It is so important for Russian children in America to improve speech, develop oral communication skills, increase active vocabulary and, using this foundation, to improve writing and reading skills. During these Russian Language Classes children develop creativity and interest in the Russian Language as our talented instructor Olga Novokhatko created a unique methodology based on the combination of various Russian Language books and materials adapted for bilingual kids, appropriate for their ages and skills.
Usually, if children do not speak and read Russian before they start the American school, it is very difficult to develop this interest later. The earlier your children start studying Russian, the less difficult you will find it in the future. Studies show that bilingual children are smarter: since they engage more areas of the brain in thinking and processing information, their minds stay sharper, it is easier for them to learn and speak more languages and develop other cognitive skills. In addition, bilingualism offers invaluable exposure to different cultures and builds bridges between them, and can expand career opportunities for your kids.
These Russian Language Classes are organized by age and level for children from 3 till 12 years old. They are unique, interactive, special and very interesting, engaging every child in all activities.
Children develop their oral skills by using all types of speech activity according to their age through audition, listening of stories and fairy tales. We study Russian writers poets in the elder groups, while with younger children we use elements of fairy tales and develop oral speech using pictures.
Children learn to read using combination of different books and materials, which are more interesting and specifically adapted for Russian bilingual children.
During Russian Language Classes children learn to write, but cursive is not a must – it’s your choice.
In our classes, we put most emphasis on oral grammar rather than on written grammar and perfect spelling.
Read with your children – so they can grow smart!
Websites where you can buy different Russian Language books: