Summer Institute 2012

The SEELRC Summer Institute on Slavic and Eurasian Languages: Acquisition, Techniques, and Technologies recently concluded.  University and K-12 Russian language teachers met in Durham, NC, on the campus of Duke University to hear presentations and to discuss important issues facing the profession. Among the topics discussed (along with links to some of the presentation materials) were:

  • Brain and Language: Acquisition, Maintenance, and Loss (Prof. Edna Andrews, SEELRC and Dept. of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, Duke U.) Presentation Notes
  • Принято: Russian Language Training at the NASA Johnson Space Center or ‘How I came to Love the FGB’ (Dr. Anthony J. Vanchu, Director, Language Education Center, NASA, Houston, TX)  Handout
  • Russian Culture and Language through Film (Prof. Elena Maksimova, Dept. of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, Duke U.) SEELRC Culture and Language Through Film
  • Copyright Issues in Preparing Russian Language Instructional Materials (Michael Newcity, Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, Duke U.)
  • Learning History through Music. Ernst Busch: the Voice of a German Communist in Stalinist Russia (Yana Lowry, Dept. of Music, Duke U.) Presentation Notes      
  • A Tour of Russian Cyber Space with the Russian Language Mentor (Dr. Bogdan B. Sagatov, Dept. of Defense) SEELRC Webliographies
  • Transcription and ScribeZone: Methodology and Technology (Susan Callahan, Dept. of Defense)
  • Duke Intense Global: A New Approach to Language and Culture Acquisition (Edna Andrews) Presentation Notes
  • Online Russian Grammatical Dictionary Project (Edna Andrews & Mark Garbrick, SEELRC) SEELRC Comparative Grammars
  • Language Policy in the Near Abroad (Michael Newcity)

SEELRC is planning to host another institute in 2013.  Anyone interested in receiving further information about it should email