1st Edition

Task-Based Instruction for Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language

Edited By Svetlana V. Nuss, Wendy Whitehead Martelle Copyright 2022
    258 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    258 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Task-Based Instruction for Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language presents the most recent developments in the field of task-based language teaching (TBLT) 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 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 will be of interest to teachers of Russian as well as researchers in Russian language acquisition, language pedagogy, and Slavic applied linguistics.

    Chapter 1

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

    Svetlana V. Nuss and Wendy Whitehead Martelle

    Chapter 2

    Morphology acquisition research meets instruction of L2 Russian: A contextualized literature review 

    Svetlana V. Nuss

    Chapter 3

    Cracking the Cyrillic code through tasks: 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


    Svetlana V. Nuss is a Language Acquisition Instructional Consultant and Coach, University of Alaska Fairbanks, U.S.A.

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