Russian School of Tampa Bay    

13880 Feather Sound Dr. Clearwater, Fl 33762


May 23, 2015

Welcome to our Performances!


Part 1 starts at 10 am.

-   GroupToddlers will show aplay:The Swan Geese”.

-   Group of childrenwho just began to study Russian will perform a play: "Underthe mushroom".

-   Group “Neposedy” (The Restless) performs a play: “The Little Spider.

-   Reception.

Part 2 starts at 12:30 pm.

The senior students will present

-  Russian folk tale “The Frog Princess”,

-  "May Night, or the Drowned" - the story of Nikolai Gogol.

-  Reception.

Everybody is welcome.

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

   Instruction in Russian language, literature and natural history 

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


         The spring semester starts    January, 10 2015.


Младшие дети (4-6 лет)учатся читать, писать и считать по-русски.

Старшие дети изучают русский язык, литературу и природоведение по программе приближенной к стандартам российской школы.

Все дети участвуют в спектаклях, которые они показывают 3 раза в год.

В школе работают два опытных учителя: Ирина Викторовна – стаж работы 10 лет, она завоевала титул Учитель 2001 Года Киргизии (среди учителей начальных классов), Наталия Вячеславовна – стаж работы 8 лет, окончила Томский госуниверситет по специальности русский язык и литература.

Директор Ирина Михайловна – стаж работы 22 года, имеет степень PhD в области преподавания русского языка.

    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 9 to 12.

Class time from 12 to 3 pm (equal to 4th 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 10 to 12 (equal to 5th grade in Russia).

Class time from 2 pm to 5 pm.


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Email:              Phone (727) 804 0554 Irina Stepanova

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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!