Self-Paced Elementary Russian: Syllabus

Each student (or each small group of students) decides how many days of this syllabus they want to cover each week depending on how fast they want to move through the material. The 136 days of the syllabus below are equivalent to 8 credit hours. The standard two-semester Russian 1121-1122 sequence covers all of this work, 68 days per semester. When taking the course at half speed (compared to the traditional Russian 1121-1122), you should aim at covering 34 days of this syllabus per semester and earning 2 credit hours or units each semester. If you want to move faster, you can cover 50 days of the syllabus per semester and earn 3 credit hours each semester. See Course Description for details. Members of any group are encouraged to attend the meetings of the other groups for practice or review whenever their schedule allows.

Group A (2-credit) calendar


Group B (3-credit) calendar
Group C (3-credit, continuing) calendar
ASSIGNMENTS
Day 1

The cells in each row show the homework that has to be done before the class.

The first ten days of classes are different from the later routine, because it is difficult to separate reading, grammar, and conversation while you are still learning the alphabet and the sound system. There are additional notes in the syllabus after the second week.

No homework to prepare for today.

Day 2

Read Course Description (link at the top of this syllabus) about each type of homework.

  1. Read & analyze: Les.1; Les.2:2 (English only). (Here are the first 8 Lessons in PDF format that you may use if your copy of the book hasn't arrived yet.)
  2. Listen, record, and submit: Lesson 1 in Web Audio Lab.
Day 3
  1. Read & analyze: Les.2 (English; Russian alphabet)
  2. Write: Les. 2 pp.5-9. This video is a good way to learn how to connect the letters.
  3. Listen, record, and submit: Les.2 in Web Audio Lab.
  4. Memorize: names of letters (but not the order of the alphabet)
Day 4
  1. Read & analyze: Les.3; Les.4
  2. Write: Les.3 pp.12-14
  3. Watch this 15-minute video by the voice teacher Carl Ratner on the palatalization of Russian consonants. (The video may be followed by another one on Russian vowels, but you do not have to watch that.)
  4. Listen, record, and submit: Les.3 in Web Audio Lab.
Day 5
  1. Read & analyze: Les.5
  2. Write: Les.4 pp.17-18
  3. Listen, record, and submit: Les. 4 in Web Audio Lab
Day 6
  1. Read & analyze: Les.6
  2. Write: Les.5 p.21
  3. Practice reading aloud: Les.6:1
  4. Listen, record, and submit: Les.5 in Web Audio Lab.
  5. Memorize: Les.5:5
Day 7
  1. Read & analyze: pp.24,25,26
  2. Practice reading aloud: Les.6:3
  3. Listen, record, and submit: Les. 6 in Web Audio Lab.
Day 8
  1. Read & analyze: Les.7
  2. Write: Les.7:6
  3. Practice reading aloud: Les.7:1,2,3
  4. Listen, record, and submit: Les.7 in Web Audio Lab.
Day 9
  1. Read & analyze: Les.8
  2. Write: Les.8:6
  3. Practice reading aloud: Les.8:1,2
  4. Listen, record, and submit: Les. 8 in Web Audio Lab.
  5. Memorize: numbers 1-10
Day 10
Things are changing! During the first ten days of classes, it was difficult to separate reading, grammar, and conversation, because you were still learning the alphabet and the sound system. Now these components of the course will be more or less separate, and you'll have a different teacher for each kind of work:
  • grammar, writing, self-test quizzes
  • video
  • exercises, sound recordings, memorization
All homework is explained in the Course Description (see link at the top of this syllabus).
  1. Read & analyze: Les. 9. In case you are still waiting for your copy of the book, here are Lessons 9-12 in PDF format.
  2. Write: Les 9:8
  3. Practice reading aloud: Les 9:1,6
Day 11
  1. Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: Intermission.
    1. select Eralash in your WAL menu after the log-in
    2. select Intermission in the top menu and Entire Episode in the bottom menu
    3. click Go
    4. play the video, read the transcript, click unfamiliar words for dictionary entries (displayed in the References panel)
    5. write an English translation of the transcript
  2. read & practice the assignments in the other sections by selecting them from the bottom menu:
    1. Role Playing
    2. Exercise 1.1
    3. Discussion 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4.
Day 12
  1. Read & analyze: Les. 10
  2. Self-test Quiz to Lesson 10 in COLLT. When you complete this quiz and click Finish, your displayed score should be 12 points (1 point per blank).
