"My experience in the Startalk Program proved invaluable in my formation as a Russian language instructor. In the program, I learned the nuts and bolts of language pedagogy in a way that was tailored specifically to the teaching of Russian. I was able to observe the classes taught by top-notch faculty in the premier summer Russian language program in the United States, and I received excellent feedback on teaching practices from Startalk organizers and fellow participants alike.
What makes this program unbeatable...is the collegiality of all interactions, whether among Startalk participants or with students and faculty of the Middlebury Russian School. I highly recommend this program to anyone who wishes to teach Russian at the secondary or post-secondary levels."
-- Cassio de Oliveira, 2013 Participant