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Best Practices for Teachers of Russian: A Professionalization Roundtable

with Dr. Thomas J. Garza, Dr. Yekaterina Cotey, Dr. Marina Potoplyak, and Dr. Michael Pesenson

Fri, October 23, 2015 | BUR 231

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Faculty, graduate students, and interested undergrads are cordially invited to learn more about the latest tendencies and best practices in Russian pedagogy used by faculty in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at UT.

Four presentations addressing each level of proficiency in Russian, from novice to superior, will focus on current topics in Russian language pedagogy, including flipped classroom, content course design, curricular alignment with Russian and American proficiency-based assessment, and others.

As an informational presentation for those who are interested ​in the progression of learning Russian at UT and a unique professionalization opportunity for graduate students, this roundtable offers a direct insight into current pedagogical approaches, assessment methods, and other relevant issues in teaching Russian at a college level.

  • Dr. Thomas J. Garza First-Year Russian and Flipped Classroom 
  • Dr. Yekaterina Cotey Phonetic Exercises in Second- Year Russian 
  • Dr. Marina Potoplyak Aligning Third-Year Russian with Russian and American Proficiency Rating Systems 
  • Dr. Michael Pesenson and Dr. Thomas Jesús Garza Designing Russian Content Courses (Fourth Year and Beyond)

Sponsored by: the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies & the Texas Language Center

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