Research


ALLA NEDASHKIVSKA, Ph.D.

University of Alberta, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

200 Arts Building, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E6

Email: alla.nedashkivska@ualberta.ca

Web Page: https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/alla-nedashkivska

EDUCATION

Ph.D.

Slavic Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh.
Dissertation: "Discourse, Pragmatics, and Transitivity in the Morphosyntax of Contemporary Ukrainian" (1998)

MA

Slavic Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh (1994)

BA

Slavic Philology, Ivan Franko University, Lviv, Ukraine.
Major: Slavic Linguistics/Minor: Slavic Literatures, Pedagogy (1990)

RESEARCH AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Slavic linguistics, Slavic applied linguistics, Slavic language pedagogy, and Ukrainian applied linguistics

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS AND EMPLOYMENT

2017- present

Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies [MLCS] University of Alberta

2005-2017

Associate Professor, MLCS, University of Alberta

2013- present

Acting Director, Ukrainian Language Education Centre, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta

1999-2005

Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies University of Alberta

1996-1999

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

University of Toronto

AWARDS AND HONORS

Research Awards

2012

The 2012 AATSEEL Book Prize category "Best Contribution to Language Pedagogy" for the Ukrainian Through Its Living Culture book, University of Alberta Press (2010) [http://www.aatseel.org/about/prizes/]

Teaching Awards

2008

Recipient: The 2008 Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Teaching Award

OLENA SIVACHENKO, Kandydat Nauk

University of Alberta, Ukrainian Language Education Center

4-30 Pembina Hall, Edmonton, AB T6G 2H8

Email: sivachen@ualberta.ca

EDUCATION

Ph.D. candidate

Slavic Linguistics, University of Alberta.
Dissertation: "The role of podcasts in the development of pragmatic competence

in Ukrainian L2 classrooms at the post-secondary level" (in progress)

Kandydat Nauk

Foreign Language Pedagogy, Kyiv National Linguistic University.

Dissertation: "Teaching listening skills through authentic English audio dramas: Advanced learners of English at the post-secondary level" (2009)

Specialist

Foreign Languages, Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University in Cherkasy

Major: English Language & Literature, Pedagogy /Minor: Ukrainian Language & Literature (1997)

RESEARCH AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Foreign language pedagogy, second language acquisition, Slavic applied linguistics, Ukrainian applied linguistics,

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS AND EMPLOYMENT

2016-present

Research Associate, Ukrainian Language Education Center [ULEC], Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta

2009-2010

Senior Lecturer, Dragomanov National Pedagogical University

2006-2009

Lecturer, Dragomanov National Pedagogical University

2005-2006

Instructor, Kyiv National Linguistic University

1997-2002

Instructor, Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University in Cherkasy

AWARDS AND HONORS

Education

2009

Recipient: Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine Certificate of Honor "Contribution to the Dissemination of Ukrainian Scholarship and Education of Ukrainian Youth"




PUBLICATIONS:

Refereed Books and Monographs

  • Nedashkivska, A. Ukrainian for Professional Communication. [Vikno u svit biznesu: dilova ukraïns'ka mova] Advanced Level Language Textbook. Edmonton, Alberta: The University of Alberta Press/Pica Pica Press. Web based. 2016 [https://businessukrainian.com/]
  • Nedashkivska, A. Ukrainian Through Its Living Culture. Advanced Level Language Textbook. Edmonton, Alberta: The University of Alberta Press. 2010. 342 pp.
  • Received the 2012 AATSEEL Book Prize category "Best Contribution to Language Pedagogy"

Edited Volumes

  • Guest editor, Less Commonly Taught Slavic Languages: The Learner, the Instructor and the Learning Experience in the Second Language Classroom (The North American Context). Special Issues of East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies 2017, 4(1) [1 introductory article, 3 peer reviewed articles, 5 reports from the field]
  • Co-editor W. Osadnik and N. Pylypiuk Canadian Slavonic Papers: Special Issue on Linguistics and Language Pedagogy in Slavic 2004, XLVI(102).

