Prof. Iza Savenkova is completing her second year as Visiting International Scholar in the Russian Department at Dickinson. She holds a MA in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language from Lomonosov Moscow State University and is currently working towards her PhD in the same field, with a focus on Russian for Specific Purposes. She is also a regular instructor at the Middlebury College Summer Language Institute.
In addition, Prof. Savekova is a host for the TeachRussian.org Foreign Language Teaching Podcast. In this episode, she interviews the authors of a new textbook focused on heritage speakers of Russian. Heritage speakers are those students who grew up speaking Russian in some capacity in their home life.
You can listen here (in Russian):