Task-Based Instruction for Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language presents the most recent developments in the field of task-based language teaching (TBLT) and highlights impactful research-based instructional practices of applying TBLT for the teaching of Russian.

This comprehensive volume extends the current understanding of the nature and role of tasks in course development, authenticity in task design, the role of the instructor in TBLT, teaching culture through TBLT, the intersection of complex morphology and explicit grammar instruction with task-based approaches, collaborative interaction within TBLT, and technology-mediated tasks. This resource focuses on the unique set of factors and challenges that arise when applying TBLT in the instruction of Russian and other morphologically rich languages.

This edited volume will be of interest to teachers of Russian as well as researchers in Russian language acquisition, language pedagogy, and Slavic applied linguistics.

chapter Chapter 1|14 pages

Task-based instruction for teaching Russian as a foreign language

Perspectives and practice
BySvetlana V. Nuss, Wendy Whitehead Martelle

chapter Chapter 2|21 pages

Morphology acquisition research meets instruction of L2 Russian

A contextualized literature review
BySvetlana V. Nuss

chapter Chapter 3|11 pages

Cracking the Cyrillic code through tasks

Implications for instruction and foreign language teacher education
ByNina Kositsky

chapter Chapter 4|18 pages

Learner corpus as a medium for tasks

ByAleksey Novikov, Valentina Vinokurova

chapter Chapter 5|12 pages

Task-based vlogs in an elementary Russian classroom

ByKatie Esser

chapter Chapter 6|21 pages

Russian and Russia through tasks for beginners

Applying task-based language teaching at a low proficiency level
ByVita V. Kogan, Maria Bondarenko

chapter Chapter 7|23 pages

Teaching Russian in Brazil

Learner-centered task design and TORFL connection
ByAnna Smirnova Henriques, Nadezhda Dubinina, Yulia Mikheeva, Volha Yermalayeva Franco

chapter Chapter 8|14 pages

Task-based learning in the “grand simulation” context

Six principles for success from isolated immersion programs
BySara Nimis, Natalia V. Krylova, Iuliia Fedoseeva

chapter Chapter 10|19 pages

Task-based peer interaction in Russian as a second/foreign language classes

ByDmitrii Pastushenkov

chapter Chapter 11|19 pages


Virtual space as a platform for task-based learning
ByEvelina Mendelevich

chapter Chapter 12|16 pages

Developing global competence in an advanced Russian course

BySnezhana Zheltoukhova

chapter Chapter 13|12 pages

TBLT in Russian classrooms

Reflections on practice and future directions
ByWendy Whitehead Martelle, Svetlana V. Nuss