Russian and Chinese Instructional Modules

With a 2014 STARTALK Infrastructure Building grant, Concordia Language Villages created ten instructional modules in both Russian and Chinese. Using themed cultural topics, each module is comprised of 3 lesson plans providing three or more hours of lessons and activities. Each module is augmented with a video of native speakers addressing one of the cultural topics, or being interviewed about the cultural topic being taught. In addition, each module is accompanied by hand-produced art illustrations for classroom use.

Russian modules and supporting materials are focused on a homestay in Russia. On the website for downloading teachers will find introduction to the project, an overview of all materials, 30 lesson plans, 10 art illustrations, 10 videos and several video documents. The intended level is Novice High.

Chinese modules and supporting materials are focused on a trip to China. On the website for downloading teachers will find introduction to the project, an overview of all materials, 30 lesson plans, 10 art illustrations, 10 videos and several video documents. The intended level is Novice High to Intermediate Low.

Access the modules at www.concordialanguagevillages.org/startalk

Instructional Resource(s): 

  • Student

Language(s): 

  • Chinese
  • Russian

Proficiency Level(s): 

  • Novice
  • Intermediate

Teaching Experience: 

  • Beginning
  • Experienced

Material Type(s): 

  • Curricula
  • Instruction
  • Learning Plan/Lesson Plan

TELL Domain(s): 

  • Planning
  • Learning Tools

STARTALK Principle(s): 

  • Learner Centered
  • Target Language
  • Integration of Culture, Content, Language