Russian 1103: Syllabus
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Week 1: Sunday 08/30/20 - Saturday 09/05/20 [show/hide]
Thursday
Read Course Description (link at the top of this syllabus).
Week 2: Sunday 09/06/20 - Saturday 09/12/20 [show/hide]
Tuesday
Read, analyze, do substitutions and memorize in Chapter 1.
Dialogs: 1, 2, 3, 5.

Optional: Practice singing or pronouncing the lyrics of song “Kalinka” using the karaoke video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMSrQ-xAPAE. You can also watch this video clip.

Thursday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Chapter 1.
Dialogs: 6, 7, 11.
Week 3: Sunday 09/13/20 - Saturday 09/19/20 [show/hide]
Tuesday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Chapter 2.
Dialogs:1, 2, 3.
Thursday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Chapter 2.
Dialogs: 4, 6, 7.
Week 4: Sunday 09/20/20 - Saturday 09/26/20 [show/hide]
Tuesday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Chapter 3.
Dialogs: 1, 2, 3.
Thursday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Chapter 4.
Dialogs: 1, 2, 3.
Week 5: Sunday 09/27/20 - Saturday 10/03/20 [show/hide]
Tuesday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Chapter 4.
Dialogs: 7, 8, 9.

Write and bring to class your own 2-line dialog. Do your best to use the grammar and vocabulary that you have learned this week.
Thursday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Chapter 5.
Dialogs: 5, 6, 8.

Write and bring to class your own 2-line dialog. Do your best to use the grammar and vocabulary that you have learned this week.

Week 6: Sunday 10/04/20 - Saturday 10/10/20 [show/hide]
Tuesday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Chapter 6.
Dialogs: 2, 6, 8.

Write and bring to class your own 2-line dialog. Do your best to use the grammar and vocabulary that you have learned this week.

Thursday
For this class, write and prepare to present in class three two-line dialogs: one with regard of food, eating or drinking (есть, пить, каша, вино, etc); another with regard of place/country (театр, пиццерия, Италия, etc); and another yet that has to do with a school related activity (читать, писать, делать домашнее задание, упраэнение, падеж, etc).
Week 7: Sunday 10/11/20 - Saturday 10/17/20 [show/hide]
Tuesday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Chapter 7.
Dialogs: 3, 6, 7.

Write and bring to class your own 2-line dialog. Do your best to use the grammar and vocabulary that you have learned this week.

Thursday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Chapter 8. Dialogs: 3, 4, 8.

Write and bring to class your own 2-line dialog. Do your best to use the grammar and vocabulary that you have learned this week.

Week 8: Sunday 10/18/20 - Saturday 10/24/20 [show/hide]
Tuesday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Chapter 8. Dialogs: 5, 7, 12.

Write and bring to class your own 2-line dialog. Do your best to use the grammar and vocabulary that you have learned this week.

Thursday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Chapter 9.
Dialogs: 5, 6, 12.

Write and bring to class your own 2-line dialog. Do your best to use the grammar and vocabulary that you have learned this week.

Week 9: Sunday 10/25/20 - Saturday 10/31/20 [show/hide]
Tuesday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Chapter 10 Dialogs: 3, 5, 10.

Write and bring to class your own 2-line dialog. Do your best to use the grammar and vocabulary that you have learned this week.

Thursday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Chapter 11.
Dialogs: 1, 4, 10.

Write and bring to class your own 2-line dialog. Do your best to use the grammar and vocabulary that you have learned this week.

Week 10: Sunday 11/01/20 - Saturday 11/07/20 [show/hide]
Tuesday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Главђ 12.
Диалћги: 2, 3, 5.

Write and bring to class your own 2-line dialog. Do your best to use the grammar and vocabulary that you have learned this week.

Thursday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Главђ 13.
Диалћги: 3, 5, 8.

Write and bring to class your own 2-line dialog. Do your best to use the grammar and vocabulary that you have learned this week.

Week 11: Sunday 11/08/20 - Saturday 11/14/20 [show/hide]
Tuesday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Главђ 14.
Диалћги: 3, 11, 12.

Write and bring to class your own 2-line dialog. Do your best to use the grammar and vocabulary that you have learned this week.

Thursday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Главђ 15.
Диалћги: 3, 4, 11.

Write and bring to class your own 2-line dialog. Do your best to use the grammar and vocabulary that you have learned this week.

Week 12: Sunday 11/15/20 - Saturday 11/21/20 [show/hide]
Tuesday
NO CLASS

Write and bring to class your own 2-line dialog. Do your best to use the grammar and vocabulary that you have learned this week.

Thursday
NO CLASS Write and bring to class your own 2-line dialog. Do your best to use the grammar and vocabulary that you have learned this week.->
Week 13: Sunday 11/22/20 - Saturday 11/28/20 [show/hide]
Сегћдня пїтница, двђдцать седьмће ноябрї.
Tuesday
NO CLASS
Thursday
Thanksgiving - Дљнь Благодарљния
Week 14: Sunday 11/29/20 - Saturday 12/05/20 [show/hide]
Tuesday

Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Главђ 16. Диалћги: 1, 7, 9.

Write and bring to class your own 2-line dialog. Do your best to use the grammar and vocabulary that you have learned this week.

Thursday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Главђ 17.
Диалћги: 1, 2, 4.

Write and bring to class your own 2-line dialog. Do your best to use the grammar and vocabulary that you have learned this week.

Week 15: Sunday 12/06/20 - Saturday 12/12/20 [show/hide]
Tuesday
Read, analyze, do substitutions, and memorize in Главђ 17.
Диалћги: 6, 8, 9.

Write and bring to class your own 2-line dialog. Do your best to use the grammar and vocabulary that you have learned this week.

Thursday
Read, analyze, and do substitutions in Главђ 18
Диалћги: 1, 2, 4.

Write and bring to class your own 2-line dialog. Do your best to use the grammar and vocabulary that you have learned this week.

Week 16: Sunday 12/13/20 - Saturday 12/19/20 [show/hide]
Tuesday
With your classmates, in pairs or in small groups, write, memorize, and prepare to act out a skit, at least four lines per actor. Use the vocabulary that you have learned in your Russian courses, pay attention to your pronunciation, and show your best grammar. Send your skit to the teacher prior to memorizing it so that the grammatical accuracy of it were insured.
Week 17: Sunday 12/20/20 - Saturday 12/26/20 [show/hide]
 
 
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