The English Language Office (ELO) supports English Teaching and American Studies programs in Russia and conducts a wide variety of activities related to training, methodology, specialists, and materials. We also support the participation of Russian scholars and teachers in professional U.S. Studies and English teaching programs abroad. The Public Affairs Section provides information about American history, society and culture, and supports U.S. studies programs at Russian universities and schools in order to promote a better understanding of the United States.
English Language Fellow exchange program, a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, provides highly qualified teacher trainers and teachers of English as a foreign language to Russian institutions. During the 2018-2019 academic year, four English Language Fellows will be working in Russia:
Laura Huffman, Novosibirsk, NSTU
Laura Huffman is originally from North Carolina in the United States. She has spent her career living abroad and teaching English to university students and business professionals in several countries across Asia and Europe. Her fellowship is located in Novosibirsk, Russia. Laura would be interested in conducting workshops on intercultural communication, extensive reading, classroom management techniques, facilitating conversation in the classroom, simulating language immersion or setting goals as a learner. In her free time she likes Latin dancing, spending time outside, the cinema and cooking with friends.
Hello everyone! I am Laura Huffman and I am originally from North Carolina in the United States. I have spent my career living abroad and teaching English to university students and business professionals in several countries across Asia and Europe. I am a first-time fellow and will be in Novosibirsk, Russia. I would be love to conduct workshops based on your personal needs, perhaps on topics such as intercultural communication, extensive reading, classroom management techniques, facilitating conversation in the classroom, simulating language immersion and setting goals as a learner. In my free time I like Latin dancing, spending time outside, the cinema and cooking with friends.
Leticia Medina, English Language Fellow, MISiS, Moscow
Leticia Medina is a doctoral fellow at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in Texas, where she has also been a Lecturer in the Writing Program and an instructor in the English for International Students (EIS) program. Leticia’s teaching experience encompasses instruction in academic writing as well as teaching World and British literature. Most recently, Leticia taught Advanced English for Academic Purposes to international PhD students from a number of foreign countries, including India, Iran, Bangladesh, México, Brazil, China, Russia, and Angola, among others. Leticia is an enthusiastic proponent of the collaborative classroom, in which students are encouraged to participate in the decision-making process in terms of curricula and assignment schedules. The idea is to create a classroom environment that allows for students to claim agency in their own learning process.
Leticia’s life-long love of literature has led her to develop a passion for all things having to do with language. Spanish speaking by birth and then Spanish-English bilingual via immigration, Leticia is fluent in both those languages and has now also added French and Italian to the mix. Currently, she is attempting to learn Russian and finds this language utterly beautiful. Having lived and worked in China, Italy, México, and France, Leticia has developed strong coping skills necessary to adapt to different cultures, languages, and ways of life. Leticia looks forward to the challenges and the joys that the English Language Fellows Program has in store for her and is excited to collaborate with the excellent faculty at NUST MISiS this coming academic year.
Menu of Lesson Plans:
- Let’s Go Meta: Lesson Plans for Lesson Planning
- Ethos/Logos/Pathos: Rhetorical Analysis Lesson Plan
- Lost In Translation: The Foibles of Translating Literature
- What Does It All Mean?: Lesson Plan in Semiotics
- Anatomy of a Research Paper
Johanna Campbell, St. Petersburg, ITMO
Johanna Campbell is an English language teacher, trainer and curriculum developer with extensive field experience across the US and overseas.
Her expertise includes teaching intensive academic English with top-tier American universities (7 years), language program instruction and administration in US-based colleges in the Middle East (2 years), training, tutoring, writing center coaching, and presenting at myriad professional engagements (14 years). She has spoken on such varied topics as cultural influence on English teaching and learning, civic resource use to generate language production, and student learning beyond the classroom. Her research interests include how culture shapes language, learner-centered oral fluency skills, and sociolinguistics.
She has traveled, lived and taught in the central and southern United States, across Western Europe, and in the Gulf region. She holds an MA in Applied English Linguistics from the University of Houston. She served as an English Language Fellow in Moscow, Russia in 2018-19.
English Language Specialist Program, a program within the U.S. Department of State English Language Programs Office, provides training for schools, universities and other academic institutions conducted by American academics in the fields of English as a Foreign Language and Applied Linguistics to schools and universities on a short term basis. Workshops, seminars and conference keynotes on topics such as curriculum development, teacher training and education, textbook development, English for Specific Purposes, and program evaluation can all be facilitated by these American experts.
English Access Program provides a foundation of English language skills to motivated economically disadvantaged teenagers through two years of after school instruction and intensive summer sessions.
Advance through Vocational English Program is a nine-month post-initiated program for underemployed 18-30 year olds motivated to learn vocational English and interested in developing their computer, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills. To visit Russia Advance FB page, go to https://www.facebook.com/AdvanceInRussia/