Professional Development/Fellowship: US Teachers of Russian (Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan)

Deadline: February 15, 2024

American Councils and ACTR are pleased to announce the Summer Professional Development and Fellowship Opportunity for US Teachers of Russian at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan.    

Fifteen (15) U. S. teachers and two alternates will be accepted and funded for participation in the 2024 program, which will consist of small group work, individual tutorials, and seminars based on a curriculum which emphasizes four-skill communication in contemporary Russian, clarity and confidence of teacher self-expression, advanced grammar in context, and an expanded understanding of the diverse peoples and cultures that make up the Russian-speaking world today.  

The ACTR Board has recommended a priority in 2024 for in-service K-12 teachers and university-level instructors or teaching fellows holding a teaching appointment for AY 2024-25. Applications from teachers serving historically under-represented US populations are particularly encouraged.    

Participants will reside with local, Russian-speaking professional families and participate in cultural activities and excursions. American Councils shares academic leadership of the program with KazNU; on-site organizational and emergency support includes a full-time US resident director and dedicated local staff for the duration of the program.  

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive academic credit from Bryn Mawr College. More detailed information about the program can be found at:  

Please submit your applications here by February 15, 2024 and do not hesitate to contact me at with any questions.