    COLLT work is assigned for two of every five days: you log in to COLLT and practice grammatical endings by doing the fill-in-the-blanks Beginning Russian Quizzes exercises. This gives you a chance to test your understanding of many grammar and spelling principles. Click Finish when done and see your score.
  3. Write: Les 10:5
  4. Practice reading aloud: Les. 10:3,4
Day 13
  1. Practice reading aloud: Les.10:1,2,3,4
  2. Listen, record, and submit: Les.10 in Web Audio Lab.
  3. Memorize: Les.10:3
Day 14
  1. Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: A Stray Dog
    If you missed the directions for doing this work, read Course Description or consult the similar assignment in Day 11, above.
  2. Read & practice: Role Playing; Exercises 1.1, 1,2; Discussion 1.1, 1.2.
Day 15
  1. Read & analyze: Les. 11.
  2. Self-Test Quiz to Lesson 11 in COLLT. After this quiz your score should be 24 (12 points for Quiz to Lesson 10 plus 12 points for this one).
    If you missed the directions for doing this work, read Course Description or consult the similar assignment in Day 12, above.
  3. Write: Les. 11:6
  4. Practice reading aloud: Les.11:1,3
  5. Listen, record, and submit: Les.11
Day 16
  1. Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: A Crazy Day
  2. Read & practice: Role Playing; Exercises 1.1, 1.2; Discussion 1.1, 1.2.
Day 17
  1. Read & analyze: Les. 12, pp. 37-38.
  2. Self-Test Quiz to Lesson 12 in COLLT. After this quiz your score should be 60.
  3. Write: Les. 12:4
  4. Practice reading aloud: Les.12:1
Day 18
  1. Practice reading aloud: Les. 12:2,3
  2. Listen, record, and submit: Les.12
  3. Memorize: Les. 12:1
Day 19
Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: My summer Vacation
Read & practice: Role Playing; Exercises 1.1, 1.2; Discussion 1.1, 1.2.
Day 20
Read & analyze: Les.13, 14
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 13 & 14 in COLLT. After these quizzes your score should be 109.
Write: Les.13:6
Practice reading aloud: Les. 13:4,5; 14:3,5
Listen, record, and submit: Les.13
Day 21
Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: Brothers
Read & practice: Role Playing 2, 3, 5, 7, 8; Exercises 2.1, 2.2; Discussion 1.3.
Day 22
Read & analyze: Les. 15, 16
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 15 & 16 in COLLT. After these quizzes, your score should be 146.
Write: Start working on Review Paper 1 (print it from the link in the Course Description).
Practice reading aloud: Les.15:1,2; Les.16:1,2,4
Listen, record, and submit: Les.14
Day 23
Practice reading aloud: 13.2; 15:1; 16:2
Listen, record, and submit: Les.15, 16
Memorize: Les.16:1
Day 24
Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: Intersection
Read & practice: Role Playing; Exercises 1.1, 1.2; Discussion 1.1, 1.2.
Day 25
Read & analyze: Les. 17; Les. 18
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 17 & 18 in COLLT. After these quizzes, your score should be 170.
Write: Finish and submit Review Paper #1.
Practice reading aloud: Les. 17:3,4; Les. 18:4
Listen, record, and submit: Les.17
Day 26
Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: Freedom Read & practice: Role Playing; Exercise 1.1; Discussion 1.1.
Day 27
Read & analyze: Les. 19; Les. 20
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 19 & 20 in COLLT. Target score: 209.
Write: Les. 20:4
Practice reading aloud: Les. 19:2,6 (don't write!); Les. 20:2,5
Listen, record, and submit: Les.18
Day 28
Practice reading aloud: Les. 18.1; 19:3,4; Les. 20:2,3,6
Listen, record, and submit: Les.19, 20
Memorize: Les. 19:1
Day 29
Watch and review: Any film that was covered over the previous four weeks (weeks# 3,4,5 & 6)
Prepare a skit: Working with another studen, select any scene(s) from the film that you chose to review (above), memorize the dialog, and be prepared to perform it in class. You may make changes in the dialog and the story, if you like, but keep the vocabulary close to the original.
Day 30
Read & analyze: Les. 21; pp.60,62; Les. 22
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 21 & 22 in COLLT. Target score: 239.
