Marshall Winokur (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is Associate Professor of Russian at the University of Alabama, University, AL.
Leading Student Groups to the Soviet Union*
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1981 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 14, Issue 5, pages 395–402, December 1981
How to Cite
Winokur, M. (1981), Leading Student Groups to the Soviet Union. Foreign Language Annals, 14: 395–402. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1981.tb01658.x
This is an expanded and revised version of a paper I delivered at the annual AATSEEL meeting in New York on 27 December 1978. I wish to thank Jane Barley, Zita Dabars, Hugh Ragsdale, Canfield Smith, and Henry Urbanski for their excellent comments and suggestions, many of which have been incorporated into the article. Together these individuals have led more than thirty student tours to the Soviet Union.
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT Student tours to the Soviet Union are a refreshing alternative to Russian language study programs in Moscow and Leningrad. In the first place, everyone can participate in a tour, regardless of previous Russian language training. In addition, student tours are shorter and therefore less costly, more leisurely, and the itinerary and dates are flexible.
A tour to the Soviet Union has its rewards for both students and director: (1) For those students who have only seen textbook Russian, a trip to Russia will be the high point of their language study. (2) For the leader, a tour enhances Russian language skills.