January 15, 2016

Alla Kourova has received the 2015 American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Award for Excellence in Teaching (Post-Secondary).

Kourova was recognized for her dedication in rebuilding the Russian Language Program at UCF, her tireless motivation in publishing, conducting study abroad programs to Russia, mentoring independent study students outside of class, advising the Russian Club at UCF, raising funds for charities (the Ukrainian Down Syndrome and the Balkan Flood Relief), and pursuing and receiving multiple grants (STARTALK and U.S. State Department grant for the US-Russia Dialogue Program:  “Getting Closer: A Cross-Cultural US-Russian project Focusing on Teaching Foreign Languages to US Students and Blind and Visually Impaired Students in Russia”).

The AATSEEL is an affiliate of the Modern Language Association of America and recognizes one member for excellence in teaching, service, contribution and scholarship each year. The organization’s mission is to advance the study and promote the teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures on all educational levels, elementary through graduate school.

For more information about the organization, you can visit the AATSEEL website.

Category: Faculty/Staff, Highlight

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