This article reviews the selection of additional lexical units for the minimum vocabulary in Russian as a foreign language at the elementary level, to ensure productive types of speech activity, taking into account national and cultural specifics of the Republic of Korea. Considering the fact that textbooks written for a general foreign audience do not include vocabulary reflecting Korean realities relevant for Korean students, whilst teachers who have recently come from Russia are not familiar with Korean specifics, we explore vocabulary expansion of elementary level students studying at South Korean universities, in the framework of the list of topics in accordance with the national standard for Russian as a foreign language. At the elementary level, these topics include “Self-Introduction”, “Work”, “Studies”, “Work day”, “Free time”, “Leisure”, “Family” and others. This article will help teachers with limited knowledge of Korean language and its realities to avoid difficulties in working with Korean students at the initial learning stages.
Keywords: Russian as a foreign language, elementary level, nationally oriented approach, lexical Minimum, South Korean university.
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Information about the author:
Popova Ekaterina Vladimirovna – PhD in Pedagogics, Associate Professor, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For citation: Popova Ekaterina, (2019). Vocabulary Expansion of Students Learning Russian as a Foreign Language at the Elementary Level Using the Example of the Republic of Korea. Cross-Cultural Studies: Education and Science. Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2019), pp. 65-71 (in USA)
Manuscript received 29/10/2019
Accepted for publication: 25/11/2019
The authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
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