Irina Kostina

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Irina Kostina
Senior Lecturer
Area:
Russian
Phone:
319-335-0171
Office:
634 PH
Office Hours:
1:30 - 3:00 M, W
& by appointment
CV:

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., equivalent in Methodology of Teaching Russian and Foreign Languages

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION AND INTEREST

  • Specialist in the development of Intensive Russian Language Course for the professionals
  • Methodology of Teaching the Russian Language
  • Russian Culture and Civilization

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 1993 - Present Lecturer.  The University of Iowa.  Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Indianan University (Summer Slavic Workshop) Bloomington, Indiana; Black Hawk College, Illinois
  • University of Bergamo, Italy
  • Havana University, Cuba
  • Moscow State University of M. Lomonosov

PUBLICATIONS -- over 30 publications are available upon request

The Courses:

  • First-fourth year Russian
  • Beginning and Advanced Conversation and Composition
  • Russian Linguistics
  • Russian Slang and Contemporary Language of Russian Youth
  • Surviving Russia
  • Winter intensive advanced Russian (120 hours)
  • Summer 8-weeks intensive Russian (160 hours)
  • Paganism and Folklore
  • Russian Orthodoxy and Culture
  • Islamic Women in Russia
  • Youth Subcultures after Socialism
  • Little Tragedies of Pushkin

GRANTS

  • 1996-1998  National Security Education (NSEP) "Improving International Educational Opportunities among Diverse Student Populations: Russian and Ukrainian Studies."
  • 2005  Instructional Improvement Award.  Through a Veil of Clouds.  Islamic Women in Dagestan (Russia): from Segregation to Liberation and back.
  • 2007  Department of Education of the USA.  FIPSE.  Preparing Bilingual Professionals for the New Global Economy
  • 2010  International Programs Major Project: "20 Years after the Berlin Wall: Women's Shifting Roles and Status in Post-Communist Europe"
  • 2010  U.S. Department of Education through the Fulbright-Hayes Group Project Abroad Program
  • 2012  "Bridging the Gap Through Standards & Technology: STARTALK Program for Russian Teachers"
  • 2013  "Bridging the Gap Through Standards & Technology: STARTALK Program for Russian Teachers"
  • 2013  Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program ($75,000), Department of Education
  • 2014  Bridging the Digital Gap. STARTALK Summer Program ($90,000), Department of Defense
  • 2015  Bridging the Digital Gap. STARTALK Summer Program ($90,000), Department of Defense
  • 2016  Bridging the Digital Gap. STARTALK Summer Program ($91, 000), Department of Defense
  • 2017  Bridging the Digital Gap. STARTALK Summer Program ($89,915 ), Department of Defense
  • 2017  Rethinking Russian Language programming for 21st Century Students ($135,839), Department of Education

AWARDS

  • 2011  The President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence, the Council of Teaching, University of Iowa
  • 2013  Certificate of Nomination for U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program