Total dictation
Total Dictation is the annual Russian literacy test organized all around the world
Total Dictation is an event aimed at drawing attention to issues of literacy and at developing a culture of literate writing
It is a voluntary free dictation open for everyone and it is run simultaneously in hundreds of cities in Russia and around the world
Total Dictation takes place at the same time all over the world, with the same text, under the same conditions and same evaluation criteria
In each city, a professional lecturer of philology heads the supervisory commission

In 2016 Total Dictation attracted
68
countries
732
cities
146 000
participants
Total Dictation was created at NSU
The first Total Dictation took place in 2004 and was organized by students of the "Club for humanities", the creative association of NSU Department for Humanities
From 2004 to 2008
NSU lecturers were
the first to read the dictation



Since 2010 NSU has been the central platform of the international action and the place where authors of the dictation, contemporary Russian writers, read out their texts themselves
NSU is the expert center of Total Dictation
NSU lecturers of the Section of General and Russian Linguistics are the core of an expert group that develops methodological recommendations about the text, so that the assessment requirements of Total Dictation are the same on each of the thousands sites around the world
Novosibirsk State University is the first place that offered not only to be a center to write Total Dictation, but also to prepare participants. In 2011 free preparatory classes "Russian on Fridays" started at NSU. Today, such classes take place in several Russian Universities
NSU expert group does not only recommend how to assess the dictation, but also studies results: it tracks the dynamics of changes in language norms, finds controversial places and draws the attention of the Orthographic Commission of the RAS to them
Total Dictation at NSU is a place for real-life practice for students-philologists. By assessing the dictation together with older colleagues, students learn flexibility in using their theoretical knowledge

TruD
Total Dictation + Russian language
For foreigners studying Russian
A specific project has been created for the bravest and most determined people studying Russian as a foreign language and willing to go through all linguistic difficulties. A test of Russian language has been created especially for them

NSU Expert group
Natalia Koshkareva

Doctor of Philology, Professor, Head of the Section of General and Russian Linguistics of NSU, Chief Researcher at the Institute of Philology of the Siberian Branch of The Russian Academy of Sciences, Chairwoman of the Expert Council of Total Dictation

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Igor Kim

Doctor of Philology, Professor of the Section of General and Russian Linguistics of NSU, Leading Researcher at the Institute of Philology of the Siberian Branch of The Russian Academy of Sciences, Deputy Chairman of the Expert Council of Total Dictation, coordinator of the group of expert-philologists

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Tatyana Belitsa

Candidate of Philological Sciences, Deputy Director for Academic Affairs of the Institute for the Humanities of NSU, Associate Professor of the Section of General and Russian Linguistics of NSU, Head of the section of Russian Literature of the Specialized Educational and Scientific Center of NSU

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Tatiana Zakovryashina

Deputy Head of the Department of International Relations of NSU, Senior Lecturer of the Section of General Economic Education of NSU

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Elena Kuznetsova

Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor of the Section of General and Russian Linguistics of NSU, Associate Professor of the Section of Russian Literature of the Specialized Educational and Scientific Center of NSU

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Elena Nikolaevna Sorokina
–°andidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor of the Section of General and Russian Linguistics of Novosibirsk State University


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Management by the Expert counci
  • Work with the author, preparation of the text of the dictation
  • Guidelines for the commentaries
  • Preparation and testing of the online-courses
  • Coordination of the federal assessment of the dictation
  • Preparation of the rules of Russian language that might be useful for the dictation and their explanation for a 5 minutes "likbez" (likbez in Russian refers to the campaign against illiteracy conducted in the 1920s and 1930s in USSR)
  • Conducting the classes "Russian on Fridays", preparation classes to the dictation for all interested people
  • Development of a base of educational resources for the interactive educational platform of Total Dictation (video lectures, slides, exercises and so on)
  • Preparation of a database of commentaries
  • Coordination of the second territorial zone (Urals, Western Siberia, cities in Eastern Siberia)
  • Development of a test based on the text of Total Dictation for people studying Russian as a foreign language
  • Coordination of the federal assessment of the dictation
  • Development of a base of educational resources for the interactive educational platform of Total Dictation (video lectures, slides, exercises and so on)
  • Coordination of the federal assessment of the dictation
  • Second check of the results of high-achievers and of special sites
  • Development of a base of educational resources for the interactive educational platform of Total Dictation (video lectures, slides, exercises and so on).
  • Conducting the classes "Russian on Fridays", preparation classes to the dictation for all interested people

  • Total Dictation for corporate universities (development of the courses, visual materials, workbooks and professionally oriented modules)
  • Development of a base of educational resources for the interactive educational platform of Total Dictation (video lectures, slides, exercises and so on)

  • Coordination of the people reading the dictation and of assessment groups of NSU
  • Work with students-philologists
  • Getting to work with the dictations written by people
  • Analyzing mistakes and preparing a report on the controversial points of Total dictation


Total Dictation at NSU
8 April 2017

Preparation to Total Dictation is conducted by NSU philologists during the classes "Russian on Friday".
Registration by phone 363-42-30.
The preparation for the dictation is also accessible online.