Application Deadline May 20!This institute is a three week program designed for both beginning and advanced students understanding the Russian language and culture and is for students in grades 9-12. The residential program will meet June 8 through June 27, 2014 with in-classroom experience on Mondays-Fridays. Instructor led trips will be provided during the weekends.
Please print, complete and send in the application below.
Morning classes will provide an intensive focus on the Russian language; afternoon sessions will focus on various aspects of Russian culture; and instructor lead trips will further enhance and reinforce the classroom learning and further enforce cross-cultural learning. All evening activities are monitored and supervised by resident counselors who are completed ECU Russian minors. The institute will include several follow-up opportunities for the participants through January 2015 to continue the reinforcement of the intensive summer institute. Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya is the project director and lead instructor for the summer institute. She will be joined by Dr. Valentina Lepuri from University of Mississippi in Oxford.
These instructors will focus on the instruction of the Russian language. Both are native speakers and provide Russian language and cultural instruction for their respective universities.
For questions please contact Dr. Sukholutskaya at 580-559-5293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please mail/email your completed application (see attachment below) to Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya at email@example.com or to
Department of English and Languages
East Central University
1100 E. 14th St.
Ada, OK 74820
Or Fax to: (580) 559-5345 Attn: Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya
1. One thing I liked the most about Startalk was learning about a culture I had no knowledge of.
2. The most valuable thing to me is getting to learn about things I love, whether it's music, language, or science.
- Sarah Morgan
Startalk 2012 was the most important piece for the development of my Russian whether I enjoyed the staff, the kids but most importantly I enjoyed Mara Sukholutskaya's organization and trips. whether it be the trip to the reservation or the classes about the Russian people. More important than the language and social life of the camp was the fact that it taught me a lot about Russian culture and made me think about how much I love the culture and people.
- Louis Ship, Denver, Colorado
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