May 22, 2011

REEI Professional Development Grant for K-12 Russian Teachers in Summer 2011

REEI Professional Development Grant for K-12 Russian Teachers in Summer 2011
Offered by the Indiana University Russian and East European Institute (REEI), this grant will enable a non-native speaker or heritage speaker of Russian who currently teaches Russian in a US-based K-12 school to enhance his/her facility in Russian and to consult with leading instructors of Russian language on questions of Russian language pedagogy through participation in a four-week program of intensive Russian language study at the Indiana University Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages (SWSEEL) from June 17 through July 15, 2011. The $3500 grant will cover 5-credits tuition and all mandatory fees, with the remainder (approximately $1750) available for living and travel expenses. As a condition of the grant, the recipient must attend four weeks of Russian classes at SWSEEL, participate in the two-day SWSEEL methodology workshop on June 24-25, and produce at least one lesson plan for high school Russian classes to be published on the REEI website.

SWSEEL provides intensive instruction in Russian language at all levels in a multi-aspectual program that integrates work on the four skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing while also focusing on the development of grammar and vocabulary. Students at most levels undertake a comprehensive language development course as well as individual courses in phonetics, conversation, and listening comprehension. At the topmost levels, students take a comprehensive language course and an additional course in contemporary Russian media. Class work in Russian is supplemented with a broad array of extra-curricular activities that provide additional cultural and linguistic enrichment.

To apply, please send to Mark Trotter at martrott at Indiana dot edu a statement of approximately 250 words that includes a description of the Russian program in which you teach and provides detail on your training and goals as a teacher of Russian language. Preference will be given to applications from teachers who have never received support from Indiana University for study of Russian at SWSEEL.

For more information on SWSEEL, go to:

Mark Trotter
Assistant Director/Outreach Coordinator
Russian and East European Institute
Indiana University
Ballantine Hall 565
1020 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-6615
(812) 856-5247
martrott at indiana dot edu

Liverman, E. [SEELANGS] REEI Professional Development Grant for K-12 Russian Teachers in Summer 2011, June 17 through July 15. SEELANGS listserv (, 18 May 2011).

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