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Igor Maslennikov studied at the Minsk State Linguistic University, Belarus and at the Karl-Marx University in Leipzig, Germany. He also completed an internship program of the Carl Duisberg Society in Cologne, Germany.
Since 2006 Igor has been an instructor within CENES and with UBC Continuing Studies. He has also taught German at the Language Training Institute at SFU and in private language schools. Igor has more than 23 years’ of combined experience working as a German language instructor, interpreter and translator.
Igor worked as a volunteer translator and interpreter during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He received his MA in Liberal Studies from SFU in 2016 and his PhD in Philosophy of Education from SFU in 2021.
Dr. Maslenikau’s monograph, Teaching Foreign Languages with Michael Bakhtin: Phenomenology in the Classroom (2022) attempts to analyze the philosophical ideas of Mikhail Bakhtin from the point of view of their possible implementation in teaching practices, mostly for the teaching of foreign languages. The book examines the philosophy of Bakhtin’s aesthetics, deals with the possible implementation of the Bakhtinan dialogic philosophy in the theory of knowledge, and examines Bakhtin’s architectonics as a specific strategic tool, which allows for optimizing and effectively carrying out the many interrelationships of participating in many teaching processes. Together with Bakhtin’s ideas, the ideas of cognition specific to the neo-Kantian, primarily German, philosophical schools, are explored as well as their influence on Bakhtin and his followers.
Teaching Foreign Languages with Michael Bakhtin: Phenomenology in the Classroom (2022, ISBN 978-1-77835-151-8)
German Children’s and Teenager’s Slang. Translation Journal Volume 7, Nr. 3, 2003
Some Advice on Preparing for Simultaneous Interpretation of Current Political Themes. Translation Journal Volume 8, Nr. 2, 2004
Picturesque German (German Idioms and Their Origins) Translation Journal Volume 9, Nr. 4, 2005
Proverbs and Phrases of Biblical Origin. Translation Journal Volume 10, Nr. 2, 2006