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Svetlana Ilyin Teaching Fellow

Svetlana Ilyin is a Teaching Fellow in Russian Studies at the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies.

Svetlana is an Irish national who grew up in Ukraine where she got her primary degree in language teaching. She is fluent in both Ukrainian and Russian and has contributed lectures on Ukrainian identity and Soviet Ukraine to one of the Department’s core modules ‘Introduction to Central and East European Studies’.

She holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Philology and a Master’s Degree in Education from Trinity College Dublin. Her current PhD research relates to multilingual identity in education. She has extensive experience in teaching Russian in the post-primary education sector, and in teaching English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) in the further education sector.

Svetlana's main areas of research interest are: language acquisition; linguistic identities and practices; and plurilingual and multicultural education.