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About the CSUN STARTALK Russian Language and Culture Immersion Program

California State University, Northridge is offering an exceptional opportunity to college students to develop foreign language skills in Russian. This language program is unique because it offers a STARTALK curriculum that promotes and strengthens participating students’ knowledge base and understanding of Russian language and culture and connects the language development of each student with the content in his or her academic discipline via authentic written material and oral interaction in the target language. The program strengthens students’ speaking ability, advances their reading and writing skills, monitors their learning progress, and integrates the Russian language with their knowledge of current affairs. About the STARTALK Program continues

STARTALK Alums Alex Olson and Eric Connelly Win Fulbright ETAs

Alex OlsonOne of our alumni, Alex Olson (photo right), received a Fulbright award to teach English at the Tomsk Polytechnic University in Tomsk (Siberia), Russia. He was featured in a local newspaper and he mentioned his experience with the Russian Immersion program. The article is written in Russian.

Eric ConnellyAlumnus and Fulbright awardee Eric Connelly (photo left) shares the following about his STARTALK experience:

"I participated in the Startalk 2013 summer language program at CSUN, and I had a fantastic time there. I would like to announce that, thanks in no small measure to the experience there and the addition of the program to my application, I have been awarded a Fulbright ETA to Russia for this upcoming academic year! I believe my participation in your program added a lot of weight to my application."