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Russian School of Dallas was founded in 2007 as a Center for Russian Language and Culture Education.

NEWS

10% Tuition Discount for 2017-2018 School Year Pay before July,1 2017
2017 Summer Classes
 
May 27 - Open house

Education

SCHOOL PROGRAM CURRICULUM

Reading and writing
Russian Language
Russian as a Foreign Language
Russian as a Second Language
Russian Literature

History of Russia

Preparation for Prototype AP Russian Language Exam

Class of Early Development “Neposeda” (russian with mother)

Class of Early Development “Почемучка”

Basic Math for pre-school

THE PROTOTYPE AP® RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE EXAM

The Prototype AP® Russian Language and Culture Exam, administered annually in May, is intended for secondary school students who have completed a minimum of two to three years (or the equivalent) of academic work in Russian language and culture, which is comparable to an advanced-level college Russian course. The Prototype AP® Russian Examination is designed to provide a set of measurements of functional proficiency in Russian of incoming freshmen for use as a predictive assessment and placement tool by American colleges and universities.

 

THE RUSSIAN EXAM CONSTRUCT

The Prototype AP Russian examination consists of four subtests, all of which are aimed at the direct assessment of functional proficiency within interpersonal, interpretive, presentational modes of communication, based on authentic speech samples. 

The four sections of the exam are:
 

  • Reading Comprehension (60 minutes)
  • Listening Comprehension (45 minutes)
  • Integrated Written Communication (IWC) (70 minutes)
  • Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) (15-25 minutes)

Each of the exam sections contribute equally to the overall final Prototype AP grade. The Prototype AP Russian Examination targets language skills at levels of difficulty that are appropriate for American second language learners of Russian, beginning with Novice High through Intermediate High levels.

Reading Comprehension
The reading comprehension section consists of short, authentic texts followed by one to three multiple-choice questions in English. Text types are varied and include a formatted layout, such as announcements, schedules, and brochures, as well as paragraph length. The topics range from personal information, basic needs, social conventions, and routine tasks, to formal announcements, pamphlets, etc., and to more advanced topics with lengthier prose text. Topics are those that will be of interest to high school students taking the exam and address both the interpersonal and interpretive modes of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning and are in keeping with the Fairness and Equity guidelines as put forth by Educational Testing Services.

Listening Comprehension
Also a multiple-choice section, the listening comprehension closely parallels that of the reading comprehension section. Authentic spoken stimulus passages may include oral texts, conversations, announcements, radio clips or reports. In listening comprehension, the test-taker functions in several different roles, depending on the audio stimulus. For example, the test-taker may function as an over-hearer of a conversation or monologue, or may function as the addressee, if the audio is addressed to the test taker. Again, topics range from personal information, basic needs, social conventions, and routine tasks to formal announcements and reports over the media, to more advanced topics with extended discourse, such as interviews, short lectures, and news items. Similar to reading, topics will be of interest to the high school test-taker, and topics address the interpersonal and interpretive modes of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning, while keeping with the Fairness and Equity guidelines as put forth by Educational Testing Service.

Integrated Written Communication (IWC)
The Integrated Written Communication (IWC) section of the exam is meant to assess the students’ overall language abilities across three skills. The goal is not the accumulation of facts in isolation, but rather the integration of knowledge and abilities in order to put their proficiency to use in a wider context. The writing section of the exam consists of Integrated Tasks.

Integrated Tasks
The integrated tasks portion of the exam is "intermodal" and it requires students to function in more than one skill in order to work through a real-life situation. The test-takers are given two scenarios, each having two prompts (listening audio and reading passage), with each prompt requiring an extended written response. For example, a scenario might begin with an e-mail text (reading), requiring a written response, followed by a voice mail message (listening), requiring another written response, with the combination creating a contextualized situation. The information that test-takers use to compose their response(s) is provided in the listening and reading texts, and students have a choice of keyboard layout (phonetic or standard) for their Russian fonts. Students are instructed in English as to what the written task entails. Both the interpersonal and presentational modes of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning are addressed in this section of the test.

Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
Finally, the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) of the exam follows the general procedures as established by the American Council of Foreign Language Teachers (ACTFL) for oral proficiency interviews. A trained tester conducts the oral proficiency interview over the telephone, and the interview typically lasts fifteen minutes for non-heritage speakers and twenty minutes for heritage speakers. The oral assessment remains authentic and unique to each student, allowing the student to demonstrate his or her highest sustainable proficiency level in speaking.

THEATER

 

Russian Children Theater invites your kids to get into the stage.
It offers musical theater program for kids 4-9
and drama theater program for 10-17
 
The curriculum includes:
  • Developing basic acting skills
  • Diction
  • Body control
  • Improvisation
  • Singing
  • Dancing
 
Theater  participates in Multilingual Children Theater Festival and International festival “Planet of talents” performs for friends and families.
Russian Children Theater has been awarded for the best performance at the International festival “Planet of talents”, International festival of Russian Children theaters in Washington, it has numerous awards from Multilingual Children Theater Festivals and theater festival in Houston.

ADULT EDUCATION

 

Russian School of Dallas specializes in adult language education via corporate programs, private lessons, and small group classes. Emphasis is placed on conversation and comprehension skills.
We offer
·      Group classes: Our regular group classes for adults typically meet once per week in sessions running for up to 12 weeks.
·      Private Language classes - Private classes consist of a series of 10 customized one-on-one sessions that may be scheduled at the student's convenience, mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends.
·      Semi-private classes - For more efficiency, the two students must have the same level of language capability and the same learning style.
·      Classes for transferee's and their families (relocation) – intensive 37 hours classes

Admissions

ADMISSIONS

The Academic year starts in September, but new students can be accepted during the year if there are openings in classes. The fee will be recalculated.

Before enrolling students will be evaluated.

Early enrollment is in June 1 –June 30 and is 10% of the sum.

RSD offers private and semiprivate classes.

RSD teachers Russian as a Native Language, Russian as a Foreign Language, Russian as a Second Language, Math (pre-K), Geography, History, Advanced Program (Russian AP), Art, Speech Therapy (in Russian and English), Theater.

Pre-K3 children must be fully potty-trained in order to begin school in August.

TUITION FEE

# Class 1 payment 3 payments 9 payments Per class
1 3 hour classes $1995 $700 $245  
2 Theater $420 $150 $58  
3 Math $515 $170 $60  
4 Neposeda $775 $287 $105 $30
5 Choir $515 $170 $60 $25

3 hour classes – main course: Russian Language, Literature, History, Geography, AP preparation
Theater – Optional, Theater 1 – age group – 5-10, Theater 2 – age group 11- 16, Theater 2 prepares performance for participation in the Multilingual Children Theater Festival
Neposeda – Russian with parents, early development class: 9:30 – 11:15
Math – Optional
Choir – optional, class for 4-8 years old

A non-refundable $50 application fee

Annual supply fee – $60
Monthly Payments are due the first Saturday of the month
10% distance and sibling discount
10% early enrollment discount

Translation Services

Russian School of Dallas offers translation,  interpreting and notary services:

 
·       Court Interpreting
·       Business interpreting (conferences, meetings, exhibitions, sport)
·       Medical interpreting

·       Certified translation of personal documents such as (birth, death, divorce, marriage certificates, etc.)

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