22 English Teaching Assistants gathered in Moscow on September 21st-25th for the in-country orientation. As part of the orientation, the ETAs participated in training sessions, which were conducted by an English Language Fellow in Moscow John Kotnarowski and Russian FLTA Alumni Marina Zakharova and Margarita Kharlova. The training sessions covered cultural adjustment and English language teaching strategies that could help young teachers work with Russian students. The group also visited the US Embassy for a short briefing on safety, visa registration and the current political climate. The newly appointed Ambassador, John Tefft, stopped by to meet the Fulbrighters , say a few welcoming words, and wish them luck.
After the training the ETAs departed to their host cities, located all over Russia (from Kaliningrad in the West to Vladivostok in the Far East), where they will be teaching English language to university students during the 2014-15 academic year.
39 Fulbright U.S. Students, including 28 ETAs and 11 Research Fellows, gathered in Moscow on January 27-28, 2014 for the Mid-Year Enrichment Seminar. During the event Fulbrighters had a unique opportunity to meet once again after living in Russia for several months, and share their stories with each other. Both students and ETAs had a chance to make short presentations about their personal experience and professional success.
Fulbright-Hays grantee Tony Lin gave a piano concert on October 18, 2013 at Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH). The concert was dedicated to 164th anniversary of Frédéric Chopin's death. The program included works by F. Chopin, G. Gershwin, D. Shostakovich, F. Schubert, J. S. Bach, S. Prokofiev.
Tony Lin is a winner of several American pianist competitions, and a PhD Candidate at the Slavic Studies Department of University of California, Berkeley. Tony is in Moscow on a Fulbright-Hays Grant which includes an internship at the Russian-American Academic Center for American Studies, RSUH.
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