Write: Les. 22:6
Practice reading aloud: Les.21:2; Les.22:2
Listen, record, and submit: Les.21
Day 31
Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: Lovers
Read & practice: Role Playing; Exercises 1.1, 1.3; Discussion 1.1, 1.2.
Day 32
Read & analyze: Les. 23; Les. 24
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 23 & 24 in COLLT. Target score: 289.
Write: Les. 23:6; Les. 24:5
Practice reading aloud: Review on p.61
Listen, record, and submit: Les.22
Day 33
Practice reading aloud: Les. 21: 1; Les . 22: 1, 2, 3; Les. 23.1; Les. 24.3
Listen, record, and submit: Les.23, 24
Memorize: Les. 24:2
Day 34
Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: Train Beggar
Read & practice: Role Playing; Exercises 1.1, 1.2; Discussion 1.1, 1.2.
Day 35
Read & analyze: Les. 25; Les. 26
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 25 & 26 in COLLT. Target score: 330.
Write: Les. 26:5
Practice reading aloud: 25:6 (don't write!) 26:4
Listen, record, and submit: Les.25
Day 36
Practice reading aloud: Les. 25:2,4,7; Les. 26:3
Listen, record, and submit: Les.26
Memorize: Les. 25:1
Day 37
Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: Big Bad Wolf
Read & practice: Role Playing in all scenes; Exercise 1.1; Discussion 1.1, 1.3.
Day 38
Read & analyze: 27; 28; page 79 (Nom. Plural.)
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 27 & 28 in COLLT. Target score: 358.
Write: 28:6
Practice reading aloud: 27:2,3,5 (don't write!)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.27
Day 39
Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: Gogol
Read & practice: Role Playing; Exercises 1.1, 1.2; Discussion 1.1, 1.2.
Day 40
Read & analyze: 29; 30; pp.79,80
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 29 & 30 in COLLT. These review quizzes will require more time than usual. Target score: 465.
Write: 29:6; 30:7
Practice reading aloud: 30:5
Listen, record, and submit: Les.28
Day 41
Practice reading aloud: 27.1; 28.1,3; 29:2,3; 30:1,4,6
Listen, record, and submit: Les.29, 30
Memorize: 29:1
Day 42
Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: Cinderella
Read & practice: Role Playing; Exercises 1.1, 1.3; Discussion 1.2, 1.3.
Day 43
Read & analyze: 31; 32
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 31 & 32 in COLLT. Target score: 500.
Write: 31:3; start working on Review Paper #2 (print it from a link in Course Description)
Practice reading aloud: 31:2, 32:4 (don't write!)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.31
Day 44
Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: Curious George
Read & practice: Role Playing; Exercises 1.1, 1.2; Discussion 1.1, 1.2.
Day 45
Read & analyze: 33; 34
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 33 & 34 in COLLT. Target score:534.
Write: finish and submit Review Paper 2.
Practice reading aloud: 34:4,5 (don't write!)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.32
Day 46
Practice reading aloud: 31.2; 32.2; 33:2,4; 34:1
Listen, record, and submit: Les.33, 34
Memorize: 33:1
Day 47
Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: Kefir
Read & practice: Role Playing; Exercises 1.2, 1.4; Discussion 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4.
Day 48
Read & analyze: 35; 36
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 35 & 36 in COLLT. Target score:567.
Write: 35:3,4 (write complete sentences). Note: You can use a format that allows you to avoid copying the same text, e.g. Вы едите икру/пьёте молоко/вернёте книги/вернётесь?
Practice reading aloud: 36:4 (don't write!)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.35
Day 49
Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: An Apple
Read & practice: Role Playing in all scenes; Exercises 1.1., 2.1 (the number before the period indicates the scene in a multi-scene episode); Discussion 1.2, 1.3 (in a multi-scene episode, the Discussion tab appears when you select "Entire episode").
Day 50
Read & analyze: 37; 38; p.103,106
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 37 & 38 in COLLT. Target score: 595.
Write: 37:5 (1st part only); 38:3 (write complete sentences). Note: In 38:3, you can use a format that allows you to avoid copying the same text, e.g. О нём/ней/них.
