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.
Let’s begin with the definition. The adjective – is a part of speech that denotes a feature of the subject and answers primarily the question of “Which?”
Firstly, I propose to talk a bit about adjectives and “play” with them. I would like you to understand the full significance of this part of speech. All examples are taken from Vyacheslav Leikin’s book “Always on Thursday” (original title: “Всегда по четвергам”).
*** 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.
“How can we learn all forms of verbs in this unit?” is a new question regarding Unit 10 of Soroka 1, which I received by mail and would like to reply to.
Before you start exploring the unit, set the goal to learn infinitives. Not infinitives in general, but of verbs that we have learned before in the third person singular (читает, ест, бежит, etc.). When you keep focused on it, the logic of the instructions becomes more apparent.
Follow the instructions in the Teacher’s Book. Stick to the Oral Approach (listening – speaking – reading – writing).
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.
Another letter from the mail: “You say that the Soroka course is designed for students who study Russian one hour a week. We can learn just a little over this time. During the week, students easily forget what has been learned. Is it worth spending time and efforts to learn Russian? Should we start at all?”
I both agree and disagree with the author of these lines. I agree that having one hour a week for learning Russian is very little, as language is a pretty complicated system.