Russian Returns !

Sunday 26th September 2021

Russian has returned to the Modern Languages Department at Lasswade High School after an absence of over 20 years.

Dr Crichton, our new French and Spanish teacher, has been sharing his knowledge of the Russian language at Russian Club.

The first meeting (Wednesday lunchtime in Room 207) took place last week. Our young linguists were getting to grips with the Russian alphabet (which is quite different to our own alphabet – not that that fazed them) and how it’s pronounced.

R written backwards ? No problem !

C pronounced like an S in English ? Piece of cake !

B sounds like a V in English ? Bring it on, comrade !

By the end of the meeting, pupils were even able to say their names in Russian.

Everyone is welcome to come along and find out more about this really important language. Russian  is spoken by roughly 260 million people worldwide. Maybe if there is lots of interest, we’ll need to start thinking about the possibility of entering candidates in Russian as well as in French, German, Spanish and Mandarin !

Wednesday lunchtime in Room 207 with Dr Crichton !

Young Modern Linguists Meet the Russian Alphabet

Mr  Putin   Poots

Principal Teacher Modern Languages



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