One Moldovan Navigating US Culture and Education<br />Presenter: Irina Cuzminih,<br />Fulbright Scholar,<br />Moldova, Chi...
I am fluent in 3 languages<br />Chisinau, Moldova (1991-independent)<br />Since 1989 – Romanian is official language (Russ...
Without any targeted teaching<br />Through formal education<br />
In main cities population is bilingual  “Code-switching” / swapping between the languages<br />Fusion of 2 languages, whi...
English as a FL<br />2nd grade<br />Have  been teaching English for 5 years in State Pedagogical University “I.Creanga”<br...
Let’s compare<br /> Moldova and the USA<br />
sarmale<br />mamaliga<br />placinta<br />Wine!<br />
Questions?<br />
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Moldovan Exploring USA

  1. 1. One Moldovan Navigating US Culture and Education<br />Presenter: Irina Cuzminih,<br />Fulbright Scholar,<br />Moldova, Chisinau,<br />cuzminii@strose.edu<br />
  2. 2. I am fluent in 3 languages<br />Chisinau, Moldova (1991-independent)<br />Since 1989 – Romanian is official language (Russian)<br />State Pedagogical University “Ion Creanga” - Formed In August 1940 <br />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.<br />
  3. 3. Without any targeted teaching<br />Through formal education<br />
  4. 4. In main cities population is bilingual  “Code-switching” / swapping between the languages<br />Fusion of 2 languages, which is mutually understandable for both speakers<br />Not uncommon for speakers to use a different language within the same conversation <br />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)<br />
  5. 5. English as a FL<br />2nd grade<br />Have been teaching English for 5 years in State Pedagogical University “I.Creanga”<br />Got master degree in English philology <br />Studied Computer science and English for 4 years<br />
  6. 6. Let’s compare<br /> Moldova and the USA<br />
  7. 7. sarmale<br />mamaliga<br />placinta<br />Wine!<br />
  8. 8. Questions?<br />

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