Traditional and innovative content as the basis for project work in teaching Russian as a foreign language

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The article proves the importance of using complex methods in project work when teaching Russian as a foreign language, including both traditional and innovative content: working with textbooks and video content. The practical use of this method is connected with educational texts about Southern Federal University, accompanied by lexical comments and a system of exercises to train lexical and grammatical skills. The suggested texts and links to corresponding online video content are meant to be used at the first stage of multimedia project work on the history of Southern Federal University and its modern state. Educational texts play an important role both in teaching Russian as a foreign language and in project work. In our opinion, educational texts should make the base of any project, be actively implemented on the stage of motivation and goal-setting. The material of educational texts develops speech skills, reading capacity, audio perception, and text recognition. Foreign students also understand how to plan their work within a chosen project. The students improve their capacity for forming utterances, taking part in discussions and dialogues in Russian, which is doubtlessly important for effective work on individual projects and their presenting. In our opinion, work with the multimedia content is more productive in video format. The article gives not only special educational texts about Southern Federal University, but also links to video clips and video films, as well as the structure of working with them.

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Svetlana V. Korostova

Southern Federal University

Author for correspondence.

PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of the Russian Language

105/42 Bolshaya Sadovaya St., Rostov-on-Don, 344006, Russian Federation

Igor V. Nefedov

Southern Federal University


PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of Theory of Language and Russian Language

105/42 Bolshaya Sadovaya St., Rostov-on-Don, 344006, Russian Federation


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