Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Edie Furniss

Edie Furniss

Russian Summer Intensive Language Program Coordinator

During the academic year, Edie Furniss is the Director of the Language Acquisition Center at the University of Houston. She has been teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced Russian in intensive summer programs around the country since doing research in St. Petersburg in 2007-2008 on a Fulbright fellowship.

Her research examines innovative approaches (including corpus methods) to teaching conversational Russian and pragmatics. She loves discovering new Russian music from her students and using music videos and film clips to bring Russian culture into the classroom. Edie is excited to return to MIIS, where she completed a Master’s in Teaching a Foreign Language – Russian in 2010.