One Moldovan Navigating US Culture and Education Presenter: Irina Cuzminih, Fulbright Scholar, Moldova, Chisinau, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am fluent in 3 languages Chisinau, Moldova (1991-independent) Since 1989 – Romanian is official language (Russian) State Pedagogical University “Ion Creanga” - Formed In August 1940 Russian is a "language of interethnic communication“. Russian-Moldovan bilingualism is characteristic for Md.Russianwas granted official status in Gagauzia, and Transnistria in the east of the country.
Without any targeted teaching Through formal education
In main cities population is bilingual “Code-switching” / swapping between the languages Fusion of 2 languages, which is mutually understandable for both speakers Not uncommon for speakers to use a different language within the same conversation You use Romanian words with Russian endings and the other way around. Also, you freely mix Russian and Romanian when you speak (i.e. Ian uiteshisumkaprikolinaia)
Educated in Moldova 114,000 from the USA and 186,000 from other countries, have participated in the Program since its inception over 60 years ago. Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide. Have been teaching English for 5 years in State Pedagogical University “I.Creanga”