This course is intended to enable overseas teachers of Russian to improve their professional competence, to promote contact with the culture and the language they teach, to establish professional contact and to encourage the use of modern methods in teaching Russian.
The course includes attending Russian lessons taught by LENDA's teachers and supervised teaching practice in a group of students.
In the application form, you will be asked to complete a pre-course questionnaire describing your teaching background, experience and teaching context; the topics which are of particular interest to you, and your expectations from this course. You will also be invited to bring a selection of your own materials so that the course can, where possible, be directly related to the needs of your work.
The range of topics depends on the interests and professional needs of participants of the internship. They can include some or all of the following:
- Methods for teaching language and skills
- Teaching pronunciation, stress, rhythm and intonation
- Ways of teaching grammar, accuracy; dealing with errors
- Developing the 4 skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
- Recent developments such as task-based learning, the lexical approach etc.
- Teaching vocabulary and idioms
- Teaching young learners and teenagers
- Designing lessons and materials to fit specific teaching contexts
- Newspaper and other text study
- Using course books creatively
- Using video and computers
- Songs, chants, drawing, puzzles, drama, movement, pictures, games,
problem-solving, role-play and simulation
- Exploration of learning styles and strategies
- Motivation and discipline
- Dealing with large and mixed ability classes
- Preparing students for TORFL tests.