REEES Welcomes Lara Ravitch as Director of the Russian Language Program

Lara Ravitch presenting in Russian language classroom wearing red and white striped shirt


Lara Ravitch joins REEES this fall after years of serving as Dean of the Russian School at the Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji, MN and as Senior Instructor in the American English Institute here at the University of Oregon. With her extensive training in Russian, theater, and language pedagogy, and her love of Russian language and culture, she brings to the classroom an incredible dynamism and expertise that makes learning Russian fun and rewarding. Whether you’re already a student of Russian or are considering signing up, please make it a point to reach out to Lara. She can be contacted at and is eager to work with you.