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Nedashkivska, A., and O. Sivachenko. "Student Motivation Profiles: Ukrainian Studies at the Post-Secondary Level." Less Commonly Taught Slavic Languages: The Learner, the Instructor and the Learning Experience in the Second Language Classroom (The North American Context). Special Issues of East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies 2017, 4(1) 37mspp.
  • Sivachenko, O., and A. Nedashkivska. "Shcho motyvuie studentiv vyvchaty ukraïns'ku movu iak inozemnu u Pivnichnii Amerytsi [What Motivates Students to Study Ukrainian as a Foreign Language in North America]." Teoriia i praktyka vykladannia ukraïns'koï iak inozemnoï, Visnyk L'vivs'koho universytetu [Theory and Practice of Teaching Ukrainian as a Foreign Language. Journal of the National University of Lviv] 2016, vol. 12: 3-11.
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Developing a Blended-Learning Model in an L2 Classroom." Akbarov Azamat ed. Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, 1 (3). IBU Publications: International Burch University, Sarajevo 2015, 1(3). ISSN 2303-5528, 22mspp.
  • Nedashkivska, A., and O. Bilash. "Ukrainian Language Education Network: a Case of Engaged Scholarship." Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning 2015, 1(1): 107-131.
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Infokomunikatsiini tekhnolohiï u vyvchenni ta vykladanni dilovoï ukraïns'koi movy iak inozemnoï [Information and Communication Technologies in the Learning and Teaching of Business Ukrainian as L2]." Teoriia i praktyka vykladannia ukraïns'koï iak inozemnoï, Visnyk L'vivs'koho universytetu [Theory and Practice of Teaching Ukrainian as a Foreign Language. Journal of the National University of Lviv] 2014, 10: 26-35.
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Developing Linguistic and Professional Competence: Business Ukrainian On-line." Journal of the National Council of LCTL 2014, spring: 43-72.
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Internet as a Pedagogical Tool in the Acquisition of Language and Cultural Competence: the Case of Ukrainian." Teoriia i praktyka vykladannia ukraïns'koï iak inozemnoï, Visnyk L'vivs'koho universytetu [Theory and Practice of Teaching Ukrainian as a Foreign Language. Journal of the National University of Lviv] 2007(2): 55-65.
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Positive Negativity: Attaining Pragmatic Competence in Ukrainian." Canadian Slavonic Papers: Special Issue on Linguistics and Language Pedagogy in Slavic 2004, XLVI(102): 395- 415.

Web-Based Publications

  • Nedashkivska, A. Ukrainian Through Its Living Culture, an electronic manual for advanced levels of Ukrainian. Nine chapters. Published at the University of Alberta: http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/~ukr/ukrainianadvanced, 2006. 2nd revised edition 2014.

Other Publications

  • Nedashkivska, A. "Teaching Ukrainian Studies in Canada: Contemporary Post-Secondary Learners," Ukrainian Studies in Canada: Texts and Contexts: 40th Anniversary International Scholarly Conference of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. Edmonton, AB October 14-15, 2016. Published as proceedings/web [forthcoming]
  • Sivachenko, O., and A. Nedashkivska. "Technologically Enhanced Language Learning and Instruction: Подорожі.UA: Beginners' Ukrainian." Less Commonly Taught Slavic Languages: The Learner, the Instructor and the Learning Experience in the Second Language Classroom (The North American Context). Special Issues of East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies 2017, 4(1) 16mspp.
  • Nedashkivska, A., and O. Sivachenko. "Zmishana model' vyvchennia ta vykladannia ukraïns'koï iak inozemnoï: iak student spryimaiut' novu model'? [The Blended-Learning Model in Learning and Teaching Ukrainian as a Foreign Language: How do Students Perceive this Model?]" Cognitive Linguistics in Interdisciplinary Context: Theory and Practice, Conference Proceedings, Cherkasy 2016: 114-115.
  • Nedashkivska, A., and M. Soroka. "Ukrainian Through Its Living Culture in Lviv." Zakhidnokanads'kyi zbirnyk [Western Canada collection of essays]. Eds. Savaryn, Peter, Cipko, Serge, Soroka, Mykola, Savaryn, Michael and Jars, Balan. Shevchenko Scientific Society, Edmonton Branch publications 2014, (7): 205-210.
  • Bilash, O., and M. Soroka. "Ukrainian Educational in Canada and Abroad." Zakhidnokanads'kyi zbirnyk [Western Canada collection of essays]. Eds. Savaryn, Peter, Cipko, Serge, Soroka, Mykola, Savaryn, Michael and Jars, Balan. Shevchenko Scientific Society, Edmonton Branch publications 2014, (7).
  • Nedashkivska, A. "The Internet as a Tool for the Acquisition of Language and Intercultural Awareness," American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, Newsletter Winter 2002, 9 mspp.

