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Saturday, June 22, 2013

If Putin can speak English, UTSA students can speak Russian

This week the University of Texas at Arlington and UTSA announced a grant of about $205,000 from the UT System’s Institute for Transformational Learning, which will help the two universities create a language telecollaboration. The partnership aims to enroll more students in languages critical to government and business, like Russian, but which aren’t taught as often, according to a university news release.While Russian President Vladimir Putin is busy showing off his English skills, more University of Texas at San Antonio students could soon be honing their advanced Russian speaking skills online.
“It shows how we can leverage technology and available faculty expertise at both universities to provide an expanded educational opportunity to our students,” said Sunay Palsole, UTSA associate vice provost for education technology, in a prepared statement.

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