Practice reading aloud: 38:4 (don't write!)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.36
Day 51
Practice reading aloud: 35.3; 36.1; 37:2,4; 38:1
Listen, record, and submit: Les.37, 38
Memorize: 37:1
Day 52
Watch and review: Any film that was covered over the weeks # 8, 9, 10 & 11
Prepare a skit: Working with another student, select any scene(s) from the film that you chose to review (above), memorize the dialog, and be prepared to perform it in class. You may make changes in the dialog and the story, if you like, but keep the vocabulary close to the original.
Day 53
Read & analyze: 39; 40; p.104
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 39 & 40 in COLLT. Target score: 619.
Write: 39:5 (first part only: write 30 verb forms)
Practice reading aloud: 39:4, 40:4 (don't write!)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.39
Start bringing «Что я видел» to all Slava's classes.
Day 54
Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: A Piggy Bank
Read & practice: Role Playing; Exercises 1.1, 1.2; Discussion 1.1, 1.2.
Day 55
Read & analyze: p.105; p. 121 (Inst. case); 41; 42
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 41 & 42 in COLLT. Target score: 666.
Write: 41:5; 42:7
Practice reading aloud: 42:2
Listen, record, and submit: Les.40
Read «Что я видел»: Про что мама с папой говорили.
Day 56
Practice reading aloud: 39.1; 40.1,2; 41:1,4; 42:1
Listen, record, and submit: Les.41, 42
Memorize: 41:1
Read «Что я видел»: Как мама на меня расссердилась.
Day 57
Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: A Present
Read & practice: Role Playing; Exercises 1.1, 1.2; Discussion 1.2, 1.3.
Day 58
Read & analyze: 43; 44
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 43 & 44 in COLLT. Target score: 714.
Write: 43:5; 44:5 (1st part only)
Practice reading aloud: 43:2
Listen, record, and submit: Les.43
Read «Что я видел»: Билет.
Day 59
Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: A Phone Call
Read & practice: Role Playing in all scenes; Exercises 3.1., 4.1 (the number before the period indicates the scene in a multi-scene episode); Discussion 1.1, 1.2 (in a multi-scene episode, the Discussion tab appears when you select "Entire episode"). Watch & write an English translation:
Day 60
Read & analyze: 45; 46
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 45 & 46 in COLLT. Target score: 746.
Write: 45:4; 46:5 (1st part only). Note that Review Paper 3 is due next week.
Practice reading aloud: 46:5, 2nd part (don't write)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.44
Read «Что я видел»: Как собирались в дорогу.
Day 61
Practice reading aloud: 43.1; 44.3,4; 45:2,5; 46:4
Listen, record, and submit: Les.45, 46
Memorize: 46:1
Read «Что я видел»: Вокзал (the first half of the section).
Day 62
Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: Committee
Read & practice: Role Playing in all scenes; Exercises 1.1., 2.1 (the number before the period indicates the scene in a multi-scene episode); Discussion 1.1, 1.2 (in a multi-scene episode, the Discussion tab appears when you select "Entire episode").
Day 63
Read & analyze: 47; 48; p.121
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 47 & 48 in COLLT. Target score: 809.
Write: Submit Review Paper 3.
Practice reading aloud: 48:3,4
Listen, record, and submit: Les.47
Read «Что я видел»: Вокзал (the rest of the section).
Day 64
Watch & write an English translation: Eralash: Encounter
Read & practice: Role Playing; Exercises 1.2, 1.3; Discussion 1.2, 1.3.
Day 65
Read & analyze: 49; 50; p.122
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 49 & 50 in COLLT. Target score: 835.
Write: 49:5 (write complete sentences)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.48
Read «Что я видел»: Как я потерялся (the first half of the section).
Day 66
Watch and review: Any film that was covered so far.
Prepare a skit: Working with another student, select any scene(s) from the film that you chose to review (above), memorize the dialog, and be prepared to perform it in class. You may make changes in the dialog and the story, if you like, but keep the vocabulary close to the original.
Day 67
Grammar review class: go over all your written homework and review papers, note any issues that you do not fully understand or remember, or are likely to have trouble with at the final exam. Bring these notes and any questions to class.
Day 68
Practice reading aloud: 47:3,4 (don't write); 48:1,2,5; 49:2; 50:1
Listen, record, and submit: Les.49, 50
Memorize: 47:1

This day's assignment marks the end of the first semester in the traditional Russian 1121 course. In other words, you have completed half of the 1131-1132 sequence!
