Russian as a foreign language and methods of teaching

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Program description

The authors of the program are leading teachers of the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute, which is a recognized authority in the field of learning and teaching Russian as a foreign language; creators of widely known text books and teaching guides for Russian as a foreign language. The program testing has lasted years, course materials - both fully and briefly - have been used multiple times during different intramural and remote advanced training and occupational retraining types for Russian and foreign teachers of Russian as a foreign language.

Program goals and objectives

Learning theoretical and practical course of methods for teaching Russian as a foreign language and practical implementation of the knowledge obtained and skills shaped in teaching Russian as a foreign language in Russia and abroad.

General plan of the program

1. "Russian" module (52 ac. h.)
- Modern Russian: propaedeutic course
- Active processes in modern Russian
- Description of Russian as a foreign language: basic course
- Level description of the language aimed to teach it as a foreign language

2. "Methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language" module (204 ac. h.)
- Contemporary methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language
- Contemporary educational technologies for teaching Russian as a foreign language at Beginners level
- Phonetics and intonation in teaching Russian as a foreign language
- Forming grammar competence when teaching Russian as a foreign language based on communication and activities approach
- The lexical aspect in teaching Russian as a foreign language
Game tasks in a lesson of Russian as a foreign language
- Text and opportunities for using it in a practical course of Russian as a foreign language
- Literary text as a resource for teaching oral communication in a practical course of Russian as a foreign language
- Teaching writing and written language
- Interactive teaching technologies for Russian oral communication in the lessons of Russian as a foreign language
- Interactive teaching technologies for Russian oral communication: using videos in the lessons of Russian as a foreign language
- Interactive teaching technologies for Russian oral communication in lessons of Russian as a foreign language: using multimedia presentation in lessons of Russian as a foreign language
- Multimedia technologies in teaching Russian as a foreign language
- Contemporary methods to assess the quality of students' training

3. "Country studies of Russia" module (12 ac. h.)
- Country studies aspect of maintaining contemporary means of teaching Russian as a foreign language

4. Program graduation paper

Teaching practicum

Learning the occupational retraining educational program implies undertaking a teaching practicum (active or passive) for an audience of students of Russian as a foreign language (any level).

An active (giving lessons) or passive (being present at lessons) teaching practicum of 22 ac. h. can be undertaken by a participant at any educational institution convenient for them (university, school, courses etc.). In this case, the participant provides a venue for undertaking the teaching practicum.

The teaching practicum can be undertaken remotely through study and analysis of practical experience, gathered by the professors and teaching staff of the Institute using video recordings of lessons of the Russian as a foreign language learning programs, which can be found in the electronic library of the institute.

2 weeks prior to the graduation paper defense or earlier, the participant presents a document issued on the educational organization's letterhead - practicum base, confirming completion of the teaching practicum.

 

The final qualification paper is an independent research of the participant, which shows the level of their professional competences and an ability to practically complete professional activity objectives. The paper is to be written under scientific supervision of the author of the respective course section. Suggested subjects for final qualification papers are presented in Annex 1; paper execution is subject to the requirements stated in Annex 2.

 

Final exam and defense of the final qualification paper

Final exam and defense of the final qualification paper for the educational program of occupational retraining is conducted at the meeting of the final assessment committee using remote educational technologies or, if the participant prefers, with their personal presence at the institute.

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