ASU hosts Fulbright Tatar language teacher
One of the five international Fulbright scholars ASU is hosting this academic year is foreign language teaching assistant Aygul Fatykhova from Kazan, Tatarstan, a sovereign area of Russia. With Tatar being the other, lesser-known official language of Russia, her language course offers a unique opportunity for the university and for Fatykhova, as ASU is the only institution in higher education to offer Tatar language instruction on a regular, annual basis.
“We are doubly fortunate to have her,” says Ariann Stern-Gottschalk of the Critical Languages Institute. “She is a wonderfully talented, creative teacher with great enthusiasm for Tatar language and culture, but also on a programmatic level in building our instructional capacity for Tatar language training.”