Day 69
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 51, 52
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 51, 52 in COLLT. Target score: 18 (or 853 if not reset to 0 after Day 68)
Write: Les. 51 Ex. 3, Les. 52 Ex. 4
Listen, record, and submit: Les.51
Read «Что я видел»: Как я потерялся (the rest of the section).
Day 70
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 51 Ex. 3, Les. 52 Ex. 1

Listen, record, and submit: Les.52
Memorize: Les. 52 Ex. 3
Day 71
In the rest of the course, the videos should be selected by clicking the "Films" link in the WAL menu. No translations are assigned (they would have been too long to be practical), but if you find it useful, you are encouraged to write summaries of the events in Russian or English, or to translate the more difficult parts.
Watch and understand: Crime and Punishment: Crime 1 (all scenes), Crime 2 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: Crime 1 (all scenes), Crime 2 (all scenes)
Practice: Crime 1: Exercises 2 (2.1, 2.3); Role Playing; Discussion.
Prepare your three questions. (Explained above.)
Day 72
In the rest of the course, the videos should be selected by clicking the "Films" link in the WAL menu. No translations are assigned (they would have been too long to be practical), but if you find it useful, you are encouraged to write summaries of the events in Russian or English, or to translate the more difficult parts. This note will not be repeated.
Watch and understand: Crime and Punishment: Crime 3 (all scenes); Crime 4 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: Crime 3 (all scenes); Crime 4 (all scenes)
Practice: Crime 3: Exercises 1 (1.1, 1.2); Role Playing; Discussion.
Crime 4: Role Playing; Discussion.
Prepare your three questions.
Day 73
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 53
Self-Test Quiz to Lesson 53 in COLLT. Target score: 27 (862)
Read in What I Saw: Как я нашелся
Write: Les. 53 Ex. 5
Listen, record, and submit: Les.53
Day 74
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 54, 55
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 54, 55 in COLLT. Target score: 51 (886)
Read in What I Saw: Вагон.
Write: Les. 54 Ex. 4, Les. 55 Ex. 5
Listen, record, and submit: Les.54
Day 75
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 53 Ex. 1, Les. 54 Ex. 1, Les. 55 Ex. 2
Listen, record, and submit: Les.55
Memorize: Les. 54 Ex. 2
Read in What I Saw: Собачка Инзол.
Day 76
Watch and understand: Tavern: The Tavern 1 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Tavern 1 (all scenes)
Practice: The Tavern 1: Exercise 1 (1.1,); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Day 77
Watch and understand: Tavern: The Tavern 2 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Tavern 2 (all scenes)
Practice: Tavern: The Tavern 2, Exercises 1 (1.1, 1.2); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions. Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Day 78
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 56; Les. 58 (Les. 57 is assigned for the next day)
Self-Test Quiz to Lesson 56, 58 in COLLT. Target score: 74 (909)
Read in What I Saw: Как мы поехали.
Write: Les. 56: 5
Listen, record, and submit: Les.56
Day 79
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 57, GR VII on pp. 135-136
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 57 in COLLT. Target score: 96 (931)
Read in What I Saw: Какая железная дорога.
Write: Les. 58: 5 (yes, Lesson 58 Exercise 5)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.57
Day 80
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 56: 1, 57: 1, 58: 3 (optional)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.58
Memorize: Les. 56 Ex. 2
Read in What I Saw: Как поезд остановили.
Day 81
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 59, Les 60
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 59, 60 in COLLT. Target score: 135 (970)
Write: Les. 60 Ex. 4
Listen, record, and submit: Les.59
Read in What I Saw: Как мы спать легли.
Day 82
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 61, 62
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 61, 62 in COLLT. Target score: 160 (995)
Read in What I Saw: Как мы в вагоне умывались.
Write: Les. 61 Ex. 4
Listen, record, and submit: Les.60
Day 83
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 60 Ex. 2; Les. 61 Ex. 1; Les. 62 Ex. 3.
Listen, record, and submit: Les.61, 62
Memorize: Les. 59 Ex. 1
Read in What I Saw: Как нам кофе принесли (first half).
