I grew up in Russia and received my MA and PhD in Russian Studies from the Moscow State University. My specialization was Russian as a foreign language. I find the process of learning a foreign language fascinating and beginning from my school years I wanted to teach such beautiful and poetic language as Russian to those brave hearts who dare to learn it.
In my PhD thesis I studied most dramatic changes in contemporary Russian language which was heavily influenced by the word and structure adoptions from English.
Currently, I mostly teach Russian language at all levels, and enjoy it a lot. My primary research interest is language pedagogy, information technology and e-learning. I’m also interested in Russian culture and literature. I designed courses on Russian National Culture and Major Figures of Russian History and Culture. Looking forward to working on more courses in the future.
Courses to be taught in 2013-14
|SLST 101 A01||Beginning Russian I; TWF 09:30 - 10:30 am|
|SLST 201 A01||Intermediate Russian I; TWF 10:30 - 11:30 am|
|SLST 301 A01||Advanced Russian; TWF 12:30 - 1:30 pm|
|SLST 452 A01||Fantasy and Science Fiction in Russia; W 3:30 - 6:30 pm|
|SLST 102 A01||Beginning Russian II; TWF 09:30 - 10:30 am|
|SLST 202 A01||Intermediate Russian II; TWF 10:30 - 11:30 am|
|SLST 203 A01||
Pronunciation and Colloquial Russian; TWF 12:30 - 1:30 pm
|SLST 403 A01||
Topics in Russian Culture, Literature, Film (in Russian); W 3:30 - 6:30 pm
"Как образуются новые русские наречия? (О системе продуктивных словообразовательных типов наречий-неологизмов)." Слово. Грамматика. Речь. Москва, 2003. С. 34-44. “How New Adverbs are Derived? (On the System of Productive Derivation Types of New Russian Adverbs).” Word. Grammar. Speech. Moscow, 2003. 33-34.
"Лексика, связанная с современными информационными технологиями, и процесс аналитизации русской грамматики." Язык. Сознание. Коммуникация. Москва, 2004. С. 156-167. “Vocabulary Related to Modern Information Technology and a Trend towards Analytism in Russian Grammar.” Language. Consciousness. Communication. Moscow, 2004. 156-167.
"Полифункциональные лексемы как новое явление в грамматике русского языка." Язык. Литература. Культура: актуальные проблемы изучения и преподавания. Москва, 2005. С. 44-54. “Multifunctional Lexemes as New Phenomenon in Russian Grammar.” Language. Literature. Culture: Topical Issues in Learning and Teaching. Moscow, 2005. 44-45.
“Russian Language: Reflecting People’s National Character.” Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, May 30, 2008.
“IT-Related Words and their Place in Contemporary Russian Grammar.” Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, May 23, 2009.
“Online Computer-Mediated Tools in Russian Language Classes.” Teaching Russian in the Pacific North West Conference, University of Victoria, August 20, 2009.
“Teaching Grammar in Russian Language Classes: Effective Entertaining Tricks and Ideas” Teaching Russian Conference, University of Victoria, July 22, 2010.
Julia is the author of the online Russian language tutorial