The Fellow will be based in Moscow, the capital of Russia. It is a huge European city with a population of 15 million people, a well-developed public transportation system, and all the pluses and minuses of living in a capital. There are 4 distinct seasons but from November till April it is rather cold. In autumn temperatures can reach 0C with frequent rains and gloomy skies; in winter it is around -15C and rather dark. In spring it is still rather wet and cold (-5C to +5C).
Host Institution: The Moscow Research Institute of Steel and Alloys
The Moscow Research Institute of Steel and Alloys (MISiS) will host the Fellow as this is the major center of innovation in education in Russia, including in using English in the educational process.
- The Fellow will teach English to B.A. students at MISiS.
- The Fellow will be involved in ongoing in-service professional development at the host institution. The focus of trainings will be academic research and academic writing, writing centers, as well as ESP and the development of new methods of teaching (flipped classroom, blended learning) in the classroom.
- The Fellow will be involved in pre-service teacher training for M.A. student.
The Fellow may be asked to:
- Work in close cooperation with the Moscow English Language Teachers’ Association, MELTA, and the National Association of Teachers of English (NATE) to help further promote professional development opportunities for instructors and secondary school teachers throughout the city by conducting methodological workshops at the educational institutions of Moscow and the Central part of Russia.
- Conduct bi-weekly presentations at the Moscow American Center.
- Travel in the central part of Russia on outreach trips coordinated with local teachers’ associations, the English Language Office (ELO), and Public Affairs Section (PAS) in Moscow.
- Support the English Access Microscholarship Program sites in Moscow, Smolensk, Yaroslavl, Tula, Gubkin, Rostov-on-Don, Novocherkassk, Krasnodar and Kursk by working with teachers on enhancing programs with strong U.S. cultural components, using a team-teaching approach while working with students.