Marina Tsylina

Advisors: Monika Chavez and Karen Evans-Romaine

I come from Nizhniy Novgorod, a wonderful city in the European part of Russia. There, I studied at the Linguistics University, from which I graduated with a Specialist Diploma in Theory and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures in 2006. Since that time, I have developed a strong interest in second language acquisition and classroom teaching. My interest in the structure and the complexity of my native language led me to graduate studies at the University of Oregon (2014-2016), where I earned a master’s degree in Slavic Linguistics.


I have been teaching foreign language courses since 2006. I have taught English as a foreign language at a university in Russia to students of different proficiency levels. I have also taught heritage Russian courses at Portland State University (2009-2010), beginning Russian language courses at the University of Oregon (2014-2016), and a variety of courses in the Russian Flagship Program at Portland State University (2016-2017).