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The Department of Russian
6085 Reed Hall Room 201
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755-3562
Telephone: (603) 646-2070
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Department Chair
Professor John
Department Administrator
Thérèse Perin-Deville,
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Alfia Rakova

 Alfia Rakova

Senior Lecturer, Department of Russian Language and Literature
216 Reed Hall
(603) 646-9947

Ph.D. Equivalent, Russian Language and Literature, Kazan State University, Russia

Selected Courses

  • Introductory Russian
  • Intermediate Russian
  • Advanced Russian Grammar
  • Advanced Russian Through Film

Research Interests

  • Russian Word-formation
  • Psychology of Language Learning 
  • Russian Through Film
  • Role of Technology in the Classroom

Selected Publications and Conferences

  • Developing Conversational Russian Using Voice Tread Outside of Class. Socio-Cultural and Philological Aspects of Teaching and Research. Kyoto University, Japan, 2014. pp. 507-511.
  • Learning While Watching. Paper. NEMLA Convention, Boston, MA, March 2013
  • Dialects and Slang in Learning Russian through Literature and Film. Paper. NeMLA Convention, Rochester, NY. March 2012.
  • Learning Language While Viewing Russian Film. AATSEEL Newsletter. December 2011, pp. 17-18.
  • Overcoming Anxiety when Speaking Russian. AATSEEL Newsletter, December 2010, pp. 16-1
  • Integrating Songs in the Teaching of Elementary Russian. Paper. NeMLA 40th Convention, Boston, MA, 2009.
  • Russian Vocabulary, Schaum's Outline Series (With Ray Parrott). McGraw Hill, New York, 1999.


  • The Dean of the Faculty Teaching Award for Visiting and Adjunct Faculty in recognition of outstanding contributions to Dartmouth and career distinction. 2011. 

New Project

  • 2009, European Consortium Grundtvig, Learning Partnership "Languages and Integration through Singing" (Italy, Bulgaria, Rumania, USA).


Last Updated: 12/16/14