Yesterday 5 of my pre-int and ele students and I visited a lecture on Russian and American stereotypes at the American Centre on Nikoloyamskaya street. Unfortunately I didn't take any photos, but the meeting turned out to be really cool for us.
The lecture was held for about 2,5 hours with some heated discussions between some people who believe that only their opinion is right :D
The audience was approximately 50/50 Russians and Americans - students mostly from Texas who study Russian and came to Moscow for this summer to study and practise. Really cool guys with who we had a chance to talk after the meeting. I had to ask to of them to come to my students and say Hello=) I knew my students would be to shy to try to say something and I'm really greatful that some guys and girls came up to have a chat aftewards.
I feel so sorry for these poor Americans who study Russian because it's such a hard language and anyone studying it is going to get confused from time to time with all the word-endings, singulars, plurals and so on. But they are doing great, I must say!
I hope we'll have more chances to take pics as I hope we'll stay in touch.
And now I've got to go back and prepare for 8 lessons as next week is going to be tough - lessons from Monday to Thursday every day on different unit each with both ele and pre-int groups. But making plans is exactly one of the things that I love about teaching!
Have a good evening everyone, let the world make you smile :)