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 audio recording
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.