Hi and thank you for checking out my webpage! My name is Tetiana Tytko. I am a first-year Ph.D. student in Second Language Acquisition and a Graduate Assistant in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Philology and Master’s in English Language and Literature from Chernivtsi State University in Ukraine. For the past 7 years, I have been teaching English as an ESL/EFL to students of different age groups, various language proficiency levels, and cultural backgrounds. I have also been working as a tutor for standardized English tests and a writing tutor online and face-to-face.
During my MA program in Ukraine, I worked as a Teaching Assistant and Group Supervisor. My thesis examined methods of reinforcing L2 learners’ critical and creative thinking skills in English conversation classes. Additionally, I have experience working as an ESL/EFL teacher at an English summer camp, secondary school, and international medical company.
I obtained my second Master’s in the Department of Linguistics at Ohio University where I also worked as a Teaching Assistant and Assistant Coordinator of the ELIP Academic & Global Communication Program. This experience transformed me from a teaching educator into an applied linguist and SLA researcher willing to explore existing issues related to language learning related which I observed in an English teaching context.
My primary research interests lie in instructed second language acquisition (ISLA), computer-assisted language learning (CALL), and their intersection. Specifically, I am interested in the dimensions of second language (L2) learners’ engagement in technology-mediated task-based language teaching (TBLT). My additional research interests center around L2 writing, Corpus Linguistics, and English for Specific Purposes.
I look forward to sharing my experiences with you. I will be happy to answer your questions through email or phone and can be reached at the communication channels below!