Russian Language - K-4th grade
Our Russian classes develop the children’s interest in Russian language and culture, and build confidence in their abilities to speak, read, and write in Russian, regardless of their starting point. Students are placed in groups based on a number of factors, including age, level of Russian fluency, level of maturity, group dynamics and availability of space.
The Golden Key Russian School Russian program design leverages practices from both American and Russian educational systems and is geared toward bilingual children. Reading material is carefully chosen to be age-appropriate, interesting and sufficiently challenging without being overwhelming. All Russian language classes heavily rely on interactive game-based activities to keep student interest and involvement in the learning process. All groups, regardless of age, also provide an introduction to Russian literature and culture through fairy tales, idiomatic phrases, tongue twisters and poem memorization.
We assess all students' language abilities periodically to ensure appropriate group placement.
To participate in these groups, the children should be in grades K-4, are required to understand Russian and speak at least at a basic level. Reading requirements vary by age, from ability to read and understand at least several sentences for grade 1 to ability to read and understand short stories from modern and classic Russian literature in grades 3-4. Group placement contingent on GKRS staff language assessment.