About Russian School of Tampa Bay

Welcome to the Russian School of Tampa Bay! We are proud to serve all Tampa Bay communities, including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Oldsmar, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, and, of course, Tampa. We provide extra-curriculum after-school education for children and adults of Russian as a second language.

Russian School in Tampa Bay Area

   Instruction in Russian language, literature and natural history 

                          We are located at  13880 Feather Sound Dr. Clearwater,  FL 33762

        The fall semester starts  on  August the 30th, 2014.

    We have 6 groups and work on Saturdays:

                1. Group of children who speak some Russian : ages 3 1/2 to 6.

     Class time from 10:00 am to 12:00.

2. Group of children who speak some Russian ages 5 to 6.

    Class time from 10 am to 12.

       3. Beginners, children ages 5 to 11 who speak no Russian.

Class time from 12:00 to 1:30 pm.

        4. Russian speaking children ages 8 to 10.

Class time from 12 to 3 pm (equal to 3rd grade in Russia).

5. Children who speak some Russian ages 6 to 9 (equal to 1st grade in Russia).

                        Class time from 2 pm to 5 pm.

6. Russian speaking children ages 9 to 12  (equal to 4th grade in Russia).

            Class time from 2 pm to 5 pm.

          Visit our website: www.russianschooltampabay.com

           Email:  irenetirenet@gmail.com             

           Phone (727) 804 0554 Irina Stepanova


Dear parents!
 We offer aerobics classes for children .
Time: 1 to 1:30 pm.
The lesson will consist of warm-up, rhythm, plastics, and dance composition.
Teacher: Sokolovskaja Ilona,Candidate Master of Sports in Rhythmic Gymnastics.

Payment:$ 20 per month (4 lessons).

 Visit our website: www.russianschooltampabay.com

 Please call or email before you come  Irina Stepanova

Phone    (727) 804- 0554     email:    irenetirenet@gmail.com            



Дорогие дамы!

Приглашаем Вас на занятия группы гимнастики для женщин всех возрастов. Занятия будут проходить по субботам в Русской школе в 11 часов утра.

Ведет Илона Соколовская – кандидат в мастера спорта по художественной гимнастике, хореограф.

Продолжительность занятий 30 минут оплата $5.

Адрес: 13880 Feather Sound Dr. Clearwater, Fl 33762.

Телефон 727 804 0554 Ирина.

BayNews 9


The modern person continuously moves about the world, travels to different countries, meets many diverse people, communicates on the Internet, watches movies in foreign languages, and everywhere the knowledge of other languages is very useful. 
Knowledge of foreign languages can be the key to a successful future; the person who knows several languages can get a good job and be comfortable in it. It is now commonplace in many countries today to require students to master one or two foreign languages in addition to their native tongue.   This is because young people acquire language more readily than adults and because of the ever-increasing contacts between people from different countries.

Another reason to study a foreign language at an early age is an opportunity to acquire it deeply and to focus on other subjects at later ages. Adults have to spend many years and thousands of dollars for this purpose. Of course to learn a new language is not easy at any age. But the children of  Russian parents, who have become  native speakers of the language of their new country,  have an advantage in studying the language of their ancestors due to their informal conversation with members of their family. Our goal is to develop these skills through language training, instead of remembering rules of grammar.  The child should not learn a rule; the grammar is acquired during performance of tasks, on easily remembered models, including mathematical or logical.  Gradually these models repeat, being filled-in with  new grammatical and lexical maintenance. Children should own a grammatical system of language at a subconscious level.

Further, reading and writing in Russian is a necessary condition of full knowledge of the language.   At these lessons written exercises alternate games and learning of children verses:  attention is focused on  pronunciation and intonation.  Characteristic word-combinations for Russian is also presented.

It is well known that Russian Language helps to approach the Great Russian culturebecause of the many world-renowned literature masterpieces  created by Russian writers and poets. At the second grade level pupils should read small cognitive or art texts, assimilate the main idea, interpret words, and understand them from the context or the structure of a word.  Thus can the child gain an appreciation of Russian literature.

The study of Russian will help children with their future professional career, will enrich them spiritually and will develop their thinking and speech. Let’s give to our children the language of their ancestors!

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