2 local partnerships. 1 iOS application, 500+ downloads, 5-star rating on App Store. 1 podcast, 9,000+ downloads, 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts. 5,000+ blog views. Audiences in over 80 countries spanning 6 continents.
Here, I document my personal explorations into the Russian language and Slavic cultures from the non-Russian perspective. Topics range from painter Ivan Aivazovsky to the fascinating Christian origins of the Cyrillic alphabet.Learn More
Skazki is an iOS application that builds Russian language proficiency in cultural context of famous Russian fairy tales. Through the Diglot Weave and TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) blended language learning techniques, Skazki teaches users to… Read MoreLearn More
Baba Yaga. Vasilisa the Beautiful. Ivan Tsarevich. Veles. Koschei the Deathless. Boginka. Kikimora. Domovoy. Vodyanoy. The Firebird. Ded Moroz. Snegurochka. Vampir. And, of course, the Tsars. These are just a few absolutely iconic characters from Slavic folklore. And… Read MoreLearn More
Unfortunately, I only have photos from one Slavic folklore library storytime I did in the pre-COVID era. I continued these folktale readings virtually via Zoom with a couple kindergarteners from my school, but they are minors and their parents were not comfortable with my recording or photographing the sessions. Anyway, hope you enjoy these few!