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- Lecturer, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
Sofiya earned her MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2011 and she also holds an MA in Language Pedagogy from the Drohobych State Pedagogical University in Drohobych, Ukraine. A native speaker of Ukrainian with ACTFL superior-level proficiency in Russian, Sofiya is certified as an ACTFL OPI Tester for both Russian and Ukrainian Languages.
Sofiya specializes in Ukrainian, Russian, and Polish language instruction and her research interests include investigating language exchange and how it effects foreign language learning and intercultural communication. Sofiya has presented her work at a number of pedagogical workshops and webinars in Ukraine, Poland, and the U.S. Most recently, she filmed a series of Polish language video-lectures for the IU Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). Sponsored by a grant from REEI, Sofiya’s current project, “Global Russians,” is developing a speech-sample repository that seeks to demonstrate the rich variety of the Russian language spoken around the world.