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Tuesday, February 06, 2007
I had mentioned that in the class I teach I have another student who is from Russia (I had another one in a class I did last summer). The really interesting thing about this student is she was born in Novosibirsk which is very close (for Russia that is) to Omsk (it's about the distance between San Francisco and Los Angeles). In Russia terms that's like Minneapolis and St. Paul

She's was very excited to hear that we're adopting from Russia and almost fell over when I said we were most likely headed to Omsk. She left when she was 12 so she remembers quite a bit and her Russian is obviously quite good so I'm going to keep working on my pronunciation with her and see if somehow I can improve it from the current dismal level it's at.
posted by Steveg @ 12:46 PM  
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  • At 6:49 PM, Blogger JennyM said…

    My husband and I are adopting from Novosibirsk! We have not received a referral yet and have been waiting about 9 months. If your student happens to share any interesting tidbits about her birth region, I would love to hear them!

    My husband and I are also working through the Pimsleur language lessons. I have made it to lesson 8. I don't have any Russian ears closeby to practice with so I'll have to see if anyone can understand me when we go on our referral trip!

    web.mac.com/jmartin7100

     
  • At 9:17 AM, Blogger Steveg said…

    Jenny-

    I'll let her know (she'll really freak out when I say we know some other people who will be going to her hometown). If she has any interesting Novosibirsk tidbits I'll pass them along to you.

    Steve

     
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