talk at Russian Teachers' Group Meeting in London 15th March 2014

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Talk by Ignaty Dyakov of Russia Local Ltd at the Russian Teachers' Group at Rossotrudnichestvo UK in London.

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  • Russia is almost the same size as whole Europe and the US combined (17,075k km vs US 9,876k km + Europe 10, 180k km)
  • Unemployment rate in Russia 5.1% in 2012, compare US 8.2%
  • IMF adjustment for purchasing power parity for 2011 for Russia is 28%. In 2009, 5.1% over £10.500 pa (av.income pp pa), now 8.2%.
    Elena Baturina, the former owner of Inteko group of companies and wife to the former mayor of Moscow, in 2008 bought a residence Witanhurst in Highgate in North London worth $100mn.
    Roman Abramovich in 2011 bought Lindsey House for $150mn in Kensington Palace Gardens in West London
    Alisher Usmanov bought a Beechwood house In North London for $96mn in January 2011
    According to numerous publications, Vladimir Putin wears, among others, the following watches: Blancpain Leman Aqualung Grande Date ($10.5k), Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar (white gold, $60k),
  • Deadlines, slow pace, being late on meetings. Really takes time to identify good staff.
  • Deadlines, slow pace, being late on meetings. Really takes time to identify good staff.
  • talk at Russian Teachers' Group Meeting in London 15th March 2014

    1. 1. Sensation, and other Russian-British projects The Russian Teachers’ Group,15/3/2014 Ignaty Dyakov
    2. 2. Today, I’d like to briefly share with you: Unconventional Russian textbooks, Russia4Brits competition, Bilingual school in London, Q&A 15 March 2014 2 Ignaty Dyakov www.russialocal.co.uk/en/
    3. 3. 3 Ignaty Dyakov www.russialocal.co.uk/en/ 15 March 2014 “The Story Sensation” “The Story Provocation” First six chapters including audio, exercises and Qs are available here for free **5% of proceeds go to SOS Children’s Village in Leningradskaya region, Russia
    4. 4. 4 “Undoubtedly, this textbook makes language learning more fun, interesting and thus less challenging. It can be recommended as an addition to any Russian language textbook for A1-B1 levels - your students will definitely succeed and progress in Russian language learning!” - Professor Galina Levina, vice-provost, Pushkin State Russian Language Institute Ignaty Dyakov www.russialocal.co.uk/en/ 15 March 2014
    5. 5. 5 Ignaty Dyakov www.russialocal.co.uk/en/ 15 March 2014 KEY FEATURES: Detective line, interesting for children and adults, Sarcasm and hidden cultural facts, ethics, Audio-version, Exercises and questions, Home reading, end of course tasks, or main reading and discussion material in the class. First six chapters including audio, exercises and Qs are available here for free
    6. 6. 6  A contest among children (both individual/group works are welcome) on the variety of themes connected with Russia, her culture and image in the world.  We welcome all children with any kind of interests.  No previous knowledge of Russian language or culture is needed.  The contest can become a part of scheme of work in any school subject (e.g. Russian language, History, English language, creative writing, art lessons, culturology etc.) or it can be interdisciplinary. Ignaty Dyakov www.russialocal.co.uk/en/ 15 March 2014
    7. 7. 7 Submissions should be in the form of any one of the creative arts: ovideo-clip osong (any genre) opoem, short story onewspaper article operformance (video recorded) odrawing/painting, sculpture ophotography ophoto-collage cartoon new recipe in the Russian style...  The deadline is 7th of April, 2014 Ignaty Dyakov www.russialocal.co.uk/en/ 15 March 2014
    8. 8. 8 o Exhibition in Canary Wharf – May 2014 o Best works published on Russia Beyond the Headlines website, o Published in the Gifted and Talented Association magazine. o Prizes include: flights to Russia, book vouchers, books, merchandise etc. WWW.RUSSIALOCAL.CO.UK/EN/RUSSIA4BRITS Ignaty Dyakov www.russialocal.co.uk/en/ 15 March 2014
    9. 9. 9 ANGLO-RUSSIAN LYCEE in LONDON: -Bilingual school, -Best of British and Russian traditions, -Strong Maths, Science and Chess, -“Russian block”: history, literature, culture, -Extra-curricular activities, -Sports Ignaty Dyakov www.russialocal.co.uk/en/ 15 March 2014
    10. 10. 10 Ignaty Dyakov www.russialocal.co.uk/en/ 15 March 2014 WHAT NEEDED? Head teacher, Programme (Cambridge International), Backing by an institution and parents. russian.school.london@gmail.com
    11. 11. Ignaty Dyakov 11 THANK YOU!! Should you have any questions, please contact me: *Images for the presentation taken from the Internet www.russialocal.co.uk/en/ 15 March 2014

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