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Elena Shvidko

Elena Shvidko

IELI

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main 069D
Phone: 435-797-1281
Email: elena.shvidko@usu.edu

Educational Background:

Ph.D. in English, Purdue University 2016
M.A. in TESOL, Brigham Young University   2012
M.A. in Teaching German as a Foreign Language, Ural State University  2002
B.A.  in Romance and German Philology, Ural State University  2001

Emphasis

Dr. Elena Shvidko’s research focuses on interpersonal aspects of language teaching and learning, second language writing, embodied interaction in second language teaching, and teacher professional development. Her publications appear in System, TESOL Journal, Journal of Response to Writing, and TESL Canada Journal. She is currently working on a research study that examines writing conference feedback as moment-to-moment affiliative relationship building, and a co-authored paper on natural pedagogy in second language teaching.

Biography

Elena Shvidko is an Assistant Professor of ESL (Ph.D. Purdue University, 2016). She teaches courses in the Intensive English Language Institute. In her teaching, she is interested in understanding how teacher-student interaction impacts the teaching/learning process. Her areas of specialization also include second language writing, embodied interaction in second language teaching, and teacher professional development.