Middlebury Language School Graduate Programs

 

I was born and raised in Tomsk, a small university town in Eastern Siberia, Russia. I hold two Russian university degrees in foreign language education and social work, and an MA degree in foreign language education from The University of Iowa. While in Russia, I taught various language courses and courses on foreign language teaching methods. Also, I have taught advanced Russian courses and ESL courses at Cornell College and at The University of Iowa. I'm currently working on my PhD dissertation in second language acquisition with the focus on computer-mediated communication and second language identity. My research interests include socio-cultural and cognitive aspects of language learning, computer-assisted language learning (CALL), and language methodology. Although I have little free time, I do enjoy watching foreign films, attending multicultural events and fairs, traveling, trying new foods, and spending time with my family and friends. I love salsa dancing and devoting time to language study, which is linked to my goal of being a lifelong learner of foreign languages. English, French, German, Chinese, Latin, and Hebrew are languages which I have studied. I'm raising a wonderful bilingual girl, an avid language learner like myself, who helps me understand how languages are acquired in immersion environments and what challenges accompany this turbulent process.

 

Courses

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RUSS 3298 - Enhanced Intermediate Russian      

For students with approximately 200 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 1,700 words. We expect students to complete this course with intermediate-mid to intermediate high language skills.

Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013

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RUSS 3299 - Enhanced Intermediate Russian      

For students with approximately 200 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 1,700 words. We expect students to complete this course with intermediate-mid to intermediate high language skills.

Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013

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RUSS 3300 - Enhanced Intermediate Russian      

For students with approximately 200 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 1,700 words. We expect students to complete this course with intermediate-mid to intermediate high language skills.

Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013

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RUSS 3301 - Enhanced Intermediate Russian      

For students with approximately 200 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 1,700 words. We expect students to complete this course with intermediate-mid to intermediate high language skills.

Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013

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