After days of preparation and rehearsals the credit program villagers were ready for their final project of the summer at Lesnoe Ozero - the performance of a play based on Alexander Pushkin’s short story Pikovaya dama (“The Queen of Spades”).
Today we are back on track with the regular schedule. The credit program students have three main goals for this week - to prepare for the final assessment, to complete their portfolios on the basis of the four-week work in the village and finally to perform the play they were running through the last two weeks.
We started our morning today with weather news from our credit program villagers. We had healthy kasha and fruits for breakfast and it gave us enough energy to be involved in all activities and to study well. After breakfast our villagers went to their classes.
First full week has ended and it is time to sum up credit students activities this week. Beginners group learnt how to count and how to order meals from a menu. Advanced beginners were considering such topics as geography, clothes, colors, and New Year celebration. Low Intermediate level group were considering the usage of conjugation and imperatives in Russian language. Intermediate level villagers how to introduce themselves and how...
Today we had beautiful, warm weather and the villagers enjoyed the sunshine outside between classes and at the beach during free time. Having finished their exams, the credit students spent the day rehearsing for tomorrow’s play. The two-week students continued with their classes, and many of them chose to be Heroes of the Russian Language and speak only in Russian during the day. In the cultural hour classes, some groups began preparing presentations for our closing program this Friday.