This is set up in a Russian university with English as a working language, but may apply to any university with a large share of international students.
Suppose I'm listing a set of course materials, including textbooks and educational resources, for a graduate course. Should I include textbooks in Russian / any other language that might be useful to a part of the students cohort, or should I stick to English only?
Pros of providing additional materials in Russian:
- some students might benefit from them, and additional materials might make the course content clearer for these students,
Cons of providing additional materials in Russian:
- students that don't know Russian might fear they are missing out some course material.