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Book Description

Task-Based Instruction for Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language presents the most recent developments in the field of task-based language teaching and highlights impactful research-based instructional practices of applying TBLT for the teaching of Russian.

This comprehensive volume extends the current understanding of the nature and role of tasks in course development, authenticity in task design, the role of the instructor in TBLT, teaching culture through TBLT, the intersection of complex morphology and explicit grammar instruction with task-based approaches, collaborative interaction within TBLT, and technology-mediated tasks. This time-saving resource focuses on the unique set of factors and challenges that arise when applying TBLT in the instruction of Russian and other morphologically rich languages.

This edited volume is of interest to teachers of Russian as well as researchers in Russian language acquisition, language pedagogy, and Slavic applied linguistics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Task-Based Instruction for Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language: Perspectives and Practice

Svetlana V. Nuss and Wendy Whitehead Martelle

Chapter 2

A Contextualized literature review on L2 morphology processing and its role in the instruction of L2 Russian

Svetlana V. Nuss

Chapter 3

Cracking the Cyrillic code through task: Implications for instruction and foreign language teacher education

Nina Kositsky

Chapter 4

Learner corpus as a medium for tasks

Aleksey Novikov and Valentina Vinokurova

Chapter 5

Task-based vlogs in an Elementary Russian classroom

Katie Esser

Chapter 6

Russian and Russia through tasks for beginners: Applying task-based language teaching at a low proficiency level

Vita V. Kogan and Maria Bondarenko

Chapter 7

Teaching Russian in Brazil: Learner-centered task design and TORFL connection

Anna Smirnova Henriques, Nadezhda Dubinina, Yulia Mikheeva, and Volha Yermalayeva Franco

Chapter 8

Task-Based learning in the "Grand Simulation" context: Six principles for success from isolated immersion programs

Sara Nimis, Natalia V. Krylova, and Iuliia Fedoseeva

Chapter 9

Использование целевого задания в краткосрочных курсах РКИ для иностранных студентов-нефилологов

Ekaterina Burvikova and Yevgeniya Stremova

Chapter 10

Task-based peer interaction in Russian as a second/foreign language classes

Dmitrii Pastushenkov

Chapter 11

Kommunalka: Virtual space as a platform for task-based learning

Evelina Mendelevich

Chapter 12

Developing global competence in an advanced Russian course

Snezhana Zheltoukhova

Chapter 13

TBLT in Russian classrooms: Reflections on practice and future directions

Wendy Whitehead Martelle and Svetlana V. Nuss

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Biography

Svetlana V. Nuss is an independent scholar, language acquisition instructional coach, and consultant, USA.

Wendy Whitehead Martelle is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics, ESL, and Russian at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA.