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    American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, Inc. (Student)

    Discover Russian



    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    • July 1, 2019 – July 25, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • Thomas Jefferson H.S. for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
    Program Setting



    Discover Russian is a four-week introductory course in Russian language and culture that will be offered by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) to 30 rising 6th-12th graders at TJHSST’s campus in Fairfax County, Virginia. The program fosters interest in Russian language and culture among students with and without access to Russian programs in their schools and/or communities by offering two class levels that differentiate from Novice-Mid for those new to Russian through Intermediate Low for those with prior Russian language experience. Although placement will be determined by language proficiency and not age, additional differentiation will occur to accommodate students’ varying rates of learning and levels of maturity. Classes will meet six and a half hours each day for 18 days, for a total of 120 hours of immersion instruction. Participants in Level One will reach Novice-Mid level proficiency by the program’s end, while those in Level Two will attain Novice-High.

    (703) 955-9228