PRESENTATIONS, TALKS and CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

Keynote address

  • Bilash, O. "Implementing New Digital Technologies in a Ukrainian Language Classroom." National Ukrainian Teachers' Conference, Toronto, ON (13-15 May, 2016)
  • Bilash, O. "Global Best Practices: Effective 21st Century Language and Culture Learning Strategies" National Ukrainian Teachers' Conference, Edmonton, AB (2-4 May, 2014)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Developing Linguistic and Professional Competence: An Online Business Ukrainian Textbook." International workshop on Teaching Ukrainian Studies in North America, University of Victoria (1 December, 2012)

Invited talks

  • Nedashkivska, A. "Ukrainian Education in the 21st Century: Where are we now? How do we get to 2030? How do we ensure a bright future in 2030?" Opening ceremonies of the National Ukrainian Teachers' conference, Edmonton, Alberta (2 May, 2014)

Papers Presented

  • Sivachenko, O. "Typology of internal syntactic modifiers for the speech act of requesting: The case of native Ukrainian speakers." 2018 MLCS Graduate Students Conference: Transcending Connections", Edmonton, AB (February 15-16, 2018)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Digital Innovation in the Ukrainian Language Classroom: Online Resources and New Methods." International Workshop on Practical Issues in the University-Level Teaching of Ukrainian. Victoria, BC (17 May, 2017)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Student Perceptions of Progress in Language Learning." 2017 Canadian Congress for Humanities and Social Sciences, CAS National Conference, Toronto, ON (27 May -30 June, 2017)
  • Sivachenko, O. "Learner motivation in Slavic languages courses." 2017 Canadian Congress for Humanities and Social Sciences, CAS National Conference, Toronto, ON (27 May -30 June, 2017)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Student Perceptions of a Blended-Learning Model in Beginners' Ukrainian as L2: Following the Pilot." 2017 American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Studies (AATSEEL) International Convention, San Francisco, CA (3-5 February, 2017)
  • Sivachenko, O. "Motivational profiles of learners of Slavic languages: An intensive language learning setting." 2017 American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Studies (AATSEEL) International Convention, San Francisco, CA (3-5 February, 2017)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Today's Learner: Teaching Ukrainian Studies in Canada." Ukrainian Studies in Canada: Texts and Contexts CIUS 40th Anniversary Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (14-15 October, 2016)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Ukrainian Language Education Centre and Its Impact on the Development of Ukrainian Language Education and Research." XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians, Canadian Ukrainian Congress, Regina, SK (29 September-2 October, 2016)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "E-Resources as a Learner's Space for Engagement: Ukrainian for Professional Business Communication." 2016 Canadian Congress for Humanities and Social Sciences, CAS National Conference, Calgary, AB (30 May -1 June, 2016)
  • Sivachenko, O. "Learner's perceptions of Ukrainian language learning in a blended-learning format." 2016 Canadian Congress for Humanities and Social Sciences, CAS National Conference, Calgary, AB (30 May -1 June, 2016)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Ukrainian Language Education in Canada. Fortieth Anniversary of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies: Past, Present, and Future." 2016 Canadian Congress for Humanities and Social Sciences, CAS National Conference, Calgary, AB (28 May -1 June, 2016)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Implementing New Digital Technologies: Ukrainian at the Post-Secondary Level." National Ukrainian Teachers' Conference, Toronto, ON (13-15 May, 2016)
  • Nedashkivska, A., and O. Bilash. "New Technologies in a Classroom: Ukrainian Educational Sites in Secondary Schools in Ukrainian Diaspora." National Ukrainian Teachers' Conference, Toronto, ON (13-15 May, 2016)
  • Nedashkivska, A., and O. Bilash. "Ukrainian Language Education Centre: Mandate, History, Vision and Future Challenges." National Ukrainian Teachers' Conference, Toronto, ON (13-15 May, 2016)
