On Tolstoy and Toilets:Teaching High and Low Culture in Russian
Priority registration deadline is June 6. Lunch cannot be guaranteed if registering past this date.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
10:00AM - 3:00PM CBA Events Room, 3.304University of Texas at Austin
10:00AM - 3:00PM
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.