Activity Type: Reading

Word formation basics

This is lesson 4 in a lesson series that focuses on challenges in understanding and learning Russian vocabulary. This lesson focuses on: identifying a Russian word’s part of speech, recognizing that consonants and vowels can change within the same morpheme, recognizing the meanings of prefixes, recognizing the meanings of suffixes, recognizing the meanings of common roots, predicting meanings of words based on word parts.

Project Tags: lesson series. Level: Intermediate. Activity Type: Grammar, Reading, and Vocabulary. Format: Interactive Slideshow. Grammar: Case. Vocabulary: Vocabulary and Word Formation. Orthography: Orthography and Spelling.

Recognizing cognates – interactive slideshow

This is lesson 2 in a lesson series that focuses on challenges in understanding and learning Russian vocabulary. This lesson focuses on: recognizing where cognates are likely to occur, recognizing letters and letter combinations used predominantly in foreign words, recognizing violations of spelling and pronunciation rules in foreign words, recognizing ways of transliterating English to Russian, recognizing Russian equivalents of English suffixes, recognizing the productive verb suffix -oвать with foreign roots, recognizing “false friends”.

Project Tags: lesson series. Level: Intermediate. Activity Type: Reading and Vocabulary. Format: Interactive Slideshow and Lesson. Vocabulary: Vocabulary and Word Formation.

Overcoming barriers

This is lesson 1 in a lesson series that focuses on challenges in understanding and learning Russian vocabulary. This lesson focuses on: identifying the elements of knowing a word, recognizing the impossibility of one-to-one translation, and recognizing differences between English and Russian in tendencies of expression.

Project Tags: lesson series. Level: Intermediate. Activity Type: Reading and Vocabulary. Format: Interactive Slideshow and Lesson. Vocabulary: Vocabulary.