Teaching experience (continued):

My teaching portfolio in literature and cultural studies includes classes to undergraduates on classical Russian writers. I have also contributed to the MA course on 'Contemporary Russian Culture, Gender and Society' and to the second year undergraduate option 'Border Crossings: Memory and Identity in Contemporary Europe'. In my research on Russian cultural continuity I have studied the links between various Russian writers from the 19th century to the present day. Thus I am able to teach across the range of modules for undergraduates and postgraduates on Russian literature and culture of the last two centuries. I can also contribute to the teaching of Russian language at all levels, and, if appropriate, teach Ukrainian language and literature.

My experience includes both web-based teaching and developing appropriate e-learning materials, as well as more conventional teaching in a classroom setting. The former category involves the development of a corpus of Russian language educational materials and providing web-based solutions to accommodate these materials. It also involves conducting electronic lessons with students and administering their web-based individual learning. The latter category includes teaching Russian language classes: audio and multimedia laboratory sessions (using computer assisted language learning) for first-year undergraduates (both ab initio and advanced) and grammar surgery classes for final-year undergraduates.

I have been very serious and enthusiastic about my teaching duties. I enjoy developing new modules and innovative ideas, especially of a cross-disciplinary nature. My teaching experience and linguistic expertise involves working with virtual learning environments, designing new e-learning materials, programming in html, and using multimedia means and computer-assisted tools, as well as reviewing some language teaching software. This, together with my experience as a webmaster, make me effective in the area of WebCT and distance learning. I have a number of publications which summarize my language teaching strategies and ideas.

Since 1995 I have also been teaching both Russian language and literature at various local educational institutions in the Bath area at different levels (this includes Beginners' level, GCSE and A-level, continuing education, Russian for business people, and undergraduate and MA levels).

From 1994 until 2002 I worked as a part-time tutor in mathematics at the University of Bath (Department of Mathematical Sciences) and as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of the West of England (UWE) where I gave a course in Computer Science in the academic years 1998 and 1999. Thus I have experience in all aspects of teaching, including courses design and assessment procedures (conducting examinations and liaising with external examiners).