School lessons are held every Saturday (during school terms) from 11am.
Community need for this type of School steadily matured over the last decade, and having successfully launched in 2011, the School has already become popular with Russian-speaking parents and - most importantly - is loved by the children.
Just a year later, in 2012, Derby Russian school RUBRIC has receive a Bronze Award from the National Centre of Supplementary Education of Great Britain.
The main goal of the Russian School is to work with children with Russian-speaking ethnic background, and also any Russian learning children in Midlands, helping them to acquire the language of their forefathers and to discover the culture and traditions of Russian people.
The Russian School offers quality education through a series of interactive engaging games, with a flexible approach to developing and improving language abilities for children of different ages and various levels of comfort with Russian. The central location of our School (see map) makes it easy to commute to from any area of the Derby and surrounding.
Each and every child can have an engaging and productive experience at the School: we offer classes tailored to individual groups of students, as well as charming educational activities for pre-schoolers.
The pre-school class is bubbling with a festive atmosphere, where children sing, draw, play, learn poems and enjoy arts and crafts together and even produce the puppet performances!
School- age children range from 4-16 years old, and compose the Junior, Intermediate and Senior classes. Their lessons introduce the Russian alphabet, learning to read and write in the Russian language, the basics of grammar, and discovery of Russian literary classics, as well as help in preparing for GCSE exams.
To enrich the children's acquaintance with the Russian language, the School offers singing lessons, the basics of rhetoric and drama, as well as classes in art and dance.
The overall curriculum of the School is based on the course by Dr Nina Vlasova-"Russian as a foreign language" which was developed in Israel for the children of Russian immigrants.
For more about Nina Vlasova's teaching methodology, please go here.
We are very aware of the limited amount of time dedicated to weekend classes. This is precisely why lessons in the Russian School work on an individual approach depending on the habits and needs of each and every student. The parents play an integral role in the process, and their support is invaluable in helping the child acquire and develop grammatically advanced language skills. The family circle is an important and imperative component of such education.
The School sets the pupils appropriate homework, while the parents are provided with kind recommendations as to how the child can effectively increase their knowledge and develop their new skills.
Each of the teachers at the Russian School in Derby have the highest teaching credentials and substantial classroom experience. We are rightly proud of the high professionalism and success of our staff.
It is our belief that a fluency in another language gives any person obvious advantages in the global world we live in. Bilingual habits have proven positive effects in developing memory, quick thinking, reaction, mathematical understanding and logic. Well developed bilingual children have shown a trait of doing better in school than their peers, and have a greater capacity to grasp abstract sciences, literature, and of course - other foreign languages.
For the parents, our school is much more than a positive experience of developing their childrens' culture. It also serves as a meeting place, an opportunity to find new friends, partake in information exchange with likeminded parents, and a chance to enjoy pleasant conversation over a relaxed cup of coffee.
Please feel free to express your interest and ask any further questions - we shall be happy to write back and answer any queries you might have
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We look forward to seeing both you and your children should you decide to come along and study at the Russian School RUBRIC!
With Best Wishes,
Derby Russian school RUBRIC