Sarah Erickson

B.A.
Russian
2017
B.A.
Linguistics
2017
M.A.
Russian
2019
English Teaching Assistant
Perm National Research Polytechnic University
I am an English Teaching Assistant at Perm National Research Polytechnic University. I work primarily in the translation department, with students who are studying to become translators and interpreters. I facilitate discussions during class and encourage conversation and practice in the classroom. I also give presentations in different classes about American culture, Mexican-American culture, U.S. history, politics, or other areas the students are studying. I also assist the Spanish classes, and communicate with the students in Spanish as well as give presentations in Spanish. I will also be working with a colleague here on a research article which we will present at the International and Interregional Integration in the Field of Engineering Education conference in St. Petersburg. We will be discussing and deciding this week our topic of research. I am really excited to be part of this program, my only negative feelings have been how fast time goes by. Before I know it I will have to leave Russia and I don't want to!