Discover Russia!

A Program of Study for pre-college students at the Intermediate Level

This project provides three online Learning Modules for Russian language study aligned with the World-Readiness Standards for learning languages and based on the STARTALK Model Curricula. The Modules will target the intermediate-low proficiency level and will be made available free of charge to pre-college students and teachers. These Modules 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. The topic for Module 2 is Путешествие в Москву/Travel to Moscow. The proposed topic for Module 3 is Мой день/My Day. Each module includes six learning plans and accompanying audio files.


Module 1
Lesson Resources
Lesson 1 Module 1 Lesson 1 (PDF)
Module 1 Lesson 1 (MS Word)
Dasha's Letter #1 (Audio)
Lesson 2 Module 1 Lesson 2 (PDF)
Module 1 Lesson 2 (MS Word)
Dasha's Letter #2 (Audio)
Lesson 3 Module 1 Lesson 3 (PDF)
Module 1 Lesson 3 (MS Word)
Dasha's Letter #3 (Audio)
Lesson 4 Module 1 Lesson 4 (PDF)
Module 1 Lesson 4 (MS Word)
Dasha's Letter #4 (Audio)
Lesson 5 Module 1 Lesson 5 (PDF)
Module 1 Lesson 5 (MS Word)
Dasha's Letter #5 (Audio)
Lesson 6 Module 1 Lesson 6 (PDF)
Module 1 Lesson 6 (MS Word)
Dasha's Letter #6 (Audio)
Module 2
Lesson Resources
Lesson 1 Module 2 Lesson 1 (PDF)
Module 2 Lesson 1 (MS Word)
Exchange Student Boy #1 (Audio)
Exchange Student Girl #1 (Audio)
Lesson 2 Module 2 Lesson 2 (PDF)
Module 2 Lesson 2 (MS Word)
Exchange Student Boy #2 (Audio)
Exchange Student Girl #2 (Audio)
Lesson 3 Module 2 Lesson 3 (PDF)
Module 2 Lesson 3 (MS Word)
Exchange Student Boy #3 (Audio)
Exchange Student Girl #3 (Audio)
Lesson 4 Module 2 Lesson 4 (PDF)
Module 2 Lesson 4 (MS Word)
Exchange Student Boy #4 (Audio)
Exchange Student Girl #4 (Audio)
Lesson 5 Module 2 Lesson 5 (PDF)
Module 2 Lesson 5 (MS Word)
Exchange Student Boy #5 (Audio)
Exchange Student Girl #5 (Audio)
Lesson 6 Module 2 Lesson 6 (PDF)
Module 2 Lesson 6 (MS Word)
Exchange Student Boy #6 (Audio)
Exchange Student Girl #6 (Audio)
Module 3
Lesson Resources
Lesson 1 Module 3 Lesson 1 (PDF)
Module 3 Lesson 1 (MS Word)
Exchange Student Boy #1 (Audio)
Exchange Student Girl #1 (Audio)
Lesson 2 Module 3 Lesson 2 (PDF)
Module 3 Lesson 2 (MS Word)
Exchange Student Boy #2 (Audio)
Exchange Student Girl #2 (Audio)
Lesson 3 Module 3 Lesson 3 (PDF)
Module 3 Lesson 3 (MS Word)
Exchange Student Boy #3 (Audio)
Exchange Student Girl #3 (Audio)
Lesson 4 Module 3 Lesson 4 (PDF)
Module 3 Lesson 4 (MS Word)
Exchange Student Boy #4 (Audio)
Exchange Student Girl #4 (Audio)
Lesson 5 Module 3 Lesson 5 (PDF)
Module 3 Lesson 5 (MS Word)
Exchange Student Boy #5 (Audio)
Exchange Student Girl #5 (Audio)
Lesson 6 Module 3 Lesson 6 (PDF)
Module 3 Lesson 6 (MS Word)
Exchange Student Boy #6 (Audio)
Exchange Student Girl #6 (Audio)

Language(s): 

  • Russian

Material Type(s): 

  • Video
  • Instruction
  • Learning Plan/Lesson Plan