Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space
- July 29, 2019 – August 23, 2019: (Face-to-face)
- University of Washington, Seattle, WA
The STARTALK Student Program, “Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space,” aims to enroll 20 high school and early college Russian heritage students in a four-week intensive STEM-based language program meeting five hours a day for a total of 100 instructional hours. The program intends to increase students’ proficiency in Interpretive Reading, Presentational Speaking, and Presentational Writing. For the Interpersonal Mode, students will increase their linguistic accuracy and sensitivity to cultural norms, e.g., social register and extended linguistic forms not typically encountered in intimate family speech. Students will be able to earn five University of Washington credits by enrolling in RUSS 499 and also have an opportunity to complete language proficiency assessments that high school students may be able to use in order to receive up to four high school competency-based credits. The language proficiency assessment results may also qualify the students to receive the state Seal of Biliteracy. All students will receive placement results for future study of Russian at the UW.