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Russian

The Russian group consists of five members who meet weekly. We have a variety of backgrounds, three having had differing levels of previous experience and formality of tuition, and the other two were raw beginners. With the passage of time we have progressed from the basics of accommodating to the Cyrillic alphabet and simple phrases to an appreciation of the grammar and sentence construction. A common text book has acted as a guide, but we have not been prescribed by it, looking at Russian folk songs and literature and composing our own narratives. Five has proved to be a good group size, allowing us to give mutual support and maintain an awareness of others' needs. It would be difficult to envisage an addition to the group at this stage.