A Program of Study for pre-college students at the Intermediate Level
This project provides an online Learning Module for Russian language study aligned with the World-Readiness Standards for learning languages and based on the STARTALK Model Curricula. The Module will target the intermediate-low proficiency level and will be made available free of charge to pre-college students and teachers. This Module will fill the gap as a necessary, age-appropriate resource that is seriously lacking for pre-college students who study Russian beyond the novice level and will serve as a template for future Module development.
In keeping with the general theme of travel and identity, students prepare to travel around Russia in the module and become “Ambassadors” for the places they visit. In this way, students learn to share their own culture while learning about another culture. The topic for Module #1 is: Подготовка к поездке / Travel Plans and is based on the STARTALK model curricula – Oh, the Places We Will Visit! Tourist and Traveler, and includes six learning plans.