Once a year. For anybody who can write in Russian.
“Totalny Diktant” is an annual educational event. Its goal is to attract attention to the issue of literacy and develop the culture of literate writing.
“Totalny Diktant” is a world Russian language quiz in the form of dictation. It is free, anonymous and open to all who wish to participate. It takes place simultaneously in many cities in Russia and all over around the world (with adjustments based on the time zone), like a flashmob of its own kind: everybody comes to the same location, writes the dictation, checks the level of their literacy and leaves.
The slogan of “Totalny Diktant”: “It’s cool to write correctly!”
This event was first organised in the early 2000s at the Novosibirsk State University by the student club of the Humanities Faculty and since then became a global event. This year it is running for the 13th time.
This year’s author of the dictation text is a famous children’s writer Andrey Usachev.
On 16 April 2016 “Totalny Diktant” comes to Cambridge for the first time.
There are two locations in Cambridge where the dictation will take place:
Cambridge Russian Academy
Coleridge Community College, Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ
Cambridge Russian School
Long Road Sixth Form College, Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PX
The dictation starts at 13:00.
The participation is free of charge.
Please note that it is necessary to pre-register on the official website of “Totalny Diktant” in order to participate. Registration opens on 6 April 2016.
Come and write with us!