Middlebury College (Teacher)
STARTALK: Proficiency-based pedagogy for Russian
- June 19, 2017 – June 23, 2017: (Online)
- July 13, 2017 – July 22, 2017: (Face-to-face)
- Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
The Middlebury School of Russian STARTALK program will enroll 16 participants, who are middle/high school teachers and graduate students in Russian and related fields, in a residential program that will last 17 days (5 days online and 12 days on-site) and over 70 hours of instruction. By the end of the program, participants will develop or significantly improve their understanding of the fundamentals of second language acquisition theories as they apply to teaching Russian, and gain hands-on experience with STARTALK-endorsed teaching principles, which inform curriculum development, lesson planning, task design and performance-based assessment. The participants will also have an opportunity to expand their professional networks and practice Russian language during program sessions as well as during formal and informal interactions with the Middlebury Russian School’s faculty and students.