is no need to explain what tests are designed for; hence, I suggest considering their role within the course.
Each level includes three tests that are found on the final pages of the Teacher’s Book. Students are to take them after Lessons 5, 10 and 15.Continue reading “Tests in the Soroka Course”
Today I will answer a question from the mail: You represent Soroka as a one-year-long course, but the Student’s Book is so thin. How is that?
Today we will deal with a calendar and count. Soroka is designed for those students who study Russian once a week. Let’s count how many lessons they have over a year.Continue reading “Thin but Functional”