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Baker, Alya (Professor, Russian School), July 23, 1996

Identifier: MOH125

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

Language of Materials


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

Physical Location


Physical Description

1 audio cassette


Assigned identifier: a13aflshp1996-13

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States