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Ksenia Balakina

Foreign language instructor: Russian

Department of Interpreting and Translation

Adjunct professor

Department of Interpreting and Translation

Curriculum vitae

EDUCATION:

2012 – 2015

University of Bologna

Master's degree in Italian Studies and Linguistics 

 

2007 – 2011

Russian State University for the Humanities “RGGU”

Master's degree in Translation Studies

Languages of specialization: English, Italian

 

FURTHER EDUCATION: 

Moscow State University “M.V. Lomonosov” (Moscow)

Specialization course

Methods of organization and conduction of Russian as a Foreign Language testing TORFL/TRKI”

 

Moscow State University “M.V. Lomonosov” (Moscow)

Specialization course

Methods of teaching Russian as a Foreign Language for children”

 

University of Bologna, School of Foreign Languages, Literatures, Interpreting and Translation

Workshop «Automatic Translation and Post-Editing»

 

Pushkin State Russian Language Institute (Moscow)

Specialization course

The Russian Language in the global education space”

 

Moscow State University “M.V. Lomonosov” (Moscow)

Specialization course

Methods of teaching Russian as a Foreign Language”

 

OTHER TRAINING: 

CEFAL (European Consortium for Training and Upgrading Workers)

Tourist Guide License for the region of Emilia-Romagna

 

EXPERIENCE OF TEACHING RUSSIAN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE:

 

10.2018 - to present

FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR: RUSSIAN

Department of Interpreting and Translation (Forlì campus)

 

09.2015 – to present

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR AND TEACHING TUTOR

University of Bologna

School of Foreign Languages, Literatures, Interpreting and Translation 

Academic Year 2018-2020 Courses:

• Course “Translation from Italian into Russian II”;

• Course “Specialized Translation from Italian into Russian”;

Academic Year 2017-2018, Courses:

Bologna Campus

• Language training for the course unit “Russian Language and Linguistics I”;

• Language training for the course unit “Russian Language and Linguistics II”;

• Language training for the course unit “Russian Language and Linguistics III”;

Forlì Campus

• Course “Translation from Italian into Russian”;

• Course “Specialized Translation from Italian into Russian I”;

• Language training for the course unit “Russian Language and Culture I”;

• Language training for the course unit “Russian Language and Culture III”.

Academic Year 2016-2017, Courses:

Bologna Campus

• Language training for the course unit “Russian Language and Linguistics I”;

• Language training for the course unit “Russian Linguistics II”.

Forlì Campus

• Course “Translation from Italian into Russian II”;

• Language training for the course unit “Russian Language and Culture I”;

• Language training for the course unit “Russian Language and Culture III”;

• Tutorial course for the students of Russian language.

Academic Year 2015-2016, Courses:

Bologna Campus

• Language training for the course unit “Russian Language and Linguistics I”.

 

02.2016 – to present

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE TEACHER

Higher School of Intercultural Mediation “Carlo Bo”, Bologna Campus

Academic Year 2018-2020 Courses:

• Translation from Italian into Russian for the course unit “Russian Language II”;

• Translation from Italian into Russian for the course unit “Russian Language III”;

Academic Year 2017-2018, Courses:

• Dialogic interpretation for the course unit “Russian Language I”;

• Interpreting and Translation from Italian into Russian for the course unit “Russian Language II”;

• Interpreting and Translation from Italian into Russian for the course unit “Russian Language III”;

• History of the Russian Language.

Academic Year 2016-2017, Courses:

• Interpreting and Translation from Italian into Russian for the course unit “Russian Language I”;

• Interpreting and Translation from Italian into Russian for the course unit “Russian Language II”;

• History of the Russian Language;

• Extracurricular course of Russian Language and Culture II.

Academic Year 2015-2016, Courses:

• Interpreting and Translation from Italian into Russian for the course unit “Russian Language I”;

• Extracurricular course of Russian Language and Culture I. 

 

09.2013 – 06.2014

TEACHING TUTOR OF RUSSIAN LANGUAGE (internship)

University of Bologna

School of Foreign Languages, Literatures, Interpreting and Translation

• Practical course of Russian Language.

