Prof. Dev. : Russian Military Executive Education Course

Deadline: June 1, 2020

The Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies ( in Washington D.C. has an executive education program CSIS designed for scholars with a background in Russian studies to develop new skills and expertise in analyzing Russian military affairs.

This executive education program is taking place on July 20 – 24, 2020 and is free to participants accepted into the program. CSIS is accepting applications through June 1, 2020 but the earlier applications come in, the better. Full details are on the course website:

Please Note: although the program is designed to be held in Washington, it will be conducted remotely if pandemic conditions do not allow on-site operations.

High School Russian Teacher (Middleborough, Massachusetts)

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Middleborough High School

  • 71 East Grove St.
  • Middleborough, Massachusetts 02346

Job Description
Deliver Russian language instruction to a variety of students enrolled in courses that may include Russian 1CP, Russian 2CP, Russian 3H and Russian 4H ? Use long range planning to ensure that the curriculum is met and aligned with state standards ? Use a variety of instructional strategies to reach all students.  Analyze student assessment results to help inform instruction ? Provide meaningful assignments and feedback to students ? Maintain contact with parents when necessary ? Maintain records of student achievement ? Other duties as reasonably assigned by the Principal or Assistant Principals

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1

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Second and Third Year Russian Online Courses (Yale University)

Deadline: May 2020

Yale University Summer session is accepting applications now for Second and Third-Year Russian online. The Second-year Russian (Russ 130/140) is a sequel to Live from Russia Stage One, entitled Welcome Back! It is also built around a contextualized video story of Kevin, Misha, Tanya, Olya et al. and uses a four-skill approach –reading, writing, listening, and speaking with the emphasis on grammatical structure and communication practice. Prerequisite: First-Year Russian or equivalent proficiency

The Third- Year Russian (Russ 150/151)  involves a comprehensive review of the essential aspects of Russian grammar, extensive vocabulary building for social sciences and history, as well as practical vocabulary necessary for everyday conversations and activities in contemporary Russia. Readings in Russian literature and Russian media supplement the basic course materials. Prerequisite: Second-Year Russian or equivalent proficiency

Session A: May 25 – June 26. 

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Summer Intensive Intermediate Russian Language Course (Harvard University)

Deadline: June 18, 2020

Harvard University is offering an intensive Intermediate Russian course this summer. The course will be taught interactively via zoom, from June 22 to August 8, 2020 and satisfies the FLAS contact hours requirement. The summer school will provide Harvard credit and easy continuation for students from other universities. The summer program is now open for registration at the Harvard Summer School website: 

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Acad. Job: Part-Time Adjunct Instructor of Russian (Portland State University)

Deadline: May 27, 2020

The Russian Program in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Portland State University (Portland OR) is looking for a part-time adjunct instructor of Russian for the 2020-2021, with an anticipated load of 5 courses over three academic quarters. The highlights of the job announcement are included below, and the full description and links for applying are available at:

Applicants should submit all required materials by May 27, 2020 to be assured of consideration. 

Position Summary
The Russian program in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Portland State University serves undergraduate students at all levels, both lower division (1st & 2nd year) and upper division (3rd & 4th year). We invite applicants to join our part-time adjunct instructor pool to teach first- and/or second-year Russian language courses during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Mary Zirin Prize for Independent Scholars of Slavic Studies

Deadline: September 1, 2020

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Mary Zirin Prize in recognition of an independent scholar in the field of Slavic Studies. The award of $500 is named for Mary Zirin, the founder of Women East-West.

Working as an independent scholar, Zirin produced and encouraged fundamental works in Slavic/East European Women’s Studies and has been instrumental in the development of the AWSS. The Prize aims to recognize the achievements of independent scholars and to encourage their continued scholarship and service in the fields of Slavic or Central and Eastern European Women’s Studies.

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Middlebury Summer Language Programs

Deadline: May 15, 2020

The Kathryn W. Davis School of Russian at Middlebury College is pleased to offer online 8-week and graduate programs this summer. The 8-week session will include the four traditional years of study (levels 1, 3, 5, and 7). The graduate program will offer courses in advanced language, literature, history, philosophy…and classic Soviet cartoons and songs!

For more information, visit

Financial aid is still available for both programs. The application deadline is May 15. Students may write to me at with any questions.

Foreign Language Teaching Podcast

The new epis​ode of Foreign Language Teaching Podcast is out!
This is the first part of our interview with Irina Dubinina (Brandeis University) and Olesya Kisselev (University of Texas at San Antonio), authors of the new textbook for Russian heritage speakers “Родная речь” (Georgetown UP). 

Podcast new host Izolda Savenkova and her guests are discussing (in Russian) key concepts in heritage language education, contemporary challenges and approaches to teaching such students.

The podcast is created by

Job: Language Consultant (Czech, Croatian, Romanian, Slovak, Ukrainian)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Native-level speakers of all languages are sought to work onsite our Fortune 50 client’s campuses in Austin, TX and Cupertino, CA. Testers are asked to perform complex linguistic and functional testing of localized products while identifying, analyzing, and reporting bugs. 


• Native-level understanding of target language and culture 

• Good written/verbal communication in English 

• Ability to type in native language with local keyboard (Min. 45wpm) 

• US Work Authorization 

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Engaging Eurasia Teacher Fellowship

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Are you or do you know a high school or community college educator interested in broadening knowledge of the unique history, geopolitical atmosphere, and current events in Eurasia? The application deadline for the Engaging Eurasia Teacher Fellowship has been extended! Applications are now due May 15, 2020.

The yearlong competitive fellowship is open to both part-time and full-time educators at the high school and community college level who are interested in deepening their understanding of the history and current events of the post-Soviet space. Fellows will do this through online sessions with expert faculty and scholars, and an in-person (at Harvard University) workshop during spring semester in 2021. In addition to content about regional and international conflicts and disputes, the fellowship will provide an overview of mediation theory and strategies.

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