Did I mention that I’m assigning regular homework to my level 2+ this year? It’s not just the “tell a story to your parents.” Instead, it’s a one-hour commitment on their part to finding something they want to read or study.
Students have already shared some very cool sites for study and reading. One student found an interview in Communist Pravda with Sergei Krushchev that sounded very different from what SK had said when he was visiting here. We’re going to work a little more with that for sure!
A second-year girl impressed me today with her reading ability in popcorn pairs (Blaine’s name), and I could see why she had made the jump when I looked at her homework. She had chosen to do a bunch of translating, and I could tell it wasn’t by google. I’m so proud of her! Yet another had beautiful pronunciation, and she shyly handed me her paper: she has no internet, so she’s found a Russian to help her read the children’s Bible stories that I loaned her.
Another quiet student shared a song by the group we’re listening to just now. His note on his homework said that the video has a great ending. I just watched it, and all you MovieTalkers out there are going to want to use it. Honest! It’s “Until our next meeting,” by Zveri (Until our soon meeting, by the Beasts).