Middlebury Language Schools

 

Olga Oleynik

Faculty

University of South Florida
Kandidatskaya, Pushkin Institute of Russian Language, Moscow

Originally from Volgograd (former Stalingrad), I received my MA in Russian Linguistics from Moscow State University and my PhD in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language from Pushkin Institute of Russian Language. For more than twenty years I have been teaching a broad range of courses in Russian as a Foreign Language at Volgograd State Technical University, including Russian for special purposes, stylistics, conversation, grammar, and media language.

After my family moved to the UK in 1995, I was an Assistant Professor at Liverpool John Moores University. In addition to teaching courses in grammar, conversation, translation, interpreting, I was Russian program coordinator. Later, I taught an intensive course in oral presentation for finalists at Oxford University. I also taught at several Summer Language Schools and intensive courses in Russia and Austria.

My research interests are focused on criteria of selection of text materials, cross-cultural communication problems, and second/foreign language acquisition.

At the moment I teach first and second year Russian, and Analytical Reading to advanced level and heritage students at University of South Florida. I am a mentor of Russian Club at USF and I dedicate a lot of energy to my students who are so curious and enthusiastic about Russian culture.

I enjoy spending time with my children and try to infuse their interest in our Russian heritage. I also like gardening, watching historical and popular science documentaries and hill walking.

 

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

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

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

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

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