ABSTRACT

Student-Centered Approaches to Russian Language Teaching looks at how the field of Russian language pedagogy has evolved in recent years due to advances in technology along with shifts in attitudes to language pedagogy, and how the pandemic has compounded and accelerated these changes.

This edited collection brings together different perspectives from the field of Russian language pedagogy. With pedagogical conversations now centered around students and their needs, as well as the evolving role of the teacher in the 21st century, this volume highlights the diverse ways in which instructional practices have evolved, making curriculum and assessment more student-centered and Russian language learning more engaging.

The collection will be of interest to current and future instructors of Russian as a foreign or additional language who wish to diversify their instruction, as well as students of Russian language pedagogy and second language learning and teaching.

part |33 pages

Contextualizing student-centered teaching of RFL

chapter Chapter 1|15 pages

Student-centered teaching of Russian

From principles to practice
ByCynthia L. Martin, Svetlana V. Nuss

part |44 pages

Know your students

chapter Chapter 3|20 pages

Self-efficacy-based instructional method in teaching beginner Russian

Toward better strategic self-regulated learning
ByTatiana Maslova

chapter Chapter 4|13 pages

Correct me if I'm wrong

Student attitudes toward learning Russian grammar
ByAlexander Lorenz

chapter Chapter 5|9 pages

Rough and beautiful

Russian in contemporary Czechia from the perspectives of corpus research and pupils' attitudes
ByMichal Místecký, Denisa Místecká

part |54 pages

Moving toward student-centered curriculum design and assessment

chapter Chapter 6|22 pages

Making more time for proficiency

A “flipped” model for adding authenticity
ByCori Anderson

chapter Chapter 7|18 pages

My Russian Journey

Rethinking teaching Russian to beginners
BySvetlana Sokolova, Daria Kosheleva, Elena Bjørgve, Tore Nesset, Elmira Zhamaletdinova, Laura A. Janda

chapter Chapter 8|12 pages

Bringing task-based instruction online

Challenges of remote language assessment
ByBrian James Baer, Tanya McIntyre

part |70 pages

Embracing change and innovation

chapter Chapter 9|21 pages

Lessons of the pandemic

A critical look at digital tools for online and face-to-face instruction of Russian as a foreign language
ByMaria Khotimsky, Anna Leontyeva

chapter Chapter 10|11 pages

Preparation for study abroad

The action-oriented approach for RFL students
BySnezhana Zheltoukhova

chapter Chapter 11|25 pages

Transposing Venice to Russia

Task-based “recipes” for developing figurative thinking
ByLudmilla A’Beckett