K-12 Opp: Call for Russian Teachers and Professors for a Summer STARTALK Program

Deadline: March 31, 2015


Faculty members in The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages (part of the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Irina Kostina, lecturer; Anna Kolesnikova, visiting professor; and Marina Kostina, CEO Wired@Heart have received the fourth grant from STARTALK, a unit of the federal National Security Language Initiative, for their program “Bridging the Gap through Standards and Technology: STARTALK for Teachers”.

This summer program (120 instructional hours) starts with an online module on June 22, 2015 and ends with a three-day on-site workshop and conference at the University of Iowa (July 20, 21, 22, 2015).

The program provides unique professional training for teachers of Russian as a foreign language in the United States. Our program focuses on teaching standards accepted both in the U.S. and Russia for teaching Russian as a foreign language, unique issues of teaching in distance learning environments and practical training in using instructional technology for teaching.

CEU credits will be provided for participation in this program.

Please apply online:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TG67XNG

All applications must be received by March 31, 2015.

We invite instructors of Russian at K-12 and college level as well as graduate students to participate in our program.
For further information please contact: Irina Kostina, Ph.D., 319-335-0171, irina-kostina@uiowa.edu.