  • Sivachenko, O. "What motivates and demotivates students to enroll in Ukrainian courses at Canadian universities? V Conference "Members of Taras Shevchenko Scientific Society in Research", Toronto, ON (5 December, 2015)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "L2 for Professional Business Communication: a Model for Learning Resources Development." The Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies International Convention (ASEEES), Philadelphia, PA (22 November, 2015)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Digital Technologies in Language Learning: The Blended-Learning Model for Beginners' Ukrainian." 2015 Canadian Congress for Humanities and Social Sciences, CAS, Ottawa, ON (May 30 - June 1, 2015)
  • Sivachenko, O. "Developing pragmatic competence in Ukrainian L2 courses: learners' attitudes and beliefs." 2015 Canadian Congress for Humanities and Social Sciences, CAS, Ottawa, ON (May 30 - June 1, 2015).
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Teaching and Learning Ukrainian as L2: Piloting a Blended-Learning Model." The Foreign Languages Teaching and Applied Linguistics International Conference, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (8 May, 2015)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Student Motivation Profiles: Ukrainian at the Post-Secondary Level." AATSEEL, Vancouver, BC (9 January, 2015)
  • Sivachenko, O. "The development of listening skills of heritage and non-heritage learners of Ukrainian." III International Research Conference "The Ukrainian Language in the World", Lviv, Ukraine (6-7 November, 2014)
  • Sivachenko, O. "Connecting with Ukraine through UkraineAlive - testing the website." 2014 2014 Canadian Congress for Humanities and Social Sciences, CAS National Conference, St. Catherines, ON (24-26 May, 2014)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Investigating Canadian Post-Secondary Students' Motivation to Learn Ukrainian Language, Culture and Literature." National Ukrainian Teachers' Conference, Edmonton, AB (2-4 May, 2014)
  • Sivachenko, O. "Digital technologies: Ukrainian at the post-secondary level." 2014 National Ukrainian Teachers' Conference "Ukrainian Education XXI", Edmonton, AB (2-4 May, 2014)
  • Sivachenko, O. "The performance of Ukrainian speech act of requests". MLCS Graduate Students Conference: "Connections", Edmonton, AB (6-7 February, 2014)
  • Sivachenko, O. "Second language acquisition: Current trends in Slavic scholarship." 2013 Canadian Congress for Humanities and Social Sciences, CAS National Conference, Victoria, BC (1-3 June, 2013)
  • Sivachenko, O. "The connection between pragmatics and language pedagogy." MLCS Graduate Students Conference: "Connections", Edmonton, AB (12-13 April, 2013)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Developing Linguistics and Professional Competence: an On-line Business Ukrainian Textbook." AATSEEL, Boston, MA (5 January, 2013)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "A Kaleidoscope of Languages: Ukrainian Social Media." ASEEES, New Orleans, LA (17 November, 2012)
  • Sivachenko, O. "Teaching listening comprehension in Ukrainian L2 classroom: CLT perspective." II International Research Conference "The Ukrainian Language in the World", Lviv, Ukraine (8-9 November, 2012)
  • Sivachenko, O. The effect of podcasts on oral production of direct requests in Ukrainian second language classrooms. MLCS Graduate Students Conference: "[Dis]Comfort: (Re)Examining Limits of Agency", Edmonton, AB (March 3, 2012).
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Ukrainian Children's Magazines and Multiple Discursive Images of Childhood in Contemporary Ukraine." AATSEEL, Seattle, WA (5-8 January, 2012)
  • Sivachenko, O. "The Learning of Sociolinguistic Variation by Advanced Learners of Ukrainian as Second Language Learners." AATSEEL, Seattle, WA (5-8 January, 2012)
  • Sivachenko, O. "Listening comprehension proficiency of advanced heritage and non-heritage learners of Ukrainian." MLCS Graduate Students Conference: "The Creation Of Meaning: Overlapping Of Literatures, Languages and Cultures", Edmonton, AB (11-12 March, 2011).
  • Nedashkivska, A. "The Discursive Construction of Childhood in Children's Magazines in Contemporary Ukraine." ASEEES, Los Angeles, CA (20 November, 2010)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Positive Negativity: Discourse and Pragmatic Subtleties of Ukrainian." AATSEEL, Washington, DC (28 December, 2000)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Positive Negativity: Attaining Pragmatic Competence in Ukrainian and Russian", CAS, Edmonton, AB (27 May, 2000)
  • Nedashkivska, A., and D.J. Birnbaum & S. Porte "Maximizing Student Participation in Russian Language Learning." The First Annual University of Pittsburgh Teaching Excellence Conference (co-presentation:) Pittsburgh, PA (1 April, 1995)

