Everyday Russian – My Story Of Language Courses (Slow and Clear)
February 25, 2020
Hello friends! Max is with you, and today I would like to tell you one story. The story of how I am for the first time in my life attended foreign language courses. This story will help you. to tell about your experience. You can talk about how you learn a foreign language. For example, Russian. And of course, subtitles are available for this video and pdf file. First, a little background. I lived in China for about two years. I lived there, but I did not learn the language there. Because I was involved in this project and other matters. But I really fell in love Chinese. And when I came back to Russia, then I realized what I want learn chinese At first I studied the language myself. I studied the language at home, and I still study the language at home. Many say that Chinese is very difficult, that the Chinese language is complicated. I do not think so. I think Chinese is not very difficult. However, Chinese requires a lot of time labor zeal perseverance and love. So I decided to enroll in Chinese courses in Moscow. Two months ago, I found courses that suited me. Well, then I thought so. And for two months I waited until the academic semester begins. And so the semester has begun. I came to my first Chinese lesson. How did I feel? Well, I was thrilled, I was all waiting for the first lesson. And, of course, I was in anticipation. Within Temptation his first lesson. The lesson began, and here I was waiting deep disappointment. 90 percent of the lesson the teacher talked about grammar. He explained grammar and sometimes asked us some questions. For example: “Well, do you understand everything? OK, then let’s move on to the next grammatical structure. ” And he began to explain the following grammatical structure. At the end of the lesson, to consolidate the material, he asked us to translate a few phrases from Russian to Chinese. And so our whole lesson went. Unfortunately, the first lesson completely did not live up to my expectations. I left before the lesson ended. Since I realized that here I will never learn to speak Chinese. The main problem of many schools is fixation on grammar and correctness. You must always speak correctly. You must not make mistakes. You must know all grammar, all the nuances right now. Well, I got my first experience of attending a foreign language course. How did I feel after class? I was depressed. And honestly, my motivation is somewhere vanished. However, I came home and immediately started looking other Chinese courses. And you know what? I have already found four schools, who work on a communicative technique. And I signed up for four open classes. Yes, the first free lesson, which I can visit and then decide I like this method or not. Now I would like to ask you some questions. And so that you answer them, so that you practice your speaking a little. What courses did Max enroll in? Chinese courses or English courses? Max enrolled in Chinese courses. And when did Max enroll in Chinese courses? Two months ago. Yes. Max enrolled in Chinese courses Two months ago. Max enrolled in Chinese courses in St. Petersburg? No, Max did not enroll in Chinese courses in St. Petersburg. Max enrolled in a foreign language course in Moscow? Exactly. Max enrolled in Chinese courses in Moscow. Did Max attend foreign language courses before? No, Max did not attend foreign language courses before. How did Max feel before class? He was thrilled or he was upset? Of course he was thrilled. Yes? Max was thrilled. And how did Max feel after first lesson? He was thrilled or was he depressed? Depressed. Yes, Max was depressed. Max was depressed after the first lesson. Why was Max depressed? Why did Max feel bad? Because the lesson, the first lesson, did not please Max. Did the lesson meet Max’s expectations or did the lesson not meet Max’s expectations? The lesson did not live up to Max’s expectations. Yes, the lesson did not justify. Does this mean that Max liked the lesson, or did Max not like the lesson? Of course, this means that Max didn’t like the lesson. Did students talk a lot in the first lesson? No, in the first lesson, the students did not speak much. Absolutely. Who spoke a lot in the first lesson – Max or teacher? The teacher, of course. In the first lesson, the teacher spoke a lot. Did the students speak a lot or a little? The students spoke little. They spoke very little. Is this an effective technique for speaking practice? No, this is an ineffective technique for speaking practice. Is this generally an effective approach? No, this is not an effective approach at all. 90 percent of the time What did Max learn in the lesson? 90 percent of the time Max studied grammar, yes, in the lesson. In the lesson, 90 percent studied grammar. Or 90 percent of the time in a lesson Max studied grammar. Yes. And how many percent did Max say? One percent or 10 percent? Max spoke only one percent of the time. That is, Max hardly spoke. What did Max do when he got home? Max decided that he wouldn’t learn Chinese, or Max decided to find alternative options? Max decided to find alternatives, that is, alternative schools. How many schools did Max find? Four. Max found four schools. And how many open lessons did Max sign up for? Also four. Yes, Max signed up for four open classes. Are these lessons paid or free? These lessons are free, of course. These are open lessons, these are demo lessons, these are free lessons. Friends, now tell us about your experience. attending foreign language courses. Maybe the Russian language. Use the vocabulary that you heard in this story. And see you in the next video. Bye Bye!