Образовательный проект «Have Fun with Russian” (HFWR), или «Русский с улыбкой” – это уникальный и наиболее эффективный способ изучения русского языка без зубрёжки. Мы научим вас говорить, писать и читать по-русски. Мы - разработчики инновационных технологий в изучении языков. Наши инструменты – игры по грамматике и лексике русского языка, русской культуре и истории, аудио, видео, чтение и живое общение. Учитесь с удовольствием и Have Fun with Russian.
Злата Карлова и Школа HFWR. Zlata Karlova, the Author and Director of the HFWR School, talks about the school's on-line resources, materials, courses and lectures.
The “Have Fun with Russian” project (HFWR) is a unique and the most effective way to learn Russian, and do it with smile and pleasure. This project has been specially developed for people with different language levels from absolute beginners to advanced learners. Through the language aspects we try to cover a lot of ground: culture, geography, business, history, music, and what is more important - the way of life in Russia. Here you can find a lot of language games and quizzes, podcasts, idioms as well as dialogues, super audio and flash grammar, video, pictures and much more. We are the developers of innovative teaching techniques, which help you learn Russian in no time.
You may also find us on HFWR’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/have.fun.with.russian; and subscribe to the HFWR’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9BMhLkTdUYb4IrvjthI42g
Learn Russian with us, and you will see it is not as hard as it seemed before! В добрый путь!
What is the methodology?
LISTEN AND UNDERSTAND, READ AND SPEAK, PLAY – JUST ENJOY LEARNING - this is the main concept behind our project for learners of Russian. Being specially developed for Russian learners from beginner to advanced levels, this online course combines fun with easy-to-use technology and offers a flexible units structure. It also provides a wide range of vocabulary articles wherever it is possible to help students reach the level of initial lexis competency when they can read, listen and understand native speakers instantly without translation. To reach this level, students need to form the habit of listening (reading) - understanding, but not listening (reading) – translating – understanding. How can they do that? First of all, it is a matter of memorizing. There are a lot of techniques to memorize words. We do not re-invent the wheel when say that memorizing is the most effective when you see the word, hear it and say at the same time, i.e. you learn the language with your ears rather than your eyes. That is why the primary concern of our course is to focus on listening and understanding while reading; and most of the texts and vocabulary articles are also provided as audio recordings. In other words, the main principles of our methodology are as follows: an image - a word – a sound –- understanding - playing– speaking.
How is the content organized?
The “Have Fun with Russian” site is intended to help you start or improve your learning of the Russian language. Throughout the site you will find a lot of games, quizzes, grammar, vocabulary and audio, that will make learning Russian easy. There are 9 units on the site:
- Для начинающих (For Beginners)
- Грамматика (Grammar)
- Игры (Games)
- Читаем и слушаем (Read and Listen)
- Тесты (Tests)
- Диалоги (Dialogues)
- Как сказать по-русски (How to say it in Russian)
- Идиомы (Idioms)
- Видео (Video)
Some of the units are also divided into special rubrics for detailed learning. You can choose among any of these units depending on your personal interests, goals and objectives as well as the level of Russian you have.
What are the levels?
The “Have Fun with Russian” course is grouped into six levels for convenience: Absolute Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced:
- Absolute beginner - Russian Alphabet (video and tables), Word of the day, How to say it, Small Talks for Beginners, «Russian Case Roulette (2)», Word Games, Grammar Tests
- Elementary - Audio & Pictures Games, Quizzes, Russian Case Roulette (1); Crosswords, Grammar Tests, Video lectures and classes
- Pre-intermediate - “Grammar & Audio”, “Dialogues”, Easy Reading, Russian Case Roulette, Grammar and Audio Tests
- Intermediate - Business in Russia, ”Travel in Russia”, Quizzes, Grammar and Audio Tests, Listening Comprehension Tests, Dialogues
- Upper-Intermediate - “Russian music”, “Idioms”, Russian films and Cartoons
- Advanced - “Russian News”, Idioms, Video lectures and classes
However, all these levels' division is rather optional and serves for better navigation across the course.
If you feel confident enough to move on to another level, please, do so: the devil is not so terrible as he is painted! (idiom)- Не так страшен. чёрт как его малюют!
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