Irina Dubinina

Lead Instructor, STARTALK Institute

Dr. Irina Dubinina holds a PhD in Second Language Acquisition in Russian from Bryn Mawr College. She has been director of the Russian language program at Brandeis University for seven years. Dr. Dubinina has 14 years of experience teaching Russian as a foreign language and an extensive background in teaching heritage speakers of Russian. Dr. Dubinina is also chair of the Foreign Language Oversight Committee and a consultant for the National Security Language Initiative for Youth. She has developed and led a number of teacher training seminars in Russia for teachers of Russian as a foreign language. She is a regular contributor and reviewer for the Online Resource Center for Teachers of Russian, has authored and co-authored several articles on heritage learners, and is one of the contributing authors of the 2nd edition of Live From Russia: Stage One (ACTR/Kendall). Dr. Dubinina has also been awarded the Doris Sill Carland Award for Excellence in Teaching from Bryn Mawr College (2007) and the Louis Dembitz Brandeis Price for Excellence in Teaching (2012).



Course List: 

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RUSS 6001 - 2nd Lang Acquisition &Pedagogy      


Summer 2016 Language Schools, 2-week Russian Startalk, Summer 2017 Language Schools, 2-week Russian Startalk, Summer 2018 Language Schools, 2-week Russian Startalk

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