Struggles and Triumphs of Language Learning

Before travelling to Russia, I was fairly confident in my Russian language abilities. Even without a native level of speaking, I was not too nervous about making my way around St. Petersburg. I soon realized, however, that a fairly good level of speaking in class is completely different than an ability to speak with native …

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Academic Culture- KZ to USA

This fall, I began to teach a class of students on how to write essays in English for college applications. It has easily been one of the most rewarding experiences that I have had since my arrival. The students here have such a thirst for knowledge, regardless of how boring the subject material may be. …

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The Russian Classroom

The following blog post is from Abigail Greene, a Fulbright-Hays fellow from the Fall 2017 Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies cohort. For more information about the Fulbright-Hays fellowship, please visit our website. In my Russian classes we often talked about the differences between American and Russian classrooms and views on education. Adjusting to the …

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