In the 200-hour Russian course the students work with booklets and handwriting practice (25 booklets for Year 9 and 25 for Year 10). 4 modules with CDs are used to incorporate recent changes in Russian. Students receive course CDs on loan.
Regular phone contact with their teacher allows the students to do their speaking practice and discuss any questions they might have regarding the course. Email is also used to communicate with students. Students are encouraged to use the internet for research purposes and to complete the projects. Year 9 and 10 projects develop students’ skills in Russian language and culture, and in ICT.
Russian for Background Speakers
The Preliminary course students work with the textbook Temp – 2 Parts 1 and 2 and 20 booklets with corresponding course CDs. Additional Learning Materials (4 Modules with 4 CDs) are also used.
Literature: students study one contemporary short story.
Cultural events are organised during the year.
The Year 12 students work with the textbook Temp 2 – Parts 3 and 4 and 25 booklets with corresponding Course CDs. Four additional Modules with CDs, and Russian newspapers and magazines (both local and from Russia) are used.
Students study 10 prescribed texts.
In Year 11 and 12 regular phone contact with the teacher, the use of e-mail and recording of their oral work allow the students to do their speaking practice and discuss any questions they might have regarding the course.
Regular Face to Face lessons at Open High School are organised during the year.
Students are expected to return written and oral work on a weekly basis in all the Russian courses offered.
Stage 6 Syllabuses (From Board of Studies)
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By far the world?s largest country, Russia is almost twice the size of the next largest country, Canada. Russia sprawls across eastern Europe and northern Asia. It possesses mineral resources unmatched by any other country. Four-fifths of the people live in the European part of Russia, west of the Ural Mountains. The capital, Moscow, is an administrative, commercial, industrial, and cultural hub in the heart of European Russia.
Official Language Of
Russia; Belarus; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Abkhazia; South Ossetia; Transnistria; and Gagauzia.
Total Number of Speakers
Primary language: 147 million; Secondary language: 113 million
Russian is the most widely spoken language of Eurasia and the most widespread of the Slavonic languages. Russian belongs to the family of Indo-European languages. Within the Slavic branch, Russian is one of three living members of the East Slavic group, the other two being Belarusian and Ukrainian. Written examples of East Slavonic are attested from the 10th century onwards. While Russian preserves much of East Slavonic synthetic-inflectional structure and a Common Slavonic word base, modern Russian exhibits a large stock of borrowed international vocabulary for politics, science, and technology. A language of great political importance in the 20th century, Russian is one of the official languages of the United Nations.