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Verbs of Motion: Keep it Simple and Meaningful
In this webinar, Irina Six presents the innovative approach to explanation of the verbs of motion implemented in her study materials for students of Russian at Novice and Intermediate levels. She explains the rational of regrouping the verbs of motion in two types based on presence vs. absence of unidirectionality (M-verbs for “the verbs of manner” and the ABC verbs for “the route description verbs”) with specific order of presenting both prefixed and non-prefixed (root) verbs in each category. The presenter will also recommend assignment types geared towards using each category in actual communication at Novice and Intermediate levels.
Led by Irina SixDr. Irina Six received her degree in Russian as Foreign from the University of Peoples’ Friendship (Университет Дружбы народов имени Патриса Лумумбы). Her PhD was in Russian Linguistics. She has two minor degrees: In English and in Swahili.
In Moscow, she worked as a Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor in the Department of Russian for Foreign Students at Moscow Institute of Architecture (МАРХИ).
She also privately taught business professionals and diplomats from different countries, interpreted business negotiations, and consulted American Journalists (Dow Jones Press Agency, Newsweek) in Russian business culture and communication. In the 90s, she started Russian School for American missionaries.
At the University of Kansas, Irina Six coordinates the Russian program. She teaches Russian at advanced level, including the classes titled Russian for the Professions I and II. She also teaches content classes, among others are: Russian Business Culture and Post-Soviet Communication. Her research interests include Russian business and professional language, contemporary stylistics and cross-cultural communication.
The webinar will be conducted in Russian. All participants will receive a recording of the webinar. Certificate of attendance will be available upon request.