Olga Filatova

Olga Filatova

Visiting Assistant Professor
ACE and English Faculty

filatoo@miamioh.edu

EDUCATION

PhD in Education Science, Russian Academy of Education 2002

BA and MA degrees in Secondary Education with teaching majors in English as a foreign language and German, Tatar State University of Humanities and Education Kazan, Russia 1998

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Student-centered approach to teaching
  • Cultural and social adaptation of international students to new cultural and academic environments
  • Native vs. non-native speaking teachers in TESOL
TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Students' personal and cultural experiences as a motivating factor in learning
  • Student-centered and project based approach to teaching, flipped classroom activities
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • "Teaching Practical Grammar in Foreign Language Studies," It Works for Me Flipping the Classroom Ed. Blythe Hal, Sweet Charlie and Carpenter Rusty. New Forums Press, 2015. 64-65.
  • "Cultural Attributes of Students to Make Student-Centered Approach Successful," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics. 1.1 (2015): 20-24.
  • "The Best of Both Worlds: What can native and non-native speaking language teachers learn from each other?" English Teacher Professional. 92 (2014): 54-56.
  • "Culture’s shock impact on ESL Acquisition," Ohio TESOL Journal. 4.1 (2011): 24-27.
  • "Recommendations to organization of main educational activities at junior college," Kazan: Alfa, 2005.
  • "The role of Liberal Arts in developing social and cultural adaptation to the dynamics of a market economy in Russia." Scientific research of Kazan Social-Humanitarian College. Kazan: Alfa, 2002. 1-16.
  • "Developing students’ communication skills during English lessons. A foreign language and methods of teaching it." Materials of state scientific seminar. Kazan: Kazan State University, 2002. 27-30. 
WEB PUBLICATIONS
WORK IN PROGRESS

Filatova's article "More than a Word Cloud" is under review for the TESOL Journal in the '21st Century Language Skills' section. She is working on a chapter for the book Teachers and the Negotiation of Fluid Privilege and Marginalization in the Field of ELT.