On October 16-18 the ISU International Institute of Economics and Linguistics held the International Teaching Workshop. Jason Merrill, the professor of Michigan University and director of the School of Russian, Oliver Carling, the Middlebury School of Russian and DML Coordinator, and lecturers of Russian State University for the Humanities, Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University and International Institute of Economics and Linguistics (ISU) were invited to take part in discussions.
The issues to consider at the meeting were as follows: teaching methods and assessment systems used in Russia and the USA. Nana Tsikhelashvili, the Director of Middlebury College School in Russia, presented her report based on the analysis of the academic performance of American students studying in Moscow, Irkutsk and Yaroslavl and suggested an effective system to assess the student progress.
At the end of the workshop Valentina Andrukhova, the head of ISU International Institute of Economics and Linguistics, negotiated the prospects for further cooperation with American colleagues.
Students of Middlebury College annually visit the ISU International Institute of Economics and Linguistics to take Russian language courses. Since 1999 ISU has welcomed 139 students from the USA.