Do you need a provocation to learn Russian?
Having published ‘The Story Provocation: for learners of the Russian language (yes, yes, and for you too!)’ - “Rasskaz-provokatsiya” in Russian, his second unconventional language textbook, earlier this year Ignaty thought it may be useful to share his experience of teaching Russian to business people. On the night, he’ll share his observations and offers some tips to make learning Russian for business more efficient.
Ignaty’s book follows the continuing story of George, a Guadeloupean banker embarking on a journey that sees his day to day life set against a series of crimes and provocations. Ignaty was inspired to write a series of stories that would teach useful vocabulary and grammar after some of his business clients complained that existing text-books were boring and had no relation to real life. So both his textbooks are fascinating detective stories with characters from different cultural backgrounds meeting in Guadeloupe and Europe. They live, love, work and relax. And most importantly they fight the world's evil and show exceptional ethics both in life and their work.
“Undoubtedly, this textbook makes language learning more fun, interesting and thus less challenging. It can be recommended as an addition to any Russian language textbook for A1-B1 levels - your students will definitely succeed and progress in Russian language learning!” says Professor Galina Levina, vice-provost of The Pushkin State Russian Language Institute.
Ignaty Dyakov is a professional Russian language teacher. He is also a director of Russia Local Ltd., a language-based consultancy which helps international businesses expand in Russia and author of two unconventional Russian language textbooks. Ignaty's first-hand experience of running a business helps him better understand needs and requirements of his students learning Russian for work and business. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, Society of Authors and the Institute of Directors (UK). He is frequently invited to comment on the BBC, the Guardian and others, and he gives talks at major business expos and chambers of commerce.