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

Saturday, June 09, 2012 -
05:00 to 10:00
CBA Events Room, 3.304

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.
Presenter: Thomas Garza, Associate Professor, Dept of Slavic and Eurasian Studies
This workshop offers CPE credits.