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English lessons at the Russian Community Center in Redmond

Last Wednesday I began teaching English at the Russian Community Center in Redmond, Washington.  The class is free and meets each week at 7:00pm on Wednesday.  Please join us!

I emphasized to the students that they would need to devote significant time outside of our class in order to make progress with the language.  They would need to find a native English-speaking friend to help them.  Many felt that this would be difficult.  As an alternative that does not require another human, I suggested that they make use of public domain books and audio books in order to get practice with reading.  By listening to an audio recording of a story while following along, a student can correct mistakes in pronunciation, learn new vocabulary, and improve their reading skills.

Story text

Story audio recording

The Fox and the Grapes

The Fox and the Grapes

The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs

The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs

The Cat and the Mice

The Cat and the Mice

The Mischievous Dog

The Mischievous Dog

The Charcoal-burner and the Fuller

The Charcoal-burner and the Fuller

The Mice in Council

The Mice in Council

The Bat and the Weasels

The Bat and the Weasels

The Dog and the Sow

The Dog and the Sow

The Fox and the Crow

The Fox and the Crow

The Horse and the Groom

The Horse and the Groom

As some people have expressed an interest, I’m also going to offer individual instruction in English (for Russians), either in-person or via Skype.  If you are interested, contact me, and we can negotiate the details.

Good luck!