Russian Language Zone

Russian Language Zone

Rusistika is the Language Zone for teachers of Russian at all levels and in all sectors, available to ALL members. Its aim is to explore a wide variety of topics, including linguistic, literary, cultural, political and pedagogic contributions of interest to teachers of all levels of Russian teaching (from beginners through to graduates) and in all sectors (in schools, HE and FE). Contributions submitted to Rusistika are peer reviewed and published online subject to approval by independent referees.

Rusistika features articles in Russian and in English, with subjects such as developments in the Russian language; Literature, including recent works; aspects of contemporary Russian society; news of exchanges, competitions and forthcoming events; ideas for stimulating and enriching the teaching of Russian at all levels; contributions from current students about their experiences studying Russian and from graduates in Russian about their subsequent careers; and reviews of publications about Russia and the Russian language, and of resources for teaching Russian.

All articles about the teaching and learning of Russian

Textbook, handouts or a paperless lesson?

In Textbook, handouts or a paperless lesson, Natalia Lyons explores how working with technology (apps, blogs, apps) whilst teaching languages can benefit teaching.    

Russian educational portal at Pushkin State Russian Language Institute (Moscow, Russia)

We all know how important interactive education and connection with the modern realia is today.  We are in a global world of education with a plethora of educational resources in both languages to choose from, both for teachers and students. One of the excellent ideas that the Russian portal of Pushkin State Russian Language Institute […]

Can Quizlet enhance your teaching of Russian?

A review of Quizlet– Ruslan Russian 1 and 2 study sets and flashcards As we do not want our classrooms to ‘fall behind the times’, everyone is striving to use the technology-based tools that maximize the effectiveness of education, both in the classroom and at home. We reviewed one of the most popular […]

Russian Quad-Vocab: seeking to reinvent the humble vocab book

What sort of person publishes a Vocabulary Book nowadays? Textbooks are far more glamorous. Does anyone even use vocab books anymore? Don’t they just gather dust on pupils’ bedroom shelves? But three years ago, I began to write one. The reason was simply this: pupils would continually ask me that most simple of questions: ‘what […]

Does your child have the right ‘appetite’ for reading Russian books?

It is a well-known fact that when families with bilingual children move to another country, the issue of getting the right literature to keep the language and culture going becomes very acute. Not only do we have to collect any parcels ordered and find the time to go to the high-street shops in search of […]

Spend spring in Russia…

A selection of events across the country this spring, from or about Russia and her neighbours… 02 Feb – 04 April – Russian State Ballet and Orchestra of Siberia, throughout the UK 07-10 Feb & 01-03 March  – Moscow City Ballet, Nottingham and Manchester 10 Feb – A Russian spectacular featuring Joseph Moog, Nottingham Until 11 […]

Trilingualism: Shaped by History

Please find here, the article ‘Trilingualism: Shaped by History’, which featured in the autumn issue of Languages Today magazine.  Miklós Cseszneky of Hungary and Albina Kassenova of Kazakhstan show how political history has shaped their countries’ linguistic traditions through the policy of learning three languages. In Hungary, this was German, Latin and Russian or English and […]

Русский язык в казахстанском образовании

The article is devoted to learning Russian in Kazakhstan, both at schools and universities, under the conditions of moving to a ‘three-language education’. Although the author notes the positive impact of learning the Russian language overall and its being in demand in certain areas, especially in the north of the country, she identifies a few […]

Teaching Film and Literature for AS and A2

‘Russian Teacher’s Resources. Teaching Film and Literature for AS and A2’ University of Leeds, 2017, 27pp The reviewed booklet provides teacher’s resources for teaching Russian at AS and A2 levels with regards to teaching literature and film. The resource rationale is thoroughly explained in response to changes in the content of AS/A2 curricula for Russian, […]

The London School of Russian language and literature – 20th anniversary!

Words:  Natalia Lyons Ph.D., MITI, DPSI, SFHEA King’s College London With thanks to Olga Bramley (The London School of Russian language and literature) The London School of Russian language and literature – 20th anniversary! The school was set up in January 1998 and was the first independent professional Saturday school in the country, originally […]

Некоторые детали последних исследований в области нейродидактики, рекомендованные к использованию в педагогической практике

Стресс блокирует мыслительную деятельность человека, частично или полностью и разрушает нейроны в конечном итоге. Стрессовые ситуации выделяют гормоны, которые сдерживают мыслительные функции. В случаях хронических стрессовых ситуаций сокращается объем нейронных тканей в мозгу. Перед использованием мозга для интеллектуальной деятельности, необходимо освободиться от гормонов стресса. Занятия музыкой, спортом, также, как и употребление черного шоколада, помогают произвести […]

Turning Learning into Passion: An artistic and neurodidactic approach to school teaching

Olga Bramley (adapted and translated by Natalia Lyons Ph.D., MITI, DPSI, SFHEA King’s College London) London School of Russian Language and Literature A very good friend of our school, a children’s writer – Vadim Levin once said: learning something means making it your own. Knowledge or skill will have to become our own, part […]

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