Often times we encounter students who would like to study a foreign language not taught at our institution. Some schools, like Trinity, have a self-instructional language program (SILP) program that provides assistance to those students.
The New York Times ran an article on the growing demand for language learning products to facilitate this rather difficult process of learning a foreign language. Although mileage may vary, many of these packages have indeed come a long way in terms of interactivity, ease of use, and usefulness in learning a new tongue. As software solutions become more widespread and viable in this field, how should we envision the language classroom and face-to-face language instruction?
There is an increasing number of online resources to help you with your Russian skills. The portal of the Russian Federation, for example, offers links to collections of resources to help students and instructors explore this language:
Other resources you might be interested in using:
Given the rapid growth in the number of CALL publications and reference materials available online, it is not always easy to know where to start. Here is a page that lists some of the most recent publications and relevant journals: