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Anna Borovskaya-Ellis

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Office location and address
263 New Cabell Hall
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Biography

Prof. Borovskaya-Ellis received her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from the Philology Department at Herzen State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg, Russia. After moving to the United States, she completed a MA at the University of Missouri and PhD in Slavic Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During her graduate programs she gained extensive experience in teaching language, literature, history, and culture. Anna’s language teaching is influenced by her work for the Russian Flagship Program at UW, her training as an ACTFL-certified Oral Proficiency Interview tester, and her long-standing interest in the scholarship of methodology and educational psychology. She has taught in multiple countries to people of various age groups, economic backgrounds and religions. She appreciates diversity in her classroom and maintains a welcoming atmosphere that allows all students to share their diverse experiences. Anna will be teaching different levels of Russian and Methods of Teaching Slavic Languages.

RUSS 1010: First-Year Russian
Credits: 4
Introduces Russian grammar with emphasis on reading and speaking. Class meets five days per week plus work in the language laboratory. To be followed by RUSS 2010, 2020.
RUSS 1020: First-Year Russian
Credits: 4
Introduces Russian grammar with emphasis on reading and speaking. Class meets five days per week plus work in the language laboratory. To be followed by RUSS 2010, 2020. Prerequisite: A grade of C or above in RUSS 1010.
RUSS 3010: Third-Year Russian
Credits: 3
Continuation of Russian grammar. Includes intensive oral practice through reports, dialogues, guided discussions; composition of written reports and essays; readings in literary and non-literary texts. Class meets three hours per week, plus work in the language laboratory. Prerequisite: RUSS 2010, 2020 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
RUSS 3020: Third-Year Russian
Credits: 3
Continuation of Russian grammar. Includes intensive oral practice through reports, dialogues, guided discussions; composition of written reports and essays; readings in literary and non-literary texts. Class meets three hours per week, plus work in the language laboratory. Prerequisite: RUSS 2020 with a grade of C or better.
RUSS 3030: Intermediate Conversation
Credits: 1
Two hours of conversation practice per week. Prerequisite: RUSS 1020, or equivalent. RUSS 2020 is strongly recommended.
RUSS 4010: Fourth-Year Russian
Credits: 3
Continuation of Russian grammar. Includes oral practice, extensive reading, and work in Russian stylistics. Prerequisite: RUSS 3010, 3020 with a grade of C or better.
RUSS 4020: Fourth-Year Russian
Credits: 3
Continuation of Russian grammar. Includes oral practice, extensive reading, and work in Russian stylistics. Prerequisite: RUSS 4010 with a grade of C or better.
RUSS 5050: Advanced Conversation
Credits: 1
Two hours of conversation practice per week. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: RUSS 3020.
RUSS 5080: Methodology
Credits: 3
Course is designed as a combination of practical classroom procedures & techniques & the theoretical aspects of language teaching methodology. Active participation in unit & lesson planning will be accompanied by critical reading & further class discussion about the methods observed & current research on second language acquisition .The course is intended for advanced undergrad & grad students with at least four years of Russian language study.
RUSS 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–4
Generic course to be used when students are taking non-lecture based independent study with a faculty member.