It is quite common when already the second generation of the children of Russian descent residing abroad or in other ex-Soviet countries is replacing their native tongue. And the third generation, with rare exceptions, does not speak the language of the ancestors at all. Our studies often begin with the Russian alphabet since so many of the children could neither read nor write in Russian.
Year by year Camp "Leader" personnel focuses its time and efforts to teach children and campers the Russian language, literature, and art. We also staging plays and skits based on Russian fairy tales. Russian language, literature, and art lessons are taught by trained and licensed professionals. This is a truly exceptional summer educational program where learning is fun and easy. The program is supported by LID Foundation.
It has been operating in Camp "Leader" since the summer of 2009. However, participation in the program is optional. This is an additional service and is not included in our basic package. Participation and lesson quantity (including writing and reading) are at the parents' discretion. Also, since the children's level of Russian language knowledge may quite vary, we arranging studies in small groups with similar levels of language proficiency.
The price for one-hour (60 minutes) Russian lesson is $20 (in small groups of 2-4 kids) or $28 per individual lesson.
We also provide academic English classes taught by professional American teachers and native speakers. This option could be of essential importance for children coming to participate from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and other former USSR countries. English studies may be arranged in a quantity of two to eight lessons per week at parents' discretion. English studies are an additional service, not included in our basic package. Participation and lesson quantity (including writing and reading) are also at the parents' discretion. This may be by two lessons a day for 5 days a week or 2 -3 hours a week.
Participating children are tested to determine the level of language proficiency in the very first session. Students will be able to secure and further develop the knowledge gained during the English studies through direct communication with US peers, coming to Camp Leader from different US states.
The price for one- our (60 minutes) English lesson is $20 (in small groups of 2-4 kids) or $28 per individual lesson.
The Spanish language is one of the most spoken in the world, second only to the Chinese and ahead of English by the number of speakers. It is officially recognized as the second language of international communication. The fact that in addition to Spain itself, Spanish is the official language in many countries, explains a great interest shown to the study of the Spanish language in the modern world. And the Camp Leader is not an exception! We offer our children a great opportunity to attend Spanish classes taught by an experienced teacher.
This additional service is not included in our basic package. Participation is voluntary at the parents' discretion. The price of the one-hour Spanish lesson is $20.
Italian is the language of poetry, literature, art, and fashion. The Italian language is not in the top ten of the most common languages of the world, but so is his great ancestor - Latin. Besides Italy, the Italian language spoken in more than 30 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Britain, the Vatican, Germany, Egypt, Israel, Canada, Libya, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, the United Arab Emirates, Puerto Rico Paraguay, Romania, Saudi Arabia, San Marino, USA, Slovenia, Tunisia, Uruguay, France, the Philippines, Croatia, Switzerland, and even Eritrea. Italian is the official language of San Marino, Switzerland, and the Vatican. It is also quite common in Slovenia and Croatia, where Italian was recognized as the second official language. Knowledge of Italian is sure to come in handy in your child's future. After all, almost any professional terminology is borrowed from Latin!
Classes are conducted by an internationally certified teacher. This additional service is not included in our basic package. Participation is voluntary at the parents' discretion. The price of the one-hour Italian lesson is $20.
The Ukrainian language is also not among the most common world languages. However, it is closely related to many languages of the East Slavic group. About 45 million people speak the Ukrainian language around the world. This language is common in more than 15 countries. Participation is voluntary at the parents' discretion. The price of the one-hour Ukrainian lesson is also $20.