Ben Chapman is an Assistant Professor and Extension Food Safety Specialist at North Carolina State University and Don Schaffner is Extension Specialist in Food Science and Professor at Rutgers University. Every two weeks or so Ben and Don get together to talk about food safety current events and the challenges of making the food supply safer.
By Don Schaffner and Ben Chapman
A Beginner Course of Spoken Russian / Курс разговорного русского языка для начинающихJoin Now to Follow
This podcast is brought to you by LingQ.com where you can learn languages from the best podcasts on the web. This course is certainly for beginner Russian learners. Of course, if you are an intermediate or advanced learner but feel that you need additional speaking practice you can check it out as well. First off, you have a recorded dialogue in the form of an mp3-file with transcript. It is a very simple and straightforward audio. These items consist of very useful phrases in Russian that you can hear on the street, in the shop, at the cinema, or at work etc. There is a transcript to every audio file. As you listen to these items you may notice that they are recorded in two voices and with a lot of emphasis in order to make you more alert to the language. Secondly, you have an additional mp3-file with a so-called "mini-story." Throughout the story we ask you questions about the story, pausing after each question. During the break you have to answer the question out loud (or you can simply listen and answer the question in your head). When I study English using this method my own preference is to answer the questions out loud, but feel free to make your own decisions about your studying routine. You can find additional mini-stories at http://nikolaytimoshenko.com/a-beginner-course-of-spoken-russian
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Educational Videos: Discovering Jamestown 2007: An Electronic Classroom Adventure for Teachers and Students
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War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest novels. War and Peace offered a new kind of fiction, with a great many characters caught up in a plot that covered nothing less than the grand subjects indicated by the title, combined with the equally large topics of youth, age and marriage. While today it is considered a novel, it broke so many novelistic conventions of its day that many critics of Tolstoy's time did not consider it as such. Tolstoy himself considered Anna Karenina (1878) to be his first attempt at a novel in the European sense. (Summary by Wikipedia)