Category Archives: Professional Development

Prof. Devt: STARTALK Institute for Russian Teachers (Middlebury)

Deadline to Apply: March 25, 2019

Proficiency-Based Pedagogy for Russian: STARTALK Institute for Teachers In Middlebury Russian School

The applications for the STARTALK Summer program at Middlebury College Davis School of Russian are due March 25!

The Institute is a fantastic place for teachers of Russian – novice and experiences alike – to explore the principles of second language acquisition and proficiency-based instruction amidst the blue mountains of Vermont.

The Institute includes 10 days of online classes and a residential session on campus, both required. Continue reading

Prof. Devt: Careers in Diplomacy—UT CREEES Alumni Serving in the US State Department (video conference)

Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 11:15 AM

This video conference will take place via Zoom, which can be accessed via computer or smartphone. To join the video conference, register here.

** See more information and how to join us live on the UT campus in Burdine Hall 480 on our website. **

CREEES is proud to present a video conference for students and alumni to meet two of our alumni serving in US Embassies abroad — Lance Erickson (Astana) and Brian Selman (Warsaw) — to hear their stories and get their advice on the path to a diplomatic career. Continue reading

Travel/Study Abroad: Summer Georgian Courses with SRAS

Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2019; April 15, 2019

SRAS invites anyone interested in Georgia to participate in two new summer courses located in this incredible country! They are hosting a Foodways course in June open to all levels from undergraduates to faculty as well as a continuing education course for educators on Ukraine and Georgia. The Foodways program will be led by Dr. Michael Denner, whose English translation of Georgian recipes is also shared below! Continue reading

Prof. Devt: ACFL Summer Institute (UW Madison)

Deadline for Applications: May 3, 2019

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has announced a 2019 ACFL Proficiency and Performance Summer Institute on their campus. The institute will include a dedicated 4-day ACTFL OPI Assessment Workshop in Russian.

The dates of the OPI-Russian workshop are June 3-6.

Participants in the workshop will be introduced to the ACTFL rating scale, the structure of the OPI, and techniques for administering and rating the OPI. Participants will observe and conduct practice interviews across all proficiency levels, Novice through Superior. Participation in this workshop is the first step toward becoming an ACTFL-certified OPI Tester with Full Certification. Continue reading

Prof. Devt: Teaching Russian Phonetics and Intonation (Webinar)

Webinar is Sunday, March 17, 2019

Join TeachRussian for a webinar on teaching Russian phonetics and intonation this Sunday, March 17, 2019!

About the webinar:

Как “ставить” фонетику иностранцам?

Какие основные трудности испытывают иностранные студенты при овладении русской фонетикой и интонацией? Как объяснять и отрабатывать звуки русского языка и интонационные модели?

Все это и много другое мы обсудим в ходе вебинара “Фоне

Вебинар ведет: Архипецкая Мария Вячеславовна, к.ф.н., старший преподаватель кафедры русского языка как иностранного и методики его преподавания Санкт-Петербургского государственного университета (Россия), координатор курса фонетики летней программы Русской школы в Миддлбери колледже с 2012 года. Работает в СПбГУ более 20 лет (с 1995 года), преподает русский язык на американской программе CIEE, а также на программах со студентами из Великобритании, Канады и Японии.

Вебинар (участие и видеозапись) доступны бесплатно всем подписчикам сайта TeachRussian c годовой или месячной подпиской.
Для всех остальных стоимость участия – $8.99.
Желающим высылается сертификат участника.
Зарегистрируйтесь сегодня!

Prof. Devt: STARTALK Summer Program on Pedagogy (Middlebury)

Deadline for Applications: March 25, 2019

The STARTALK Institute at Middlebury is intended for current and prospective teachers of Russian. The principles of second language acquisition and proficiency-based instruction will serve as the foundation for this intensive pedagogy program.

The Institute is a fantastic place for teachers of Russian – novice and experiences alike – to explore the principles of second language acquisition and proficiency-based instruction amidst the blue mountains of Vermont. It includes 10 days of online classes and a residential session on campus, both required.

Online Session: June 24 – July 3, 2019 (required)
Residential Session on Middlebury Campus: July 7 – 21, 2019 (required)

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Prof. Devt: ACTR Webinar on Oral History in Russian Lang. Curriculum

Register by March 5, 2019

Oral History Projects in the Russian-Language Curriculum

In this webinar, Benjamin Rifkin and Colleen Lucey discuss how oral history projects can be used in the Russian language curriculum to the benefit of students, departments, and community partners. They will discuss what oral history projects are, how to organize and implement them, and discuss how such activities provide students with meaningful communicative interactions with native speakers. The presenters will share the example of an oral history project conducted at The College of New Jersey as evidence of the positive impact such initiatives can have on student motivation for the study of Russian.  Continue reading

K-12: Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program (Czech & Slovak Republics)

Deadline for Applications: March 27, 2019

Apply Now to the FY 2019 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program!

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides short-term seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities to improve their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Each seminar features educational lectures and activities specifically designed for the group, including visits to local schools and organizations, meetings with teachers and students, and visits to cultural sites. Participants draw on their experiences during the program to create new, cross-cultural curricula for their classrooms and school systems back in the U.S.

In 2019, summer programs will be offered in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic, Taiwan, and Uruguay. A total of 48 awards are available (16 per program). The program covers airfare, room and board, and program costs. Teacher participants are responsible for a cost-share of $600. Continue reading

Grad Program: Summer Medieval Slavic Institute (Ohio State)

Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2019

Medieval Slavic Summer Institute 2019
June 17-July 12, 2019
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, USA

A four-week intensive program hosted by the Hilandar Research Library, the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies, and the department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University.  The Institute (MSSI) offers lectures in two areas: Practical Slavic Codicology and Readings in Church Slavonic. Manuscript material on microform from the Hilandar Research Library’s extensive holdings forms a large part of the lectures and exercises. There is also a program of lectures on related topics, and other activities.

The 10th Biennial Medieval Slavic Summer Institute is open to qualified graduate students from universities that do not have a tradition of teaching Slavic Cyrillic palaeography, codicology, and readings in Church Slavonic.

For more information:
Apply online:

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

Internship: English language teaching assistant or TEFL educator (Kazakhstan)

The Center for International Programs, also known as Bolashak international scholarship administrator, has recently launched a new program to attract foreign volunteers into Kazakhstani universities. It supports implementation of the government program to enhance trilingual capacity of our education system and ultimately aims to back a state policy in boosting a share of Kazakhstani population speaking English.

Volunteers will be working as English language teaching assistants or TEFL educators from 1 up to 6 months in any local university or college. The university will be taking care of their accommodation and meal for the entire duration of the program (some host institutions may cover roundtrip flight tickets).

This program provides students pursuing a degree in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies with an opportunity to discover Central Asia whilst teaching English at local universities.

Please find the program presentation in the link to the official website: