SRAS wants to help you develop fun, engaging, authentic classroom materials and events. We are well known for creating experiences abroad and with increased integration of technology in the classroom, we can bring these directly to your students. Together, we can stimulate even greater interest in language, culture, people, and places!
Contact us to discuss how our support services can best align with your course design. SRAS Classroom support is open to all instructors at all grade and language levels.
Take your students beyond the virtual walls to unique locations for live, participatory tours and visits, guest speakers, and/or workshops. Whether tea with a babushka, a cooking class, a walk down the street, or a visit to a grocery store - these authentic experiences and workshops allow students to interact with life in another culture.
In these guest lectures, one of our tutors will prepare and present a full lesson on a specific topic. Get new perspectives on verbs of motion, build specific vocabulary for a trip or project, or dig deep into an element of culture! Let us know what interests your students and invite us for a SRAS Classroom Takeover!
We had a great time overall. The students were super impressed with SRAS — the guides, the accommodations, the excursions, etc. The guides were super knowledgeable and kind–the only thing that would improve the tours is volume. They tend to speak quietly so a few people who can’t hear lose interest. But we loved the Hermitage art project and Novgorod, and the bunker, and going behind the fountains at Peterhof, and the boat to Peterhof… We loved everything!
Thanks again to (SRAS Assistant Director) Josh Wilson for being so helpful with getting us started! At our concluding discussion class yesterday I asked the students to write and then present five “Kliuchevykh slov” about their experience. Several of them wound up referencing Josh’s comments about trying to observe without judging, which he made during the Moscow Walking Tour. Thanks for helping me teach this course!
My Dear Renee, I am still in Kazakhstan but can report back we had a perfectly splendid time in Kyrgyzstan. The students and I want to collectively buy a little plot of land and a yurt or house in the village at the base of the mountains. They loved their families and I fell in love with Kenzhe, we want to include her in our documentary. I will be in touch over the next two weeks. Forever grateful to you.
The SRAS guides were excellent! They really knew their stuff and were able to relate the history of the places we visited in an interesting and inventive way. It was obvious they had a lot of experience working with American students.
A long overdue thank you for the wonderful trip you and your staff planned for the Drew group in St. Petersburg. I have never had a trip where NOTHING went wrong. It was a terrific experience from start to finish, your staff was superb and St. Petersburg Economics University was a marvelous host. We enjoyed each and every lecture and guide, and the many fine added touches. I would love to do this again.
Renee, the work that you do is so far beyond any kind of formal service or trip planning in your vision, scope, and ability to think of absolutely everything and anticipate potential problems in advance. You clearly have a gift for this.