Ganna Kudyma PH.D

Ganna Kudyma

CONTACT INFORMATION

University of California, Los Angeles
Dept. of Slavic Languages & Literatures Humanities 326 C, Box 951502
Los Angeles, California 90095-1502
Tel. (310) 206-8084 (office) or (310) 825-3856 (dept)
Fax.: (310) 206-5263
E-mail: akudyma@ucla.edu

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

ACTFL OPI Tester Certification
2006
ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Tester Training Workshop
UC Berkley  
2004
Ph.D. “Aureole aspects of lexical semantic in synonymic paradigms” 
People's Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia
1991
Pedagogy courses for teaching Russian as a foreign language
People's Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia
1988
MA in Russian as a second language 
Kiev State University, Kiev, Ukraine
1983


ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENT

University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Slavic Languages and Literature
Lecturer  
2002 - present
Carshe , Kiev, Ukraine
General Manager
1998 - 2002
Ukrainian International Preparatory College, Kiev, Ukraine
Director 
1993 - 1998
Kiev Polytechnic Institute, Kiev, Ukraine
Head of Preparatory Department for Foreign Students  
1991 - 1993
Kiev Polytechnic Institute, Kiev, Ukraine
Russian and Ukrainian Languages Department
Lecturer 
1983 - 1991

RECENT COURSES TAUGHT AT UCLA

  • Elementary Russian: Russian 1– 2 – 3
  • Intermediate Russian: Russian 4– 5– 6
  • Russian 101 A - Third –year Russian
  • Russian 102 A – Fourth-year Russian
  • Russian 103 A – Russian for Native and near Native Speakers: Russian National Identity
  • Russian 103 B – Russian for Native and near Native Speakers: Literature and Film
  • Russian 103 C - Russian for Native and near Native Speakers: Special Topics
  • Russia 107 A: Russian for Social and Cultural Studies
  • Russian108 – Business Russian
  • Russian Flagship Program courses
  • Ukrainian 101 A –B – C: Introductory Ukrainian
  • Ukrainian 187 A – F: Advanced Tutorial Instruction in Ukrainian

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • ACTFL: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • ATSEEL: American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages 
  • ACTR: American Council of Teachers of Russian 

GRANTS, AWARDS

  • UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, winner (20013-2014)
  • Fourth Summer Heritage Research Institute. Heritage Speakers: Linguistics and Pedagogy, 2010, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, nominee (2008-2009)
  • The UC Consortium for Language Learning & Teaching Grant (2008-2009): Tagging Russian Films
  • Brian P. Copenhaver Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology, nominee (2006, 2008)
  • UCLA Anderson School for Management Grant (2006-2007): Russian Business podcasts
  • The UC Consortium for Language Learning & Teaching Grant (2006-2007): Materials for WIMBA: web-based oral instructional and testing materials in Russian
  • Office of Instructional Development Grant (2005-2006): Materials for WIMBA ORAL BOARD, a collaborative project for web-based oral instructional and testing materials in Italian and Russian

RESEACH INTEREST AND SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Primary research interests: language pedagogy and Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), integrative CALL: Hypermedia and Internet.

Recent presentations

  • “Content-Based Course: An online approach,” AATSEEL 2014, Chicago 
  • “Classification of the Russian heritage language learners enrolled in post-secondary Russian language courses: linguistic and cultural knowledge gaps,” Heritage Teacher Training Workshop “Professional Development of Teachers of Heritage Language Learners,” University of Iowa, June 24 – June28, 2013
  • “Teaching Writing: A New Russian Textbook for Heritage Learners 'We are writing in Russian’: A Writing Textbook for Heritage Speakers,” ASEEES 2012, New Orleans, LA
  • “Teaching Advanced Russian: Challenges and Approaches,” ASEEES 2012, New Orleans, LA
  • “Teaching Beginners and Intermediate Russian”, workshop, Columbia University, New York, 2012
  • “The UCLA Russian Flagship Program: Teaching Heritage and Non-Heritage Learners”, NCOLCTL 2012, Madison, WI
  • “Advanced Level: A Comparison of HL and L2 Learners”, with Olga Kagan, AATSEEL 2012, Seattle, WA
  • “Teaching with Beginner’s Russian,” AATSEEL 2011, Los Angeles, California
  • "Different Paths to Superior Proficiency: Heritage and Non-Heritage Learners,” AAASS 2010, Los Angeles, California
  • "The UCLA Russian Flagship Program: A Comparison of Heritage and Non‐Heritage Learners,” International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages, 2010, LA
  • “Preparing Graduate Students for the Language Classroom,” AATSEEL 2009, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • “An Undergraduate Flagship Program: Can Students Get from Novice to Superior in Four Years?” AATSEEL 2009, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • “Using on line program Wimba in a Russian Language classroom,” 4th UC Language Consortium Conference on Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives, April 25-27, 2008 UCSB
  • “Communicating in a Foreign Language: Speaking as a Web-based Activity,” UC Consortium for Language Learning & Teaching Conference, UCLA, April, 2006
  • “The Use of Oral Computer-Mediated Communication: Adding a New Dimension to FL Teaching and Learning,” DIGITALSTREAM CONFERENCE , “EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN TEACHING LANGUAGES AND CULTURES,” CSUMB, March, 2006
  • "Beyond Digital Audio:Wimba, Adding a New Dimension to Foreign Language Teaching and Learning," ACTFL 2005:39-th Annual Meeting and Exposition at Baltimore
  • “V PUTI on the WEB”, AATSEEL Annual Meeting, Washington DC, December 2005 “Russian Wimba,” UCLA CWL, 2005

