Veta Chitnev

Lecturer of Russian | Director of Undergraduate Studies, Russian
phone 604 827 5541
location_on Buchanan Tower 903

Regional Research Area

Education

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

About

Coordinator, Russian Language | Global Seminar Director

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.


Research

Research Interests:

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

Publications

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


Awards

2019-2020 UBC Killam Teaching Prize


Invited Talks and Presentations

Presented on the topic of “Intensive Russian language courses for beginners: some pros and cons” at American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) conference in New Orleans, DC, Feb 10, 2019.

Presented on the topic of “Leveraging technology to form deeper and more meaningful connections with students.” Learning Technology Innovation Summit, UBC, April 30, 2018.

Presented on the topic of “Mastering Language Skills through Play in the Classroom” at the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) conference in Washington, DC, Feb 2018

Presented on the topic of “Feminist pedagogy in the elementary Russian Language Classroom” at the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) conference in Washington, DC, Feb 2018

Presented on the topic “Feminist assessment in the first-year Russian language courses” at the First-Year-Educators’ Symposium at UBC, January 20, 2018

Guest Lecture and Discussion on the topic Leo Tolstoy and Existentialism Guest Lecture,  PHIL 385, UBC, Sept 27, 2018.

Guest Lecture and Discussion on the topic The Philosophy of Fyodor Dostoevsky, PHIL 385,  UBC, July 12, 2018.

Presented on the topic of “Hybrid Russian language courses for beginners” at the Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference in Toronto, ON, May 2017.

Presented on the topic of “Assessment for Learning in the Elementary Russian Language Courses” at American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) conference in San Francisco, CA, February 2017

Guest Lecture and Discussion on the topic “Dostoevsky and Existentialism, PHIL 385A, Department of Philosophy, UBC, January 2017

Presented on the topic of “Presentations in the Elementary Russian Language Courses” at Teaching Russian conference at the University of Victoria (UVic) in Victoria, BC, August 2016

Presentation at UBC Symposium on Innovation in Language Teaching and Learning, April2016

Organized a roundtable and presented on the topic of “Assessment practices in the Russian language classroom,” American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) conference in Austin, Texas, January 2016

Presented at CENES Colloquium Strategies and Challenges for Assessment in Various CENES Courses, February 2015


Veta Chitnev

Lecturer of Russian | Director of Undergraduate Studies, Russian
phone 604 827 5541
location_on Buchanan Tower 903

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

Coordinator, Russian Language | Global Seminar Director

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.

Research Interests:

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

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

2019-2020 UBC Killam Teaching Prize

Presented on the topic of “Intensive Russian language courses for beginners: some pros and cons” at American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) conference in New Orleans, DC, Feb 10, 2019.

Presented on the topic of “Leveraging technology to form deeper and more meaningful connections with students.” Learning Technology Innovation Summit, UBC, April 30, 2018.

Presented on the topic of “Mastering Language Skills through Play in the Classroom” at the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) conference in Washington, DC, Feb 2018

Presented on the topic of “Feminist pedagogy in the elementary Russian Language Classroom” at the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) conference in Washington, DC, Feb 2018

Presented on the topic “Feminist assessment in the first-year Russian language courses” at the First-Year-Educators’ Symposium at UBC, January 20, 2018

Guest Lecture and Discussion on the topic Leo Tolstoy and Existentialism Guest Lecture,  PHIL 385, UBC, Sept 27, 2018.

Guest Lecture and Discussion on the topic The Philosophy of Fyodor Dostoevsky, PHIL 385,  UBC, July 12, 2018.

Presented on the topic of “Hybrid Russian language courses for beginners” at the Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference in Toronto, ON, May 2017.

Presented on the topic of “Assessment for Learning in the Elementary Russian Language Courses” at American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) conference in San Francisco, CA, February 2017

Guest Lecture and Discussion on the topic “Dostoevsky and Existentialism, PHIL 385A, Department of Philosophy, UBC, January 2017

Presented on the topic of “Presentations in the Elementary Russian Language Courses” at Teaching Russian conference at the University of Victoria (UVic) in Victoria, BC, August 2016

Presentation at UBC Symposium on Innovation in Language Teaching and Learning, April2016

Organized a roundtable and presented on the topic of “Assessment practices in the Russian language classroom,” American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) conference in Austin, Texas, January 2016

Presented at CENES Colloquium Strategies and Challenges for Assessment in Various CENES Courses, February 2015

Veta Chitnev

Lecturer of Russian | Director of Undergraduate Studies, Russian
phone 604 827 5541
location_on Buchanan Tower 903

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

Coordinator, Russian Language | Global Seminar Director

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.

Research Interests:

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

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

2019-2020 UBC Killam Teaching Prize

Presented on the topic of “Intensive Russian language courses for beginners: some pros and cons” at American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) conference in New Orleans, DC, Feb 10, 2019.

Presented on the topic of “Leveraging technology to form deeper and more meaningful connections with students.” Learning Technology Innovation Summit, UBC, April 30, 2018.

Presented on the topic of “Mastering Language Skills through Play in the Classroom” at the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) conference in Washington, DC, Feb 2018

Presented on the topic of “Feminist pedagogy in the elementary Russian Language Classroom” at the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) conference in Washington, DC, Feb 2018

Presented on the topic “Feminist assessment in the first-year Russian language courses” at the First-Year-Educators’ Symposium at UBC, January 20, 2018

Guest Lecture and Discussion on the topic Leo Tolstoy and Existentialism Guest Lecture,  PHIL 385, UBC, Sept 27, 2018.

Guest Lecture and Discussion on the topic The Philosophy of Fyodor Dostoevsky, PHIL 385,  UBC, July 12, 2018.

Presented on the topic of “Hybrid Russian language courses for beginners” at the Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference in Toronto, ON, May 2017.

Presented on the topic of “Assessment for Learning in the Elementary Russian Language Courses” at American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) conference in San Francisco, CA, February 2017

Guest Lecture and Discussion on the topic “Dostoevsky and Existentialism, PHIL 385A, Department of Philosophy, UBC, January 2017

Presented on the topic of “Presentations in the Elementary Russian Language Courses” at Teaching Russian conference at the University of Victoria (UVic) in Victoria, BC, August 2016

Presentation at UBC Symposium on Innovation in Language Teaching and Learning, April2016

Organized a roundtable and presented on the topic of “Assessment practices in the Russian language classroom,” American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) conference in Austin, Texas, January 2016

Presented at CENES Colloquium Strategies and Challenges for Assessment in Various CENES Courses, February 2015