Middlebury Language School Graduate Programs

 

Petia Alexieva

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PhD in Slavic Linguistics expected June 2013, University of Chicago
MA in Linguistics, University of South Carolina, Columbia
MA/BA in English Language and Literature, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria 

I have been teaching level 3 Russian at Middlebury for several summers in a row and am thrilled to be the lead instructor for the course this coming summer.

For most of my adult life, I have been learning and teaching languages. The three languages I am fluent in are Russian, English, and Bulgarian (native), and they are the ones I have also taught. Mastering and maintaining a language is a lifetime process. Even keeping one's native language up takes commitment and a lively interest in both linguistic and cultural information. This is why I do not consider the languages I have dabbled in to be languages I know. As a natural result of being a language learner and teacher, I have developed research interests in second language acquisition and in foreign language teaching.

In my free time I enjoy yoga and meditation, as well as biking, hiking, and traveling.

 

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RUSS 3202 - Basic Intermediate Russian      

For students with approximately 150 hours of prior formal classroom instruction in Russian. In this class, students review the basic grammatical and syntactical structures of the Russian language and improve their mastery of this foundation of the language while acquiring an active vocabulary of approximately 1,500 words. Students typically complete this course with intermediate-mid language skills.

LNG

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

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RUSS 3203 - Basic Intermediate Russian      

For students with approximately 150 hours of prior formal classroom instruction in Russian. In this class, students review the basic grammatical and syntactical structures of the Russian language and improve their mastery of this foundation of the language while acquiring an active vocabulary of approximately 1,500 words. Students typically complete this course with intermediate-mid language skills.

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

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RUSS 3204 - Basic Intermediate Russian      

For students with approximately 150 hours of prior formal classroom instruction in Russian. In this class, students review the basic grammatical and syntactical structures of the Russian language and improve their mastery of this foundation of the language while acquiring an active vocabulary of approximately 1,500 words. Students typically complete this course with intermediate-mid language skills.

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

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RUSS 3205 - Basic Intermediate Russian      

For students with approximately 150 hours of prior formal classroom instruction in Russian. In this class, students review the basic grammatical and syntactical structures of the Russian language and improve their mastery of this foundation of the language while acquiring an active vocabulary of approximately 1,500 words. Students typically complete this course with intermediate-mid language skills.

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

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RUSS 0102 - Beginning Russian      

Beginning Russian
This course is a continuation of RUSS 0101. (RUSS 0101 or equivalent)

LNG WTR

Winter 2015

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