As mentioned in the last paragraph of the previous blog post, the Part 3 will focus on future, the week after the Autumn break, where we are hopefully full of energy. The idea of this blog post is to express my wishes what I want to learn from Yuliya, and I can also write down the plans what I will teach Yuliya.
I will write a comment to this blog post after we meet for the eighth time and tell you if my crystal ball told the truth. 🙂
On the Russian learning side I hope to become more fluent. I hope to expand my vocabulary and be able to more fluently express myself. I also wanted to learn a bit more grammar. According to Yuliya my wish to learn more about personnal pronouns (I, me, he, him, she, her…) will make me doubt my decision. Apperently the rules are rather complicated, but I think I need these.
For example: Peter likes a toy. Peter got a toy for Peter’s birthday. The toy is a plane. The plane became Peter’s favourite toy.
You have to agree that it sounds silly!
I want to be able to say: Peter likes a toy. He got it for his birthday. It’s a plane. The plane became his favourite toy.
On the Finnish teaching side I hope to completely eliminate introduction of new grammatical structures and put the conversation on the pedestal. Yuliya has expressed a wish for a conversation to be more structured, to include more diverse grammatical structures and their use in different situations. I plan to prepare a list of keywords all connected to a certain place and we can develop a story from it. A possible example could be the post office:
We could discuss the address, how to get there (locative cases, directions), opening hours, what items and services they are offering (expanding vocabulary, practicing Partitive), talking about past experience (Past Simple tense).
Since we both have lots of ideas, I am sure we will never run out of inspiration. I’m looking forward to see if my plans will materialize. Check the comment to this blog post!
Sincerely yours (С уважением),