This course represents an introduction of the Didactics (the WHAT) and the Methodology (the HOW) of
teaching of a foreign language. We shall handle those methodological concepts that have had a
substantial impact on teaching Russian as a foreign language throughout the history, but also the
modern methods that have proved to produce positive results in the past 10-15 years.
The students will learn to recognize the advantages and the disadvantages of the different methods of
teaching and how to plan and perform a successful and interesting lesson..
Among some of the main parts of this course are: Analysis of course books, observation & performance
of a lesson and the reflection about certain factors concerning teaching a foreign language. These points
will be presented, criticized, commented and evaluated both in theoretical and practical manners.