Lyceum Day

This unit is designed for students of Russian who have achieved novice-high to intermediate level of proficiency. It can be used in the classroom or adapted for individual study. Students studying without a teacher can check the answers to exercises in the answer section at the end of the unit. The unit includes pre-reading exercises focused on acquiring and practicing vocabulary essential for the comprehension of the text; the text, based on an article from a current issue, is adapted for students’ proficiency level with glossed vocabulary. Following the text are comprehension and discussion questions, grammar exercises, role play activities, and essay and presentation topics. In addition to the main reading, the unit includes a fragment from a poem by A. Pushkin, with exercises.

The unit is a co-production of Russian Life magazine and, and is sponsored by Russkiy Mir Foundation.

Editors: Evgenia Dvinova, Herzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia; Marina Rojavin, Swarthmore College