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Thomas J. Garza, Director 201 W 21st St, B7800 • HRH 4.196 78712-1053 • 512-471-6574

On Tolstoy and Toilets:
Teaching High and Low Culture in Russian 

CBA Events Room (3.304)
The University of Texas at Austin
Saturday June 9, 2012

 

This workshop examines the place of both “high” (formal) and “low” (everyday) culture in the teaching of Russian from the beginning level. Emphasis is placed on the use of authentic texts, media, and realia to make both subjects relevant to language students. Participants will also learn about portfolio-based assessment of cultural literacy, and what part it plays in overall proficiency gains in the language. This workshop offers four hours of CPE credits.

 

10:00 - 10:15


Introductions and Welcome

10:15 - 11:00

Presentation

Dr. Thomas J. Garza
Director of the Texas Language Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Texas at Austin

11:00 - 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:00

Presentation

Dr. Thomas J. Garza
Director of the Texas Language Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Texas at Austin

12:00-1:00

Lunch for Registered Participants

1:00- 3:00

Workshop and Q&A

Dr. Thomas J. Garza
Director of the Texas Language Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Texas at Austin





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