Teaching.

My teaching experience at Simon Fraser University (SFU) began with tutorials for LING 200 Introduction to Linguistics course. These were a good starting point to engage with students from diverse cultural backgrounds and Canadian academic culture, and to learn more about the teaching craft. Because I believe that to teach is to learn.

Naturally, I wanted to learn more, so in 2017 I held my first instructor position at SFU. Since then I’ve been teaching various courses at both SFU and University of British Columbia (UBC), and enjoying the interaction with students.

Sessional Instructor

2020 Spring

LING 200: Introduction to Sentence Analysis

SFU Burnaby | 80 students

2020 Spring

LING 319: Historical Linguistics

UBC | 40 students

2019 Summer

LING 480: Special Topics — Medical Communication

SFU Burnaby | 26 students

2019 Spring

LING 100: Introduction to Language and Linguistics

UBC | 178 students

2018 Summer

LING 480: Special Topics — Medical Communication

SFU Burnaby | 23 students

2018 Spring

LING 200: Introduction to Sentence Analysis
(two sections)

SFU Burnaby | 84 students
SFU Vancouver | 10 students

2017 Summer

LING 160: Language, Culture, and Society

SFU Burnaby | 65 students

2017 Spring

LING 100: Communication and Language

SFU Surrey | 84 students

Teaching Assistant

2015 Spring

LING 200: Introduction to English Grammar

SFU Surrey | Instructor: Ivelina Tchizmarova

2014 Spring

LING 200: Description of English Grammar

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Dr. Maite Taboada

2014 Fall

LING 220: Introduction to Linguistics

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Dr. Anne Rimrott
2 Tutorials, 20 students each

2013 Spring

LING 220: Introduction to Linguistics

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Dr. Anne Rimrott
2 Tutorials, 20 students each

2013 Fall

LING 220: Introduction to Linguistics

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Dr. Anne Rimrott
2 Tutorials, 20 students each

2012 Fall

LING 200: Description of English Grammar

SFU Vancouver | Instructor: Dr. Anne Rimrott
2 Tutorials, 20 students each

2011 Spring

LING 220: Introduction to Linguistics

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Dr. Trude Heift
4 Tutorials, 20 students each

2010 Spring

LING 220: Introduction to Linguistics

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Dr. Dean Mellow
2 Tutorials, 20 students each

2010 Summer

LING 220: Introduction to Linguistics

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Dr. Panayiotis Pappas
2 Tutorials, 20 students each

2009 Summer

LING 220: Introduction to Linguistics

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Dr. Cliff Burgess
2 Tutorials, 20 students each

2009 Fall

LING 220: Introduction to Linguistics

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Dr. Trude Heift
2 Tutorials, 20 students each

Tutor Marker

2015 Spring

LING 100: Language and Communication

SFU Surrey | Instructor: Dr. Debopam Das

2013 Summer

LING 110: The Wonder of Words

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Dr. Cliff Burgess

2013 Summer

LING 221: Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Dr. Marion Caldecott

2013 Spring

LING 100: Language and Communication

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Dr. Anne Rimrott

2010 Fall

LING 222: Introduction to Syntax (occasional substitution for lecturing)

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Dr. Rada Trnavac

2010 Fall

LING 100: Language and Communication

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Dr. Cliff Burgess

2009 Summer

LING 362: English as a Second Language — Theory

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Dr. Suzanne Hilgendorf

2009 Summer

LING 100: Language and Communication

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Dr. Yurie Pankratz

2009 Spring

LING 220: Introduction to Syntax

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Emrah Görgülü

2009 Spring

LING 100: Language and Communication

SFU BUrnaby | Instructor: Dr. Yue Wang

2008 Spring

LING 350: First Language Acquisition

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Dr. Jane Fee

2008 Fall

LING 100: Language and Communication

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Cliff Burgess

2007 Fall

LING 260: Language, Culture, and Society

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Dr. Panayiotis Pappas

2007 Fall

LING 130: Practical Phonetics

SFU Burnaby | Instructor: Dr. Juan Sosa

Testimonials

I just wanted to thank you again for engaging me in Linguistics at SFU. We only met up once a week, but your passion and patience as an educator was enough to make me want to keep studying in the Ling department. At that point in my education, I had been unsure what I wanted to study. … This course made me immediately change my mind, and I have you to thank for that. You pushed us to be better students, and I found myself enjoying learning, which was something that I’d lost during my first year and a half at SFU. Thank you so much for being a part of my educational path, and helping me discover my passion for Linguistics.

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CARLY GURALIUK, 2nd year BA student, Linguistics major

MY ROLE: TA assistant for LING 220 Introduction to Linguistics, Spring 2016

Thank you so much for a great semester, and I am delighted to have been able to take this course. I have a great interest in counselling in medical settings, but I didn’t, and still don’t really, know where and how to start going about it. … This course is probably the closest I will get to nourishing my interest, at least during my undergraduate degree. My enthusiasm and interest may not have been too apparent, but I can confidently say that this has been one of my favourite courses, if not the most.

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KEVIN KONG, 3rd year BA student, major in Linguistics, minor in Psychology

MY ROLE: Instructor for LING 480 Medical Communication, Summer 2018

Emma Mileva’s course helped me understand how power dynamics expressed through language in medical discourse can affect health outcomes. This course would be particularly applicable for undergrads who are considering a career in the medical field, or anyone who wants to give their doctor a few tips on effective communication.

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SUSANNA FIRLEY, 4th year BA student, major in Linguistics, minor in Psychology

MY ROLE: Instructor for LING 480 Medical Communication, Summer 2019