Day 84
Watch and understand: Tavern: The Tavern 3 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Tavern 3 (all scenes)
Practice: Tavern: The Tavern 3 Exercises 2 (2.1, 2.2); Exercise 3 (3.1); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Day 85
Watch and understand: Tavern: The Tavern 4
Write an English summary of: The Tavern 4
Practice: Tavern: The Tavern 4, Exercises 2 (2.1, 2.2, 2.3); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions. Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Day 86
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 63, 64
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 63, 64 in COLLT. Target score: 188 (1023)
Write: Les 64 Ex. 5 (write the sentences in full)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.63
Read in What I Saw: Как нам кофе принесли (the rest).
Day 87
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 65, 66
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 65, 66 in COLLT. Target score: 210 (1045)
Read in What I Saw: Наш паровоз.
Write: Les. 65 Ex. 3
Listen, record, and submit: Les.64
Day 88
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 63 Ex. 3; Les. 64 Ex. 4; Les. 65 Ex. 1
Listen, record, and submit: Les.65, 66
Memorize: Les. 63 Ex. 2
Read in What I Saw: Мы приехали.
Day 89
Watch and understand: The Tavern: The Tavern 5 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Tavern 5 (all scenes)
Practice: The Tavern: The Tavern 5, Exercises 4, (4.1, 4.2); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Day 90
Watch and understand: The Tavern: The Tavern 6, The Tavern 7, The Tavern 8 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Tavern 6, The Tavern 7, The Tavern 8 (all scenes)
Practice: The Tavern: The Tavern 6, Exercise 2, Exercise 4; Role Playing; Discussion. The Tavern 7, Exercise 6; Role Playing; Discussion. The Tavern 8, Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions. Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Day 91
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 67, 68
Self-Test Quiz to Lesson 67, 68 in COLLT. Target score:233 (1068)
Read in What I Saw: Как я видел машиниста.
Write: Les. 67 Ex. 3 (write the last two speeches of the dialog with all substitutions)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.67
Day 92
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 69, 70
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 69, 70 in COLLT. Target score: 261 (1096)
Read in What I Saw: Москва. Какое такси.
Write: Les. 69. Ex. 2 (omit the first speech--П's--and write the other three speeches, 24 sentences total)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.68
Day 93
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 67 Ex. 1, Les. 68 Ex. 1, Les. 70 Ex. 4
Listen, record, and submit: Les.69, 70
Memorize: Les. 69 Ex. 2
Read in What I Saw: Как в Москве на улицах.
Day 94
Watch and understand: Walking Around Moscow: A Walk 1 (all scenes).
Write an English summary of: A walk 1 (all scenes)
Practice: A Walk 1, Exercises 1 (1, 2, 3); Exercises 5. (1, 2); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Day 95
Watch and understand: Walking Around Moscow: A Walk 2 (all scenes).
Write an English summary of: A walk 2 (all scenes)
Practice: A Walk 2, Exercises 1 (1.1.2, 2); Exercises 2. (2.1, 2.2); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions. Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Day 96
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 71, 72
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 71, 72 in COLLT. Target score: 299 (1134)
Read in What I Saw: Светофор.
Write: Les. 72 Ex. 3 SPEED TEST (write complete sentences)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.71
Day 97
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 73, 74
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 73, 74 in COLLT. Target score: 342 (1177)
Read in What I Saw: Мы ориехали в гостиницу «Москва».
Write: Les. 74 Ex. 4
Listen, record, and submit: Les.72

Оptional: watch these videos to see today's big-city supermarkets in Russia:
Гдљ молћчный отдљл?
Где касса?
Ї к вђм попћзже зайдџ

Day 98
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 71 Ex. 3, 4; Les. 72 Ex. 3; Les. 73 Ex. 1
Listen, record, and submit: Les.73, 74
Memorize: Les. 74 Ex. 3
Read in What I Saw: Как в гостинице.
Day 99
Watch and understand: Walking Around Moscow: A Walk 3 (all scenes); A Walk 4 (all scenes).
Write an English summary of: A walk 3 (all scenes); A Walk 4 (all scenes)
Practice: A Walk 3, A Walk 4: Exercises 2 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Day 100
Watch and understand: Walking Around Moscow: A Walk 5 (all scenes); A Walk 6 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: A walk 5 (all scenes); A Walk 6 (all scenes)
Practice: A Walk 5, Exercises 3 (1); Exercises 4. (1, 2); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions. Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Day 101
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 75, 76
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 75, 76 in COLLT. Target score: 369 (1204)
Read in What I Saw: Башни (first half)
Write: Les. 76 Ex. 3 (10 substitutions only)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.75
Day 102
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 77, 78
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 77, 78 in COLLT. Target score: 398 (1233)
Read in What I Saw: Башни (the rest).
