Middlebury Language School Graduate Programs

 

Mount Holyoke College, MA
MA, Applied Linguistics, University of California, Davis
MA, Linguistics and Translation, Institute of Asian and African Countries, Moscow State University

I was born in Moscow into a family of orientalists. Following in my parents' footsteps, I entered the Institute of Asian and African Countries and, after six years of studying Indian languages and literatures in Moscow and New Delhi, graduated with an MA in Linguistics and Translation. Right upon entering a PhD program at the Moscow Institute of Oriental Studies, I moved to the United States and enrolled into an MA program in Applied Linguistics/TESOL at the University of California, Davis. After graduation, I taught English as a Second Language classes at colleges in California, Massachusetts, and Vermont. My background in linguistics, experience in language teaching, native knowledge of Russian, and continuous interest in Russian literature and culture brought me to the Department of German and Russian at the University of Vermont. There I taught all levels of Russian language, Russian literature and culture courses, as well as seminars on Russian writers. I am a Master Teacher in the Dartmouth College-based Rassias Foundation® Russian program and conduct intensive Rassias Method Russian language courses throughout the United States. My academic interests include teaching methodology for Russian language and Russian literature of the 20th century.

 

 
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RUSS 3102 - Introductory Russian      

For students with very little or no previous classroom instruction in Russian. Starting from scratch, with a weekend “survival Russian” course before taking the language pledge, students learn the alphabet and learn to read and understand spoken Russian, learn to write and speak Russian in basic and predictable contexts (ordering a meal in a restaurant, asking directions on the street). Students master the basic grammatical structures of the language and acquire a beginning vocabulary, practiced in weekly compositions. Students completing this course typically have novice high or intermediate low language skills.

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Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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RUSS 3103 - Introductory Russian      

For students with very little or no previous classroom instruction in Russian. Starting from scratch, with a weekend “survival Russian” course before taking the language pledge, students learn the alphabet and learn to read and understand spoken Russian, learn to write and speak Russian in basic and predictable contexts (ordering a meal in a restaurant, asking directions on the street). Students master the basic grammatical structures of the language and acquire a beginning vocabulary, practiced in weekly compositions. Students completing this course typically have novice high or intermediate low language skills.

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Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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RUSS 3104 - Introductory Russian      

For students with very little or no previous classroom instruction in Russian. Starting from scratch, with a weekend “survival Russian” course before taking the language pledge, students learn the alphabet and learn to read and understand spoken Russian, learn to write and speak Russian in basic and predictable contexts (ordering a meal in a restaurant, asking directions on the street). Students master the basic grammatical structures of the language and acquire a beginning vocabulary, practiced in weekly compositions. Students completing this course typically have novice high or intermediate low language skills.

Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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RUSS 3105 - Introductory Russian      

For students with very little or no previous classroom instruction in Russian. Starting from scratch, with a weekend “survival Russian” course before taking the language pledge, students learn the alphabet and learn to read and understand spoken Russian, learn to write and speak Russian in basic and predictable contexts (ordering a meal in a restaurant, asking directions on the street). Students master the basic grammatical structures of the language and acquire a beginning vocabulary, practiced in weekly compositions. Students completing this course typically have novice high or intermediate low language skills.

Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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