I am a Ph.D. Candidate/Graduate Assistant in the Second Language Studies (SLS) program at Michigan State University (United States). I hold a bachelor’s degree in intercultural communication and foreign language pedagogy from Tver State University (Russia) and two master’s degrees from Kent State University (United States): dual MA in translation/MBA and MA in TESL.
My experience includes work in Russia and the United Stated in the areas of translation, foreign language teaching, and SLA research. I have taught Russian, French, English, and TESL courses. As a researcher, I strive to connect social and cognitive approaches to SLA and bridge the gap between SLA research and language pedagogy. My primary areas of research are instructed SLA and psycholinguistics.
I am particularly interested in the following areas of second language studies:
- Second language peer interaction
- Cognitive processes and individual differences in SLA (learned attention, working memory, and implicit/explicit learning)
- Motivation in SLA (specifically, in the area of less commonly taught languages)
- Processing, acquisition, and teaching of second language grammar
- Using learner corpora in the development of pedagogical materials
For more information, please see my CV.