The Award Ceremony of the Thirteenth ACTR Olympiada
of Spoken Russian (Heritage North)
will take place on Saturday, June 19 at 12:00 PM
at KidzHOME – House of Multicultural Education (1633 Sheepshead Bay Rd. 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11235).
People in New York, who cannot attend the ceremony, can get their awards later. Please contact us at email@example.com.
We will mail awards to those from other states after June 20.
Special Prizes by category will be announced later
Since 2009, the editorial board of the literary magazine for Russian-speaking children Malenkaya Kompaniya, together with the American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR), conducts annual Olympiadas of Spoken Russian for heritage speakers (Heritage North region). ACTR material for children who have just started learning Russian can be found here. Children from 6 to 18 can take part in the contest (there are various levels depending on the age, whether the child studies Russian at home or at school, and other factors). There are three exam boards: Oral Speech, Reading, and Civilization. Each participant is evaluated by all three boards. Rules and materials for the preparation are here (in Russian). The application form can be found here.
The first Olympiada took place in June 2009, and in April 2019 Malenkaya Kompaniya conducted the Eleventh Olympiada in New York City. 61 school students took part in the Olympiada, from 6 to 17 years old. 56 participants came directly to KidzHOME – House of Multicultural Education, and 5 more children took part in the Olympiada over Skype (from Singapore, California, Florida). The Twelfth and Thirteenth Olympiadas was held online, due to COVID-19.
The Olympiada is part of Russian History Month in New York State.
1633 Sheepshead Bay Rd. , Brooklyn, NY 11235, Second Floor (next to the B, Q trains; buses: B36, B4, B49)
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