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Woronzoff-Dashkoff, Alexander (Director, Russian School), 1996

Identifier: MOH113

Scope and Contents

1 interview with Alexander Woronzoff-Dashkoff, Director of the Russian School. Woronzoff-Dashkoff discussed how he started as director of the Russian language school; a typical week in Russian school; language pledge; what kind of people come to Russian language schools; native vs. American teachers; selection of instructors; Russian language school courses; Russian language placement exams; importance of teaching culture; Russian Politics; how media affects enrollment; student faculty relationship; future opportunities for Russian students; study abroad; summer and winter schools working together; marketing of SLS; how Red Scare and Cold War affect Russian students; Russian literature; difficulties for first year students; what he wants students to get out of the program; and student assessment.


  • Creation: 1996


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Alexander Woronzoff-Dashkoff served as Director of the summer Russian School at Middlebury College.


From the Collection: 147+ Objects

Physical Location


Physical Description

1 audio cassette


Assigned identifier: a13aflshp1996-12

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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