Julia Rochtchina

Julia Rochtchina
Position
Associate Teaching Professor
Credentials

PhD Moscow State U

Contact
Office: CLE D248

Office Hourse for the Fall 2017: TBA

Short research profile.

I grew up in Russia and received my MA and PhD in Russian Studies from Lomonosov Moscow State University. My specialization is Russian as a foreign language. I find the process of learning a foreign language fascinating and from my early school years I wanted to teach such beautiful and poetic language as Russian.

My PhD thesis examined some of the dramatic changes in contemporary Russian language which was heavily influenced by word and structure adaptations from English.

Since 2002 I have been teaching Russian language and culture at UVic. My primary research interest is in language pedagogy and e-learning. I have developed an online tutorial for learners of Russian  visited by more than 300,000 people each year from all over the world. It has been up and running for over a decade.

My new beginner Russian textbook Sputnik was published in September 2014 and piloted at UVic and the University of New Brunswick in first year Russian classes. I am currently working on the second part of Sputnik.

Deep interest in Russian culture and literature makes me feel excited about teaching all my cultural courses “Introduction to Russian Society and Culture” (SLST 100), “Major Figures of Russian Culture and History” (SLST 360), and “Fantasy and Science Fiction in Russia” (SLST 452).

Fall 2017

SLST 101 Beginning Russian I
A01 CRN 12883 TWF 10:30-11:20 am DSB C126

SLST 201 Intermediate Russian I
A01 CRN 12885 TWF 9:30 - 10:20 am ECS 104

SLST 301 Advanced Russian
A01 CRN 12886 TWF 1:30-2:20 pm CLE C111

SLST 452 Fantasy and Science Fiction in Russia
A01 CRN 12890 W 3:30 - 6:20 pm CLE A303

Spring 2018

SLST 101 Beginning Russian I 
A01 CRN 22704 TWF 12:30 - 1:20 pm  CLE A206

SLST 102 Beginning Russian II
A01 CRN 22705 TWF 10:30  - 1:20 am MAC D281

SLST 202 Intermediate Russian II
A01 CRN 22707 TWF 1:30 - 2:20 pm CLE C126

SLST 403 Topics in Russian Culture, Literature, Film (in Russian)
A01 CRN 22710 TWF 10:30 - 11:30 am 9:30-10:30 am CLE C113

“The Online Component of Sputnik: An Introductory Russian Language Course.” Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference, University of Ottawa, May 31, 2015

"Sputnik: An Introductory Russian Language Course", Part 2 (Victoria: TLT Network Inc., 2015).

"Sputnik: An Introductory Russian Language Course", Part 1 (Victoria: TLT Network Inc., 2014).

“Introducing Sputnik.” The Teaching Russian Conference, University of Victoria, August 21-22, 2014

“Teaching Reading Strategies in Russian Language Classes.” Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference, University of Victoria, June 2, 2013

“Teaching Grammar in Russian Language Classes: Effective Tricks and Ideas.” The Teaching Russian Conference, University of Victoria, July 22, 2010

“Russian Language: Reflecting People’s National Character.” Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, May 30, 2008

“Teaching Reading Strategies in Russian Language Classes.” Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, 1–3 June 2013

“Modern Technology and a Future Russian Textbook.” The Teaching Russian Conference, University of Victoria, August 23-24, 2012

“Teaching Grammar in Russian Language Classes: Effective Tricks and Ideas.” The Teaching Russian Conference, University of Victoria, July 22, 2010

“Online Computer-Mediated Tools in Russian Language Classes.” Teaching Russian in the Pacific North West Conference, University of Victoria, August 20, 2009.

Julia is the author of the online Russian language tutorial Russian for Everyone .

Why study Russian

Russian Science Fiction