Poster presentations

  • Nedashkivska, A. "Web-based learning resources for Business Ukrainian." 2017 Canadian Congress for Humanities and Social Sciences, CAS National Conference, Toronto, ON (27 May -30 June, 2017)
  • Sivachenko, O. "ПОДОРОЖІ.UA: Ukrainian language teaching and learning goes blended." 2017 Canadian Congress for Humanities and Social Sciences, CAS National Conference, Toronto, ON (27 May -30 June, 2017)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Ukrainian for Professional Communication: Web-based textbook." AATSEEL, San Francisco, CA (3-5 February, 2017)
  • Nedashkivska, A., and O. Bilash. "Technology and Its Transformational Role in University-Community Engagement Practices: The Case of Ukrainian Language Education." Engagement for Transformational Change conference, University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension, Edmonton, AB (2 November, 2016)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Piloting the Blended-Learning Model in the Ukrainian L2 Classroom." AATSEEL, Austin, TX (9 January, 2016)
  • Nedashkivska, A., and O. Bilash. "Long Term Partnership and Reciprocity - Past, Present and Future." Engagement Scholarship Consortium International Conference. Edmonton, AB (6-7 October, 2014)

Round table presentations

  • Nedashkivska, A. "Internet as a Tool for the Acquisition of Language and Intercultural Awareness." AATSEEL, New Orleans, LA (28 December, 2001)

CAMPUS TALKS

  • Sivachenko, O. "Quantitative Methods in Educational Research", presentation in Applied Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism class, Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (March 23, 2018)
  • Nedashkivska, A., and O. Sivachenko "Using the Blended-Learning Model in a Foreign Language Classroom", presentation in Using Technology in Second Language Classrooms class, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (October 22, 2016)
  • Sivachenko, O. "Learning Ukrainian through the blended-learning model", Summer Language Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (July 5, 2016)
  • Sivachenko, O. "Teaching about Ukraine through UkraineAlive - collecting data", presentation in Folklore and Internet class, Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (February 24, 2015)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Implementing the Blended-learning model in the Beginners Ukrainian Classroom." Arts Pedagogy Research and Innovation Laboratory. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (15 April, 2015)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Building Relationships with Your Students. Motivating Your Students." Discussion panel Tips for New Teachers organized by the FGSR, Professional Development Session Series. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (17 November, 2009)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Task-based Approach in Designing On-line Resources for Business Ukrainian." MLCS Slavic series on language pedagogy. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (8 October, 2010)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Vocabulary Building Right from the Start." MLCS Teaching series. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (18 September, 2009)

ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATIONS

  • Nedashkivska, A., and O. Bilash. "Ukrainian Language Education Centre 2030 - the Future of Ukrainian Language Education." Presentation for community stakeholders in Ukrainian education. Edmonton, AB (1 November, 2015
  • Nedashkivska, A., and O. Bilash. "Engagement Scholarship: Academic-Public Partnerships." The Ukrainian Foundation for College Education Society. Edmonton, AB (29 November, 2015)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Ukrainian Language Education in 2030." National Ukrainian Teachers' Conference. Edmonton, AB (3 May, 2014)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Movna sytuatsiia ukrains'koho kiberprostoru [The language situation in Ukrainian cyberspace]." The Shevchenko Scientific Society Lecture Series. Edmonton, AB (3 April, 2011)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "New Curriculum for Ukrainian Bilingual Education: Structuring and Implementation of Grammatical Elements." Alberta Learning series for teachers from Ukrainian bilingual programs. Edmonton, AB (September, 2001)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Toward the Implementation of the New Language and Culture Curricula." Alberta Learning series for teachers from bilingual programs. Edmonton, AB (13 March, 2001)
  • Nedashkivska, A. "Sequencing of Grammatical Elements of Ukrainian." Alberta Learning series for teachers from bilingual programs. Edmonton, AB (4 April, 2001)