Russian National Corpus for schools

How many school students nowadays could call the Russian language their favorite subject? Why do Russian lessons at school seem boring and formal? Mechanical learning of the rules, endless insertion of missing letters and the fulfilment of typical tasks cannot interest the modern school student. Is there an alternative?

Working with the Russian National Corpus in teaching humanities, such as literature, Russian, history, can demonstrate that language is a living and evolving system that has its past, present, and future. And students can try themselves as researchers: derive a definition from observing contexts, see how the meaning of a word changes over several years, and predict the spelling of new words.

Working with the RNC can shape and develop

  • research skills
  • functional literacy
  • interest in language
  • understanding of the history of the language
  • usage of reference resources
  • ability to analyze context
  • understanding the word behavour in fiction

How can students and teachers use the corpus? How to teach using the corpus?

Examples of school reseach projects in Russian language and literature

Exercises based on the corpus

Various exercises: training, repetition, developing, creative, control exercises. They can be used for independent work both at school and at home, as well as for performance rating.

Examples of school assignments using the corpus

Examples of school reseach projects based on the corpus

Usage guides for the RNC 

Other teaching materials

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