Interview on Blogging

Interview:

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Abstract:

Tatiana Mikhailova's students use livejournals, a blog provider, to publish their translations of Russian poetry as well as essays on Russian culture. In this interview, she describes how she was able to create a safe learning community among her students. The student blogs are excellent platform for language learning and may also serve as online portfolios through which students can showcase their language proficiency to potential employer: "As a tool for their (students) achievement records and success records, blogs prove to be very successful."

Blog: http://colorussian.livejournal.com/profile