Learner Spotlight: Ami Kharitonov
Ami Kharitonov is graduating from middle school this year and will be a freshman with iLEAD Exploration. He has been with iLEAD since 2016 and speaks English and some Russian. Ami’s interests are stop motion animation and mixed martial arts. He is at a senior premier level with the National Children’s Chorus.
Name: Ami Kharitonov
What languages do you speak?
English and some Russian
What is your favorite saying in your native language?
What is a family tradition that you enjoy?
Passover – Hide the Matzah tradition. Adults hide the matzo around in a room and children try to find it. Whoever finds it gets a prize.
What career would you like to have? How would being bilingual help you in your career?
Animation and film production. Russian would help in making friends.
What is your favorite subject? Why?
History is my favorite subject as you learn about facts and reasons in the form of stories.
Has being multilingual allowed you any special opportunities?
Yes, you can have private conversations with someone in public.
What is your favorite hobby?
Stop motion animation.
What advice would you give to someone trying to learn a new language?
Practice consistently. You can take breaks when learning a new language, but longer breaks will make you forget the material.
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