Language Resident Name: Mykyta Tyshchenko

Day and Date: Wednesday, 01.30.2019

Language and Level: Russian, Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed: Pronunciation workshop

Goal of the class: Master pronunciation of Russian sounds, use proper pronunciation on various situations

How did you structure the class?

1. Greetings, announcements, general questions. – 5 min.

2. Pronunciation practice. LR goes over the hardest words to pronounce in Russian, explains the hacks on how to nail the pronunciation. Students share the words that are the hardest for the to say. – 20 min

3. Liguria: Students are given the parts of the hardest Russian tong twister. They read them our loud. then watch a video of a Russian person doing the same reading, and read their parts again. (handout 1) – 10 min

4. Using good pronunciation in everyday life. Students are given different situations where good pronunciation is crucial. (handout 2) Their task is to write short passages in Russian and then read them out loud for the class. The classmates comment on pronunciation and give each other suggestions on how to improve it. – 25 min

What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.) (video with tongue twister)


What worked well in this class? What did not work?

It is not the most communicative class, but it was definitely worth it. I recommend to do it in the beginning of the semester for several reasons: a) it is not too intimidating for the students who just took the class and are not confident with their language skills; b) there are many fun activities you can add to it; c) you can personalize it for the students and ask them what were their struggles when they started learning the language. Overall, I think it was one of the most successful classes for me because it was different, it was entertaining, and it had good results.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

Handout 2.

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Профессор читает лекцию

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Актер/актриса читает свой монолог

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