Middlebury Language Schools

 

St. Petersburg State University
Kandidatskaya, Leningrad State University

My native country is Russia, my native city Irkutsk, and my home and my work are now in St. Petersburg. My career began in Irkutsk, where I studied at the university. Since then I have taught Russian as a second language. I defended my dissertation at St. Petersburg University. My research interests focus on Russian syntax and the language of Mass Media, on which I have published several articles and instructional materials. I have taught Russian to foreigners in Russia and the United States for four years (at the University of Maryland and Middlebury College). I am currently a Visiting Professor in the Republic of Korea. When I have free time, I enjoy all kinds of activities: travel, swimming and fitness, theater, movies, literature, and handcrafts.

 

Courses

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RUSS 3398 - Advanced Russian I      

For students with at least 350 hours of prior formal instruction in Russian, or fewer hours of formal instruction but a semester or more in Russia. In this class, students already have a firm grasp of the grammatical problems in Russian, such as participles, verbal adverbs, quantitative expressions (measurements and other numeric expressions), and verbs of motion. Students work hard on expanding their vocabulary in this course, building up semantic fields in various topic areas related to both everyday and political/societal topics (active vocabulary of 2,250 words). Students watch Russian films, read short stories, poetry, and newspaper articles, complete listening and writing assignments on journalistic topics, and complete oral assignments including the preparation and delivery of short presentations. We expect students to complete this course with intermediate high to advanced low language skills.

Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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RUSS 3399 - Advanced Russian I      

For students with at least 350 hours of prior formal instruction in Russian, or fewer hours of formal instruction but a semester or more in Russia. In this class, students already have a firm grasp of the grammatical problems in Russian, such as participles, verbal adverbs, quantitative expressions (measurements and other numeric expressions), and verbs of motion. Students work hard on expanding their vocabulary in this course, building up semantic fields in various topic areas related to both everyday and political/societal topics (active vocabulary of 2,250 words). Students watch Russian films, read short stories, poetry, and newspaper articles, complete listening and writing assignments on journalistic topics, and complete oral assignments including the preparation and delivery of short presentations. We expect students to complete this course with intermediate high to advanced low language skills.

Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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RUSS 3400 - Advanced Russian I      

For students with at least 350 hours of prior formal instruction in Russian, or fewer hours of formal instruction but a semester or more in Russia. In this class, students already have a firm grasp of the grammatical problems in Russian, such as participles, verbal adverbs, quantitative expressions (measurements and other numeric expressions), and verbs of motion. Students work hard on expanding their vocabulary in this course, building up semantic fields in various topic areas related to both everyday and political/societal topics (active vocabulary of 2,250 words). Students watch Russian films, read short stories, poetry, and newspaper articles, complete listening and writing assignments on journalistic topics, and complete oral assignments including the preparation and delivery of short presentations. We expect students to complete this course with intermediate high to advanced low language skills.

Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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RUSS 3401 - Advanced Russian I      

For students with at least 350 hours of prior formal instruction in Russian, or fewer hours of formal instruction but a semester or more in Russia. In this class, students already have a firm grasp of the grammatical problems in Russian, such as participles, verbal adverbs, quantitative expressions (measurements and other numeric expressions), and verbs of motion. Students work hard on expanding their vocabulary in this course, building up semantic fields in various topic areas related to both everyday and political/societal topics (active vocabulary of 2,250 words). Students watch Russian films, read short stories, poetry, and newspaper articles, complete listening and writing assignments on journalistic topics, and complete oral assignments including the preparation and delivery of short presentations. We expect students to complete this course with intermediate high to advanced low language skills.

Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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