Yuliya Melnyk
Associate Professor (Dotsent) of EFL

Native language: Russian/Ukrainian
Other Languages: English (close to native), Bulgarian, survival German
Currently living in: United States
Skype name: Yuliya



YULIYA MELNYK
Washington, DC
20016
USA
ymelnyk@yahoo.com
www.kirovohrad.iatp.org.ua/melnyk

Ph.D. in Linguistics (Certified as Ph.D. by NARIC, United Kingdom) – Odesa National Mechnikov University, Odesa, Ukraine – 1996, certified by NARIC in 2004
M.A. in Journalism - School of Journalism (Strategic Communication major), University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, USA - 2007

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

• Teach ESL, Russian and Ukrainian
• Translation/interpretation
• Teach Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations
• Teach Grammar
• Education journalism: writing about briefings, meetings, Capitol Hill, new education bills
• Write press releases, creative briefs, literature reviews, SWOT analysis, case studies
• Qualitative and quantitative research
• Immigrant newspapers
• Health care translation/interpretation

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, COLUMBIA
M.A. in Journalism
GPA 3.6 (Max. 4.0) Columbia, MO, USA
08/05 – 05/07
ODESA STATE MECHNIKOV UNIVERSITY
Kandidat Nauk degree certified as Ph.D. in Linguistics by NARIC, United Kingdom
Odesa, Ukraine
1996

ODESA STATE MECHNIKOV UNIVERSITY
Bachelor’s degree in the Russian language and literature and English language
GPA 5.0 (Max.5.0)
Odesa, Ukraine
1993

WORK EXPERIENCE

Education Writer for a national publication about education Washington, DC area, USA

2007

• Write about current policies in education
• Attend Capitol Hill
• Write about current legislations
• Attend events about education
• Interview grantmakers
• Write “Insider’s Tips”

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI Columbia, MO
Medical Interpreter 02/06 – 05/07

• Interpret for patients whose knowledge of English is not sufficient
• Participate in the special cultural and ethical training “Bridging the Gap” (intercultural communication, communication with immigrants, confidentiality in health care, etc)

VOICE OF AMERICA
Ukrainian Service
Translator
Washington, DC, USA
01/07-04/07

• Translate TV news from English into Ukrainian
• Translate radio & Internet news from English into Ukrainian
• Do research about real estate advertising in Washington, DC area

PAXTON KEELEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Columbia, MO
Interpreter

• Interpret at parent-teacher conferences
• Interpret by phone

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Serial and Government Publications Division
Researcher Washington, DC, USA
05/06-08/07
• Do research of the Russian newspaper collection (XVIII-XX centuries)
• Translate from Russian into English
• Write the reports
• Select materials for digitizing

KIROVOHRAD STATE PEDAGOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Associate Professor at the Department of the Foreign Philology, School of Philology and Journalism Kirovohrad, Ukraine
9/98 –8/05
8/05-9/07 - sabbatical

• Teach “Advanced Writing”, “Advanced English”
• Use CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning)
• Teach Community Journalism
• Supervise research work of students
• Mentor students’ internships at public schools
• Teach English Grammar
• Make presentations at the conferences
• Teach Ukrainian as foreign language
• Teach “Introduction to the Bulgarian language”

KIROVOHRAD STATE PEDAGOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Lecturer at the Department of the Foreign Philology, School of Philology and Journalism Kirovohrad, Ukraine
11/94 –9/98

• Teach English
• Publish manuals
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Visiting scholar at EFL Department Washington, DC
8/00 –7/01

• Learn new methods of EFL teaching with CALL
• Make presentations at Maryland TESOL 2000 and IALL 2001 (Rice University, Houston, TX)

ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE INSTITUTION (ADTI)
Intern Arlington, VA
3/01 –7/01

• Write white papers on technology, telecommunication and intellectual property
• Analysis of corporate strategy behind political contributions
• Create databases of journalist organizations

LANGUAGES

Russian (native), Ukrainian (native), English (fluent), Bulgarian (good), German (survival level).

RECENT PRESENTATIONS AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
• Teaching Community Journalism, Teaching English. Los Angeles CATESOL. Regional Conference. University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA, October 22, 2005.
• The Influence of the Internet on EFL Teaching in Ukraine. Catch the Dream. TESL Canada National Conference. Regina, Saskatchewan, May 17-18, 2002.
• The Influence of the Internet on Teaching in Ukraine. IALL 2001. Exploring New Directions in Language Learning Technology. Seventh Biennial Conference. Rice University, May 22-26, 2001.
• English via the Internet in Ukraine. Maryland TESOL 2000. 20th Annual Conference, November 4, 2000. Anne Arundel Community College




Available for employment.

  • Full-time, Contract
  • Location: Germany, Western Europe
  • ESL Job Interests: University, adults, children, public & private schools
Please contact me for more information.