Sunday, September 21, 2008

Meet Larissa Olesova from Yakutsk-Indiana


Brief Bio
I am currently a second year doctoral student in Educational Technology program at Purdue University. In addition, I have certificates in Internet Integration into Classroom from Lewis and Clark College, Teaching Case-Study Method from Project Harmony and IATP. Right now, I am a Ross Fellowship recipient at Purdue (teaching and research assistant). I am originally from Republic Sakha (Yakutia), Russia. I got my bachelor's degree and master’s degree in English and Literature from Yakutsk State University (Siberia, Russia). After I graduated from university, I taught ESL, Business English and TOEFL at the Department of Foreign Languages in Technical and Natural Sciences at Yakutsk University. I worked as an interpreter at several events held in Yakutsk. I got my Doctoral Degree in Pedagogy in Russia in 1999.

Hobbies
I like writing essays, watching movies, skating and swimming. As the President of Yakut TESOL (a professional organization for people who are interested in English in Yakutia), I enjoy organizing professional events for English teachers in my city and collaborating with other professionals in ESL/EFL. My husband and I like traveling and living in different cities and places to learn something new. We dream about visiting Africa and Australia some day in the future.

3 comments:

Sahar Alabbadi said...

Hi Larissa,
Nice to meet you too, and I liked your Bio, it is very interesting.

Larissa Olesova said...

Sahar, hi

Nice to meet you too. Welcome to the project. I hope we will enjoy participating in it.
Larissa

Lidiane Kinnick said...

Hello Larissa,

Thank you for commenting in my introduction.
Yes, he is my lovely husband.
Thank you for helping us to get in contact with your students.

Gos bless your work.

Lidiane