Articles

Kagan, O. & Kudyma, A. (2012) Heritage Language Learners of Rusisan and L2 Learners in the Flasghip Program: A Comparison. Rusisan Language Journal, Volume 62.  pp. 27-46.

The Use of Oral Computer-Mediated Communication: Adding a New Dimension to FL Teaching and Learning with Hiromi Aoki, Ted Liu// Proceedings of the  DIGITALSTREAM CONFERENCE , California State University Monterey Bay,  March, 2006

Uchebnyi komputernyi dialog //Tezisy konferentsii MAPRYAL “Teoria i praktika sozdania kommunikativno orientirovannykh individualnykh uchebnikov”. [“Computerized Dialog for Academic Purposes”. Proceedings of the International Conference, International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature. Theory and Practice of creating communicatively-oriented individualized textbooks.] Tallin,1988.

Uchebnyi komputernyi dialog “Kommercheskie peregovory” Komputernye uchebnye materialy po russkomu iazyky kak inostrannomu. [“Computerized Dialog for Academic Purposes: Commercial Negotiations." Computerized course materials for Russian as a foreign language.] Moscow, Pushkin State Russian Language Institute, 1988.

Semanticheski orientirovannye komputernye programmy po russkomu yazyky. //Tezisy Mezdunarodnoi konferentsii MAPRYAL. "Psihologicheskie i pedagogicheskie osnovy organizatsii obuchenia russkomu yazyku v usloviyax nerusskoi yazykovoi sredy” ["A semantically-oriented computer program for Russian Language." Proceedings of the International Conference, International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature: Psychological and pedagogical principles of Russian language study in a non-Russian-speaking country.” Tbilisi, 1989.

Eksperimentalnoe psikhometricheskoe ismerenie sinonimicheskikh otnoshenii/metodicheskii aspect/ Primenenie EVM v izuchenii fundamentalnykh distsiplin. [“Experimental psychometric measurement of synonymous relationships/methodological aspect: The use of computers in the study of fundamental disciplines.”] Kiev: Academic-methodological office of the Ukrainian Ministry of Education, 1990.

Izuchenie leksicheskoi sinonimii s pomoshch’u komp’utera? ["Computer-aided study of lexical synonyms?" Russian Language and Literature in World Communication: problems of performance and teaching. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference, International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature.] Moscow: Russkii iazyk, 1990.

Textbooks

  • “From Intermediate to Advanced” with Olga Kagan and Frank Miller, Routledge, 2014
  • Olga Kagan, Anna Kudyma “Учимся писать по-русски: экспресс-курс для двуязычных взрослых.” ZLATOUST, Saint Petersburg 2011.
  • Anna Kudyma, Frank Miller, Olga Kagan Beginner’s Russian with interactive online workbook (http://www.russian.ucla.edu/beginnersrussian/). Hippocrene Books, Inc. New York, 2010
  • Olga Kagan, Frank Miller, Ganna Kudyma. Second Edition, V PUTI: Russian Grammar in Context. Prentice Hall, 2005. http://russian.ucla.edu/vputi/)
  • Olga Kagan, Frank Miller, Ganna Kudyma. Second Edition, V PUTI: Student Activities Manual. Prentice Hall, 2005.