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Training courses for Total Dictation start in 14 countries
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Russian language courses in preparation for the Total Dictation started on Monday, February 18. Their beginning coincided with the International Mother Language Day.
Classes will be held in 14 countries, which are Russia, Abkhazia, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Germany, France, Great Britain, Finland, Italy, Israel, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Cyprus and Estonia.
The course program includes 8 weekly 2-hour lessons. Students are given the opportunity not only to repeat theoretical knowledge, but also to strengthen spelling and punctuation.
The themes of classes were prepared by the Expert Council of Total Dictation, based on the text of the dictation. According to Natalya Koshkareva, who heads the Council, these classes will not cover the whole course, but it is very useful to discuss the writing of difficult cases.
Online courses will begin to work for those who cannot attend classes in person in the beginning of the next month. More than 100 thousand people watched these lessons last year.
It should be recalled that two months remained before the large-scale educational campaign. It will be held on April 13. The author of the text is a literary critic and famous Russian prose writer Pavel Basinsky. He is the author of Plots and Faces, Passion of Maxim Gorky, Leo Tolstoy: Flight from Paradise, Moscow Prisoner and others. Basinsky’s work was marked with Russian literary awards, such as Big Book and Antibooker. He received a government award in the cultural field. The writer is also a member of the jury of several literary awards.
Pavel Bassinsky himself will read his text in Tallinn. The capital of Estonia will become the capital of the Total Dictation.