The Art of Teaching Russian
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List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction

Part I. The State of the Profession

1. Language Education in the United States: Yesterday, Today, and TomorrowAline Germain-Rutherford

2. Looking Back, Moving Forward: Teaching and Learning Russian in the United States in the Post-Soviet EraCynthia L. Martin

3. Russian Programs in the 21st-Century University: Preparing for the FutureAngelika Kraemer, Jason Merrill, and David Prestel

4. Russian Language Readiness in Graduate Teaching Assistants: Implications for Teaching and LearningCori 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 CultureThomas J. Garza

6. The Goals of Collegiate Learners of Russian and the US Standards for Learning LanguagesDianna Murphy, Narek Sahakyan, and Sally Sieloff Magnan

Part III. Approaches to Teaching Russian

7. The Shifting Paradigm in Russian Language Pedagogy: From Communicative Language Teaching to Transformative Language Learning and TeachingBetty Lou Leaver and Christine Campbell

8. Reconceptualizing Grammar Instruction: Making It Meaningful and CommunicativeWilliam J. Comer

9. Content, Language, and Task in Advanced RussianLynne deBenedette

10. Oral History in the Russian Language Curriculum: A Transformative Learning ExperienceBenjamin Jens, Colleen Lucey, and Benjamin Rifkin

11. 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 ReflectionsOlga E. Kagan and Anna S. Kudyma

13. Addressing the Representation of Diversity in Russian Language Textbooks Rachel Stauffer

14. Corpus Linguistics and Russian Language PedagogyOlesya Kisselev and Edie Furniss

Part V. Teaching Culture

15. Developing Intercultural Competence in a Russian Language ClassEkaterina Nemtchinova

16. The Literary Canon and Precedent Texts in Teaching Russian Language and Culture at the Intermediate LevelTatiana Smorodinska

17. Extracurricular Activities in Russian Language and Culture Programs: Challenges and Perspectives Alla Epsteyn and Maia Solovieva

Part VI. Teaching and Learning Russian with Technology

18. Mixing it Up with Blended LearningShannon Spasova and Kristen Welsh

19. Research-Based Internet Writing Projects in the Russian CurriculumCori Anderson and Irina Walsh

EditorsList of ContributorsIndex

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A comprehensive guide to Russian-language instruction combining the latest research, pedagogy, and practice

About the Author

Evgeny Dengub is a teaching professor of Russian and director of the Russian Basic Language Program at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He is coauthor of Panorama: Intermediate Russian Language and Culture (Georgetown University Press, 2017).

Irina Dubinina is an associate professor of Russian at Brandeis University, where she directs the Russian-language program. She is coauthor of Rodnaya rech': An Introductory Course for Heritage Learners of Russian (Georgetown University Press, 2019).

Jason Merrill is a professor of Russian at Michigan State University and is the director of the Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian at Middlebury College. He is the coauthor of the textbooks Russian Folktales: A Reader for Students of Russian and Animation for Russian Conversation.

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The Art of Teaching Russian: Research, Pedagogy, and Practice will clearly be filling the existing gap and hopefully creating a bridge to more data and research in the field as well as a development of more innovative teaching materials, including textbooks for different levels of proficiency and online programs with new technologically mediated teaching methods. The book should also facilitate the conversation about teaching and learning Russian among Russian instructors and promote further research in the field.
*Rocky Mountain Review*

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