I taught my first class in Russia today, in flawless English, which is to say, everyone else had to accommodate me. You can see several Russian professors attended my class, all of whom have been to the United States several times. There are 30 students registered for class, but they are all sitting in the back of the classroom, like their American counterparts. The students were great, laughing in all of the right places, and asking question about the significance of the lecture topic (Christopher Columbus) as it is seen today. Several professors have stopped by, asking me to attend their lectures, which indicates a fair level of comfort with the material and their teaching methods. I will certainly go, working on my listening skills.
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