On-line course materials
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The Anthrax Diaries
The Russian Dictionary
BR Vocabulary Review
The Human Body
Водитель для Веры
Интервью из России I
Интервью из России II
Дети из России
На атомной речке
Important Cornell links
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Abbyy Lingvo dictionaries
Словарь русского языка
Dictionary of Synonyms
Россия 24. Программа передач. | Прямой эфир
Study in Russia
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Learning Goals and Outcome Assessment
Russian language courses are designated with the RUSSA abbreviation in Cornell's Catalog of Courses, e.g. RUSSA 1121. The number reflects the level of language study: RUSSA 1121 is the course for beginners, and RUSSA 6634 is our most advanced course. Each of these courses (or course sequences) has a specific set of goals and an expected learning outcome.
The goal references below use the so-called ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines that may also be viewed at the LTI site. ACTFL is the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, http://www.actfl.org. LIT is Language Testing International, http://www.languagetesting.com/.
Although some variation in linguistic achievement is normal, completing the following courses is expected to result in these proficiency levels:
Evaluation of the students' progress is done continuously in each course by weekly tests, written homework, online and other computer-based assignments, daily performance in class, and in most courses, a final examination. Please see individual course descriptions under Courses for detailed information.
Our teaching is adjusted or changed when we decide that a change is in order. To guide us in this process, we use anonymous online course evaluations that may be submitted at any time during the semester; hand-written anonymous course evaluations at the end of each course; and detailed surveys every time we make a significant modification to a course.
Dept. of Comparative literature
Russian Language Program
226 Morrill Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4701, USA
tel. 607/255-4155 • fax 607/255-8177 • email email@example.com