Baker, Alya (Professor, Russian School), July 23, 1996
Scope and Contents
1 audio cassette containing interview with Aleksandra "Alya" Baker, Professor of Russian at the Russian School. Baker discusses the language pledge; Russian culture; perestroika; Pushkin institute; what kinds of Russians come to Middlebury; how difficult it is for first year students to take Russian; oral proficiency movement; teaching methods; using technology for teaching; propaganda; study abroad in Russia; Russian media; why people take Russian; jobs for Middlebury grads; Former Soviet Republics; what students gain from the program; and Russian language school events.
- Creation: July 23, 1996
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Conditions Governing Access
Open for research without restriction.
Biographical / Historical
Aleksandra "Alya" Baker served as a Professor of Russian at the summer Russian School at Middlebury College.
From the Collection: 147+ Objects
1 audio cassette
Assigned identifier: a13aflshp1996-13