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The Art of Teaching Russian

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The Art of Teaching Russian offers Russian-language practitioners current research, pedagogy, and specific methodologies for teaching the Russian language and culture in the twenty-first century. With contributions from the leading professionals in the field, this collection covers the most important aspects of teaching the Russian language.
Acknowledgments Introduction Abbreviations Part I. The State of the Profession1. Language Education in the United States: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Aline Germain-Rutherford2. Looking Back, Moving Forward: Teaching and Learning Russian in the United States in the Post-Soviet Era Cynthia L. Martin3. Russian Programs in the Twenty-First Century University: Preparing for the Future Angelika Kraemer, Jason Merrill, and David Prestel4. Russian Language Readiness in Graduate Teaching Assistants: Implications for Teaching and Learning Cori Anderson, Julia Mikhailova, and Anna Tumarkin Part II. The Teaching of Russian and the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages 5. Making the Standards the Standard: World-Readiness Standards and the Teaching of Russian Language and Culture Thomas J. Garza6. The Goals of Collegiate Learners of Russian and the US Standards for Learning Languages Dianna Murphy, Narek Sahakyan, and Sally Sieloff Magnan Part III. Approaches to Teaching Russian7. The Shifting Paradigm in Russian Language Programs from Communicative Language Teaching to Transformative Instructional Approaches to Teaching and Learning Betty Lou Leaver and Christine Campbell8. Reconceptualizing Grammar Instruction: Making It Meaningful and Communicative William J. Comer9. Intersections and Bridges: Content, Language, and Task in Advanced Russian Lynne deBenedette10. Oral History in the Russian Language Curriculum: A Transformative Learning Experience Benjamin Jens, Colleen Lucey, and Benjamin Rifkin11. Language and Cultural Learning through Song: Three Complementary ContextsKaren Evans-Romaine, Stuart Goldberg, Susan Kresin, and Vicki Galloway Part IV. Curriculum and Materials Development 12. Developing a Textbook: A Framework and Reflections Olga E. Kagan and Anna S. Kudyma13. Addressing the Representation of Diversity in Russian Language Textbooks Rachel Stauffer14. Corpus Linguistics and Russian Language Pedagogy Olesya Kisselev and Edie Furniss Part V. Teaching Culture15. Developing Intercultural Competence in a Russian Language Class Ekaterina Nemtchinova16. The Literary Canon and Precedent Texts in Teaching Russian Language and Culture at the Intermediate Level Tatiana Smorodinska 17. Extracurricular Activities: Challenges and Perspectives in Russian Language and Culture Programs Alla Epsteyn and Maia Solovieva Part VI. Teaching and Learning Russian with Technology18. Mixing it Up with Blended Learning Shannon Spasova and Kristen Welsh 19. Research-Based Internet Writing Projects in the Russian Curriculum Cori Anderson and Irina Walsh List of Contributors Index
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