Write: Les. 78 Ex. 2 (write the questions and the last speech of the dialog as the response)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.76
Day 103
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 76 Ex. 1; Les. 77 Ex. 3; Les. 78 Ex. 1
Listen, record, and submit: Les.77, 78
Memorize: Les. 77 Ex. 2
Read in What I Saw: Какой номер.
Day 104
Watch and understand: The Courier: The Courier 1 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Courier 1 (all scenes)
Practice: The Courier 1, Exercises 5 (5.1, 5.2); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Memorize: The Courier 1; Scene 6.
Day 105
Watch and understand: The Courier: The Courier 2 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Courier 2 (all scenes)
Practice: The Courier 2, Exercises 2 (2.1,); The Courier 2, Exercises 8 (8.1, 8.2). Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions. Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Day 106
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 79, 80
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 79, 80 in COLLT. Target score: 416 (1251)
Read in What I Saw: Как я купался и что потом сделал.
Write: Les. 80 Ex. 1 SPEED TEST (write complete sentences)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.79
Day 107
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 81, 82
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 81, 82 in COLLT. Target score: 433 (1268)
Read in What I Saw: Как мы чай пили и про звонок.
Write: Les. 82 Ex. 3 (write complete sentences)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.80
Day 108
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 79 Ex. 1; Les. 80 Ex. 1; Les. 81 Ex. 1; Les. 82 Ex. 1
Listen, record, and submit: Les.81, 82
Memorize: Les. 81 Ex. 2
Read in What I Saw: Красная площадь (first half).
Day 109
Watch and understand: The Courier: The Courier 3 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Courier 3 (all scenes)
Practice: The Courier 3; Exercises 1 (1.1, 1.2); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Day 110
Watch and understand: The Courier: The Courier 4 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Courier 4 (all scenes)
Practice: The Courier 4; Exercises 2 (2.1, 2.2); Exercises 7 (7.1); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions. Be prepared for a vocabulary quiz.
Memorize: The Courier 4; Scene 2
Day 111
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 83, 84
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 83, 84 in COLLT. Target score: 467 (1302)
Read in What I Saw: Красная площадь (the rest).
Write: Les. 84 Ex. 2 SPEED DRILL (write complete sentences)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.83
Day 112
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 85, 86, pp. 203-205
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 85, 86 in COLLT. Target score: 507 (1342)
Read in What I Saw: Как тушили пожар.
Write: Les. 86 Ex. 3
Listen, record, and submit: Les.84
Day 113
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 83 Ex. 1; Les. 84 Ex. 2; Les. 85 Ex. 2; Les. 86 Ex. 1
Listen, record, and submit: Les.85, 86
Memorize: Les. 85 Ex. 3
Read in What I Saw: Как пожар кончился.
Day 114
Watch and understand: The Courier: The Courier 5 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Courier 5 (all scenes)
Practice: The Courier 5; Exercises 1 (1.1, 1.2, 1.3); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Day 115
Watch and understand: The Courier: The Courier 6 (all scenes);The Courier 7 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: Courier 6 (all scenes);The Courier 7 (all scenes)
Practice: The Courier 6; Exercises 4 (4.1); Role Playing; Discussion; The Courier 7; Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions. Be prepared for a vocabulary quiz.
Memorize: The Courier 7; Scene 2
Day 116
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 87, 88
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 87, 88 in COLLT. Target score: 541 (1376)
Read in What I Saw: Метро. Как под землей ездят.
Write: Les. 87 Ex. 2 SPEED TEST (write complete sentences)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.87
Day 117
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 89, 90
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 89, 90 in COLLT. Target score: 562 (1397)
Read in What I Saw: Как я ездил в метро (the first half).
Write: Les. 89 Ex. 4; Les. 90 Ex. 4
Listen, record, and submit: Les.88
Day 118
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 87 Ex. 2; Les. 88 Ex. 1, 2; Les. 90 Ex. 3
Listen, record, and submit: Les.89, 90
Memorize: Les. 87 Ex. 3
Read in What I Saw: Как я ездил в метро (the rest).
