Resource: The Linguists Family – Семья лингвистов

We are an Italian-Belarusian couple and live in Italy. We have recently launched a YouTube channel to help people learn Russian.

In our videos you will find short dialogues in Russian with Russian and English subtitles.

Each video has a page of exercises (+ key) written by Agata, the native half of the family. Actually, in addition to being a YouTuber, Agata teaches Russian, Belorussian and Polish.

Resource: Translation YouTube channel

Перевод жив: переводчики о переводе

In our weekly video lectures, running between 8 and 20 minutes, we talk about specific aspects of translation, interpretation, TI theory, and the training of translators and interpreters in what we believe is an accessible and mildly entertaining manner. 
We don’t talk fast and try to use a lot of visuals, so some our videos may be suitable material for intermediate students of Russian as well. 

Resource: Foreign Language Teaching Podcast

Foreign Language Teaching Podcast 

Podcast host Dr. Natalie McCauley and her guest discuss a number of topics related to language teaching and assessment, such as:
– how attending an ACTFL oral proficiency workshop changed Dr. Rifkin’s teaching;
– why it is important to study abroad and why just “being there is not enough”;
– how teachers can reduce their presence in the classroom so that students get more time to use the language;
– why a successful language classroom is a ‘noisy’ classroom;
– the concept of “intensity of engagement’ as an alternative approach to lesson planning;
– how Dr. Rifkin assigns and structures students’ presentations; 
– ways to sustain students’ motivation as they continue their study of Russian, and many others.
You can listen to the interview on its page or on your favorite podcast platform (iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify).

Resource: Data and Donuts Workshop Series

Event Dates: Fridays at 3pm from Sept. 13 to October 18

Data & Donuts for Faculty, Staff, and Students

UT Libraries Research Data Services is hosting their popular Data & Donuts (yes, there will be donuts!) workshop series on Fridays at 3:00pm beginning September 13 through October 18 in the Perry-Castañeda Library’s Learning Commons. On September 13, Research Data Services Coordinator Jessica Trelogan will kick off the series with “Managing Research Data: a Guide to Good Practice.”

Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair

Event Date: Wed., September 4, 2019

1 pm-7pm (EST) | online

If you do it, we need it. Science and technology. Business and mathematics. Foreign language and human resources. The United States Intelligence Community (IC) employs thousands of professionals in a wide variety of occupations.And we are currently looking for qualified candidates to fill key openings.

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, you can meet representatives from nine U.S. intelligence agencies during the 2019 Spring Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair. Reserve your spot today!

From the comfort of your computer or mobile device, you can:

  • Visit agency booths to explore available job opportunities
  • Chat with recruiters and subject matter experts
  • Learn about internships and other student opportunities
Continue reading “Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair”

Lang. Training/Podcast: Зелёная лампа (The Green Lamp)

The host of this podcast is a PhD in Russian literature, a school literature teacher from Saint Petersburg with 40 years of experience. In every episode a professional actor reads a short story, followed and/or preceded by a discussion where the host helps listeners to analyze and understand the story.
The entire podcast is in Russian, although the works selected by the teacher are not necessarily written by Russian authors. The show makes an emphasis on finding links between Russian and foreign literature and overall seems to have somewhat of a globalist slant: it is produced collaboratively by a Russian/Ukrainian/American team.
The show is professionally produced and is a good opportunity for Russian learners to hear a pure, rich Russian language while enjoying a quality discussion of familiar works.

Podcast: The Slavic Connexion

“The Slavic Connexion” from The University of Texas at Austin

This semester, students from the UT Slavic Department launched a new podcast called The Slavic Connexion. Each week the students, lead by grad student/filmmaker Michelle Daniel and hosted by grad students Thomas Rehnquist and Matthew Orr, and undergrads Milena Djordjevic-Kisacanin and Lauren Nyquist, take turns interviewing UT faculty, students and visiting speakers to the Department. The podcast is a fresh international chat show meant to share research, ideas, and culture in digestible episodes within and between academic institutions globally.

Check out the podcast on their website or on your favorite streaming platform to learn more!