2019-2020 UBC Killam Teaching Prize

Ph.D., University of Victoria
Certified Tester of Russian as a Foreign Language, Moscow State University
M.A., Simon Fraser University
M.Ed., Moscow State Regional University

Originally from Moscow, Veta Chitnev has been teaching with CENES since 2008.

She teaches Russian language and culture courses and coordinates all sections of Russian language courses. Veta is also responsible for student placement tests and Russian proficiency examinations.

Her areas of specialization are teaching Russian as a second language, pedagogy, and curriculum development and design. Her other interests include intercultural studies and educational psychology.

 

Chitnev, V. (2019). The review of the English language national testing system in Canada. The Russian Test, Theory and Practice, 7, 48-52.

Research Interests:

  • Assessment in higher education
  • Feminist pedagogy
  • Russian language
  • Intercultural studies
  • Leaning and instructional theories
  • Motivation and social-emotional adjustment in educational settings

Currently Teaching

Winter 2020

RUSS101 Basic Russian I Sections

Introduction to contemporary Russian. Oral practice, grammar, reading, and writing.

Winter 2020

RUSS102 Basic Russian II Sections

Continuation of RUSS 101.

Winter 2020

RUSS303 Topics in Russian Culture (in English) Sections

Features of Russian culture with an emphasis on historical and social contexts. Specific course content will vary. Consult CENES for this year's offerings at https://cenes.ubc.ca/undergraduate/slavic-studies/russian-minor/

Winter 2020

RUSS202 Second-Year Russian II Sections

A continuation of RUSS 201. Intermediate oral practice, grammar, reading, composition. A special section may be provided for Science students. Credit will be granted for only one of RUSS 202 or RUSS 200.

Winter 2020

RUSS400B Fourth-Year Russian - FOURTH-YEAR RUSS Sections

Advanced oral practice, reading and composition.

Winter 2020

RUSS201 Second-Year Russian I Sections

Intermediate oral practice, grammar, reading, composition. A special section may be provided for Science students. Credit will be granted for only one of RUSS 201 or RUSS 200.