Day 119
Watch and understand: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: Moscow 1 (scenes 1-7)
Write an English summary of: Moscow 1 (scenes 1-7)
Practice: Moscow 1 (scenes 1-7); Exercises 2 (2.1, 2.2,); Exercises 5 (5.1); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Day 120
Watch and understand: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: Moscow 1 (scenes 8 - 12)
Write an English summary of: Moscow 1 (scenes 8 - 12)
Practice: (try to memorize) Moscow 1 (scenes 8-12); Exercises 8 (8.1); Exercises 12 (12.1, 12.2); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions. Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Day 121
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 91, 92
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 91, 92 in COLLT. Target score: 595 (1430)
Read in What I Saw: Папа телеграмму прислал.
Write: Les. 91 Ex. 4 (write only the last sentence of the dialog, with all substitutions)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.91
Day 122
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 93, 94, pp. 216, 217
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 93, 94 in COLLT. Target score: 632 (1467)
Read in What I Saw: Как уехали из Москвы.
Write: Les. 93 Ex. 4 (write only the first two sentences of the dialog, with all substitutions)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.92
Day 123
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 93 Ex. 3, Les. 94 Ex. 1, 2
Listen, record, and submit: Les.93, 94
Memorize: Les. 92 Ex. 1
Read in What I Saw: На даче у бабушки. Какая бабушка.
Day 124
Watch and understand: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: Moscow 1 (scenes 1-5)
Write an English summary of: Moscow 1 (scenes 1-5)
Practice: Moscow 2 (scenes 1-5); Exercises 4 (4.1, 4.2,); Exercises 5 (5.1); Role Playing; Discussion; Prepare your three questions
Day 125
Watch and understand: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: Moscow 2 (scenes 6 - 12)
Write an English summary of: Moscow 2 (scenes 6 - 12)
Practice: (try to memorize) Moscow 2 (scenes 6-12); Exercises 6 (6.1); Exercises 8 (8.1, 8.2); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.p Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Day 126
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 95, 96, p. 218
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 95, 96 in COLLT. Target score: 656 (1491)
Read in What I Saw: Про кошек и как я бабушке грибы показывал.
Write: Les. 96 Ex. 2
Listen, record, and submit: Les.95
Day 127
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 97, 98
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 97, 98 in COLLT. Target score: 677 (1512)
Read in What I Saw: Дома у бабушки. В бабушкиной квартире (the first half).
Write: Les. 97 Ex. 4
Listen, record, and submit: Les.96
Day 128
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 95 Ex. 3, Les. 96 Ex. 2; Les. 97 Ex. 1
Listen, record, and submit: Les.97, 98
Memorize: Les. 98 Ex. 1
Read in What I Saw: Дома у бабушки. В бабушкиной квартире (the rest).
Day 129
Watch and understand: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: Moscow 3 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: Moscow 3 (all scenes)
Practice: Moscow 3; Exercises 11 (11.1, 11.2,); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Day 130
Watch and understand: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: Moscow 4 (all scenes); Moscow 5 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: Moscow 4 (all scenes); Moscow 5 (all scenes)
Practice: Moscow 4, scene 3 Ex. 1, see the detailed assignment.
Day 131
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 99, 100
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 99, 100 in COLLT. Target score: 706 (1541)
Read in What I Saw: Как я плитки боялся.
Write: Les. 99 Ex. 4
Listen, record, and submit: Les.99
Day 132
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 101, 102
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 101, 102 in COLLT. Target score: 728 (1563)
Write: Les. 101 Ex. 2
Listen, record, and submit: Les.100
Day 133
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 100 Ex. 3; Les. 101 3; Les. 102 Ex. 1 (including the Word Study sections!)
Listen, record, and submit: Les.101, 102
Memorize: Les. 99 Ex. 1
Day 134
Watch and review: Any film that was covered this semester.
Prepare a skit: Working with another student from your 1122 section, select any scene(s) from the film that you chose to review, memorize the dialog, and be prepared to perform it in class. You may write your own skits or make changes in the dialog and the story, if you like, but keep the vocabulary close to the original.
Day 135
Watch and review: Any film that was covered this semester.
Prepare a skit: Working with another student from your 1122 section, select any scene(s) from the film that you chose to review, memorize the dialog, and be prepared to perform it in class. You may write your own skits or make changes in the dialog and the story, if you like, but keep the vocabulary close to the original.
Day 136
Review and any unfinished business.