The Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies (GIRS) congratulates 2019 and 2020 Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (MSSR) experts Jon Finer and Jake Sullivan on their appointments to the Biden administration, and welcomes renowned Russian writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya to MSSR 2021.
What is the social impact of language learning apps? What is the role of technology in the classroom? Middlebury Institute Professor Gabriel Guillén publishes research on challenges and benefits of incorporating the digital world into the language class.
Middlebury Institute Professor Rana Issa recently hosted an improvised cooking lesson in Arabic, celebrating Lebanese culture and cuisine with students and their families, utilizing WhatsApp, colored pens, and pantry staples.
Middlebury Institute faculty members Jason Martel, Gabriel Guillén, and Claire Eagle presented a workshop highlighting innovative strategies used by faculty in the Summer Intensive Language Program at annual California Language Teachers Association (CLTA) conference.