Junior Cycle

  • Junior Cycle Specification in Russian Language and Culture: Specification

    This 100 hour course is based on the Generic Short Course in Modern Languages which was in turn developed using the Framework for Junior Cycle (DES,  2015) and the Junior Cycle Short Courses Draft Handbook ‘Developing Short Courses in Junior Cycle’.

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  • Why Study Russian?

    Have you ever thought about why you might study Russian? Watch some of the interviews that we did with our students that take our Saturday morning Russian classes and hear what they had to say!

     

     

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  • Russian Alphabet

    Russian Alphabet presentation with the sounds on the Russian alphabet. Can be used as teaching material in class and self-study practice for students.

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  • Russian: Expressing Like/Dislike, Family, Numbers/Age

    3 worksheets: Reading practice on expressing likes/dislikes, family and telling age.

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  • Russian Cuisine

    Access this resource on Russian Cuisine that can be used at all ages and stages.

     

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  • ‘Learn the Russian Language’ from Live Fluent (Website)

    Brought to you by two Russian learners, this blog forms part of the Live Fluent website (featured here).  This website promises to breakdown the mystery of the Russian into more manageable parts to help you start improving your level of Russian.

    Click here to access the website.

     

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  • Practical Exercises in Games in Russian

    Series of games to work on Russian letters, names of animals, clothes, items in the classroom and descriptions.

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  • Russian Alphabet

    Sound files to accompany basic lessons, alphabet and phonics.

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  • Master Russian

    Free grammar lessons, useful vocabulary words and phrases, helpful tips on learning the Russian language, and hand-picked links to the best websites about the Russian language.

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    20 Ways to Reflect in the Languages Classroom

    Do you want to find out how to get your students to reflect more? The new Junior Cycle curriculum requires students to reflect more on their language learning processes. This document produced by the PPLI gives you 20 quick ways in which you can get reflection into your classroom. Accompanied by photocopiable sheets, these will help you and your students to become increasingly familiar with the language of reflection.

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    Seminar: Modern Innovative Methodologies of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language (2019)

    A number of different resources drawn from a conference in 2019 on the Teaching of Russian.

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    Russian Greetings and Basic Phrases

    Russian greetings and basic phrases.

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    Clock Face Starter Activity

    Get them speaking!

    A fantastically simple yet effective way to get students speaking in the classroom to practise particular topics following the traditional idea of speed dating but in a new and exciting way.

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    Writing a description of a painting

    Dorota Połatyńska provides us with a very specific way in which we can use paintings and descriptions of them to help them to use adjectives, prepositions and nouns. This activity begins with a reception activity and develops into a production activity where students are writing their own descriptions of paintings.

    It involves students (and teacher!) drawing descriptions of the paintings and comparison of the two to help reinforce their understanding of the target texts.

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    Using Newspapers in the Languages Classroom

    Local, regional and national newspapers give students another insight into the culture of the target country. The following resource has been developed for teachers to show how you could use reading material from the target language culture in the classroom.

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