STARTALK is a federal grant program funded by the National Security Agency with the objective of increasing the number of US students learning less commonly taught language ( Russian) throughout our nation and inspiring those students to language careers, thereby contributing to language workforce development for the Federal Government.
An undergraduate student should have a beginning level of the Russian Language, have good computer skills and help with the data collection, video and voice recordings.
The title of the STARTALK at UCF is “How Words Shape People: Understanding Business Russian Through Proverbs” to learn the Russian language, adding a federal workforce development component, and encouraging transformational experiences for participating high school and rising sophomore students. Developing video material will give students the necessary skills for successful career development with the aim to meet national security needs.
Start Date: 9/7/2022 - End Date: 5/10/2024
Type of Project
Individual or team
Help with the data collection, video and sound recordings, and animation, practice language skills, choose one topic based on the grant and work on the research together with the mentor. It can be research based on Russian language, culture, or history.
2 years hour(s)
Work 5- 10 hours per week. Take Intermediate and Advanced Russian classes. Participate in the RASA at UCF Help with the summer help Participate in the TEA Hour for conversational Russian.
Interested in Working With the Following Programs
Independent Research Credit (4912)
Research and Mentoring Program
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
I would prefer to work with the RAMP students