 

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

2016

INTERPRETER

Imola Translation Agency
 

2014 – to present

ASSISTENT-INTERPRETER

6Tour S.r.l. Tour Operator

 

INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY ERASMUS PLUS

02.2020

VISITING PROFESSOR

Mandalay University (Mandalay, Myanmar)

“Erasmus Plus” grant – Staff Mobility for Teaching, EXTRA-EU

 

04.2019

VISITING PROFESSOR

Yerevan State University (Yerevan, Armenia)

“Erasmus Plus” grant – Staff Mobility for Teaching, EXTRA-EU

 

06.2018

VISITING PROFESSOR

Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, Cina)

“Erasmus Plus” grant – Staff Mobility for Teaching, EXTRA-EU

 

PARTICIPATION IN SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCIES

12.09.2019-14.09.2019

Warsaw University (Poland)

Presentation of the paper "Italian-Russian Learner Corpus: a Study of Possessive Constructions and a Linguistic Norm Inquiryat the international scientific conference "Learner Corpus Research 2019 Conference".

 

23.11.2018-24.11.2018

Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave (Slovak Republic)

Presentation of the paper "Corpora-based Teaching of Specialized Italian-Russian Translation" at the international scientific conference "ARANEA 2018 Web Corpora as a Language Training Tool" .

 

11.09.2018

University of Louvain (Belgium)

Presentation of the paper “MUST@Forli: Description of the data collection process” at the MUST (Multilingual Student Translation) Workshop.

 

10.04.2018 - 13.04.2018

Research University – Higher School of Economics (Mosca)

Presentation of the paper "Русско-итальянский учебный корпус: проблемы перевода количественных выражений на русский язык" [Russian-Italian learner corpus: a study of quantitative words and their translation into Russian] at the international scientific conference "Russian Language in a Multilingual World".

 

10.11.2017 - 11.11.2017

University of Bologna (Forlì Campus)

Presentation of the paper Learner corpora in foreign language teaching: a study of a parallel Russian-Italian learner corpusat the international scientific conference “TechLing’17: Languages, Linguistics and Technology: new trends in language teaching, interpreting”.
 

27.11.2017 – 01.12.2017

Pushkin State Russian Language Institute

Presentation of the paper Русско-итальянский учебный корпус на уроках РКИ” [Russian-Italian learner corpus in the Russian as a Foreign Language Classroom] at the international scientific conference “The actual problems of teaching and description of the Russian as a Foreign Language”.

 

PUBLICATIONS

1. Balakina Ksenia (2018) Русско-итальянский учебный корпус на уроках РКИ [Russian-Italian learner corpus in the Russian as a Foreign Language Classroom] in: “Aktual’nye vorposy opisanija i prepodavanija russkogo jazyka kak inostrannogo: Sbornik materialov meždunarodnoj naučno-praktičeskoj internet-konferencii (Moskva, 27.11-02.12 2017)”, Moskva, Institut russkogo yazyka imeni Pushkina, pp. 211-216.

2. Balakina Ksenia (2020) Русско-итальянский учебный корпус: проблемы перевода количественных выражений на русский язык [Russian-Italian learner corpus: a study of quantitative words and their translation into Russian] in: Sbornik naučnyh trudov “Problemy kontrastivnoj lingvistiki v sisteme prepodavanija nerodnyh jazykov”, Moskva, MPGU, pp. 39-45.

3. Balakina Ksenia (2018) Corpora-based Teaching of Specialized Italian-Russian Translation In: "ARANEA 2018 Web Corpora as a Language Training Tool", Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, pp.15-24.

4. Balakina Ksenia (2019) Learner corpora nella didattica delle lingue: uno studio sui costrutti possessivi della lingua russa [Learner corpora in second language teaching: a study of possessive constructions in Russian] In: Digital Humanities Journal / Revista de Humanidades Digitais, Vol. 1, No. 1.

5. Balakina Ksenia (2020) Ролевые игры как ключевая технология развития навыков говорения у студентов вне языковой среды [Role-playing games as a key technology for developing students’ speaking skills outside the language environment] In: Russian Language Studies, Vol.18, No. 4, pp. 439-453. doi: 10.22363/2618-8163-2020-18-4-439-453

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