Friday, October 31, 2008

Declining Names

Here is a presentation with exercises focusing on foreign names in Russian press and how (if) they decline.

Declining to Decline

Thursday, October 30, 2008

New Year's Day with verbs

Here are a couple of presentations on predicting verb tense and aspect. They're really the same lesson, but one has the lesson plan included and the other doesn't. The text - including an audio clip and video - is Putin's 2008 New Year's Day speech.

S Novym Godom
Lesson plan for S Novym Godom

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Here are some Quizlet sets for Russian roots (as used in 102). These are flashcard-based exercises for study and matching quizes.

Set OneSet TwoSet Three
Set FourSet FiveSet SixSet Seven

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

People, Places, and Parties

Here's a Jeopardy! type game on some Russian politicians, parties, and places. Try it out!

Go play the game

Monday, October 27, 2008

Кто ты translation quiz

This quiz is ten multiple choice questions based on translating Aleksandr Arkhangelsky's column И я скажу кто ты, which (in brief) is an examination of the lack of any responsible activist groups which support the government and which can oppose the right- and left-wing radicals - and why this is the case.

The quiz focuses on information structure.

Click here to go to quiz