Preparatory Level (Ages 3 - 6) – children are introduced to the Russian language in a “game format”. We work with kids to help them grow the basic vocabulary and work on speech development. Students are introduced to the works of famous Russian children’s books writers and poets. A lot of time is spent on developing memory, analytical thinking, attention and motor skills. Additionally, each class has specific time allocated to physical activities that compliment all other work done in the class. Upon graduation, each student is expected to be able to read and write short stories.
Beginner Level (Ages 6 - 11) - builds on the results of the Preparatory level and further develops reading and writing skills. More attention is spent on analyzing and re-phrasing reading materials and answering questions about the texts that students read. At this level children begin learning Russian grammar and are expected to understand grammatical structures and write short narratives (70 – 90 words) without mistakes. Students are further introduced to Russian writers and poets as part of the curriculum.
Intermediate Level (Ages 11 - 14) - completes the expected student knowledge base of Russian grammar, ability to read and write complex novels, ability to analyze and re-phrase and re-write these novels, while preserving correct syntax, sentence structure and overall grammar.
Basic Level (Ages 14+) - solidifies the knowledge received at the Intermediate level, gradually increasing the difficulty level with each year. Upon graduation, students are expected to be fully fluent in Russian language, able to communicate verbally and in writing at an advanced level, using a rich vocabulary of words, correct grammar and have a deep literary knowledge.