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Russian 3/4 Language and Culture (Honors)

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Subject Categories:
Global Language, Honors

This course continues to strengthen the foundation that students began building in Russian 1 and 2. Prior to enrolling, students should have a good introductory knowledge of the six cases of Russian, and be able to conjugate verbs in the present, past and future. In this course students will strengthen their existing knowledge of Russian grammar and develop it further through focused exercises. They will develop their interpretation and communication skills through reading short stories and other texts and through listening activities. They should expect to participate actively in class each week and to complete weekly homework and reading activities outside of class.

Grade Levels*:
10, 11, 12
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.
• Successful completion (75% or higher) of TPS Russian 2 Language and Culture (Honors)
━ OR ━
• Successful completion of Readiness Test
Notes and Conditions

Alternating Content: This course is designed to be taken as Russian 3 in one year with the option to take it as Russian 4 in the next consecutive year because the textbook is completed over two years with different content each alternating year. TPS will transcript two consecutive years as Russian 3 in the first year and Russian 4 in the second year.

“As a student who has taken both Russian 1 and Russian 2, I can confidently say Russian 3 provides the same exceptional quality as the two previous courses. The instructor continues to provide excellent teaching and remains truly devoted to her students. Learning the Russian language is not a simple task, yet she provides lots of easy, fun, and engaging ways to learn Russian. Additionally, she cultivates a positive and encouraging environment, which has allowed me speak Russian confidently. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning Russian, and I would highly recommend taking any of her courses.”

Brianna J

“The teacher is amazing, and I cannot imagine learning Russian without her. I was able to go from knowing nothing about the language to being able to have conversations with native speakers. There was never any time where I felt like I was stuck because the teacher always provided plenty of resources and offered help whenever I needed it.”

Luke S

“If you have a basic understanding of the Russian language, enough to form short sentences, carry out basic conversations, and point things out in a room, then I would recommend the Russian III course to strengthen your knowledge of the language. You’ll be able to better use adjectives, learn new grammar, familiarize yourself with the culture’s idioms, and learn how to add several new subordinate clauses and prepositional phrases to your sentences. Not to mention all the everyday verbs you’ll learn to use. It’s definitely a step up, but a good challenge nonetheless.”

Peter V

“Before I started taking this course, I felt that my Russian was too rusty, and I would fail the course. Turns out, that was wrong! My Russian fluency blossomed throughout the course, and I was able to talk about various topics with ease. This course is highly engaging, and will take your Russian language skills to new heights. I encourage you to take it.”

Andrew B

“The teacher is wonderful. She cares about her students and the language. After three years with her, I can confidently move forward as I pursue Russian in college. She has made me the student and speaker that I am today.”

Raelyn M
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