Inter-institutional Summer Immersion Russian Pedagogy Workshop
June 23-28, 2007 Middlebury College
This workshop is co-sponsored by the following Title VI Centers:
- the UCLA Center for World Languages,
- the University of Kansas Center for Russian,
- East European and Eurasian Studies,
- the National Capital Language Resource Center
(jointly directed by Georgetown University, George Washington University, and the Center for Applied Linguistics), and the
- University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia,
- with additional support from Middlebury College, and will be held on the Middlebury campus.
About a dozen workshop participants will be given a stipend covering travel, lodging and food to come to Middlebury for classes on cutting edge pedagogy including the following topics:
- Enhanced input approaches to teaching (William Comer, University of Kansas),
- Heritage learners in the Russian curriculum (Olga Kagan, UCLA),
- Using technology for teaching listening and reading (Richard Robin, George Washington University),
- Teaching at the advanced level (Benjamin Rifkin, Temple University).
The program is designed to meet the needs of college-level instructors of Russian; participants may be tenured or tenure-track faculty, lecturers, or graduate student teaching assistants. In addition to the workshop, participants will have opportunities to observe instruction at a leading Russian-language summer program in the US and participate in the cultural programming of the Middlebury Russian School. Participants are required to observe and support the Middlebury Language Pledge while on campus; class sessions will be conducted in Russian. Faculty and participants arrive on Saturday, June 23, 2007 and depart the Middlebury campus by noon on Thursday, June 28, 2007.
Applications must be submitted electronically by February 15, 2007. Access the application by clicking the link on the right.
Published: Wednesday, December 13, 2006