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The Language Flagship, an initiative of the National Security Education Program (thelanguageflagship.org), is a national initiative to change the way Americans learn languages through a groundbreaking approach to language education. Successful graduates of the Russian Flagship Program will have developed Superior-level language and cultural proficiency in Russian and can apply that proficiency to their field of choice.
The goal of the Language Flagship is to create a replicable program model that can be implemented for any language on any campus. In this webinar, following up on a two-part article in the ACTR Letter, Karen Evans-Romaine will describe the main features of the Russian Flagship Program at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and talk about ways in which aspects of Flagship programs can be implemented in other Russian programs.
Karen Evans-Romaine is Professor of Russian at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and Director of the UW-Madison Russian Flagship Program. Her research focuses on both Russian Modernist poetry, with particular reference to intersections between poetry and music, and Russian language pedagogy. She is co-author, together with first author R. Robin and G. Shatalina (George Washington U), of the two-volume introductory Russian textbook Golosa, now in its fifth edition (Pearson, 2012/2014); co-editor, with first editor and UW-Madison Russian Flagship Associate Director D. Murphy, of the collection Exploring the US Language Flagship Program: Professional Competence in a Second Language by Graduation (Multilingual Matters, 2017); and co-editor, together with first editor T. Smorodinskaya and H. Goscilo, of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture (2007).