Qiang studies Chinese linguistics. At the LLC he is working on documentation and serves as a liaison between the LLC and the Asian Literature and Languages Department. He is from China. Previously, he worked as a graduate instructor in the Chinese Program at the University of Iowa. At that time he took his first course on Multi-media and SLA, which was a very wonderful course. He is interested in linguistics, Chinese literature and language pedagogy. Besides Chinese, he has studied German, but he needs more work to improve his reading ability. He also has a great interest in some Asian languages, such as Japanese, Korean, Tibetan and Manchu.
Wei Zuo is currently enrolled in the Ph.D program in English Department. She comes from China, and is always interested in learning different languages and cultures. Her ideal job would be to work as a bridge between China and the outside world, bringing more understanding among people from eastern and western countries. She has rich experience teaching Chinese and English to students of different ages. In her spare time, she likes to read, play sports, dance and travel. She serves as a liaison between the LLC and the Asian Literature and Languages Department.
Veronika is a PhD candidate at the department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. A Russian native speaker, she is an experienced teacher, who taught Russian and English in both the US and Russia. Veronika's research focuses on the language of manipulation in TV commercials and cross-cultural semantics and pragmatics. Her interests also include language teaching methodology and computer-assisted language learning. She worked at the Language Learning Center at the UW for several years where she successfully helped many language instructors to integrate technology in the process of foreign language teaching. Some of the primary projects include working with Flash, Moodle and doing extensive audio recordings and video digitization. This year, Veronika will be liaison for the Baltic and Scandinavian programs.
Mutalip is a graduate student at the English Department majoring in TESOL. He is an experienced language teacher who has taught English, Uyghur and Chinese in various language teaching settings in China. He speaks Uyghur, Chinese and English equally fluently, and is very interested in Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics and Computer Assisted Language Learning. He finds language learning process and ever greater role of technology in language instruction to be fascinating. Currently he is working as a liaison between the LLC and UW International & English Language Programs.
Russell has been with the LLC for over three years functioning as an SA for the Linguistics department. Some of the primary projects include working on this website, and Moodle. Previous work before the LLC focused on graphics, web and publishing software (e.g., InDesign, Photoshop, Flash, HTML, CSS, Quark). He is a graduate student in the Linguistics Department studying language policy. Languages: English, Latin, and currently learning Korean.
Rebecca is a dual Masters candidate at the Evans School for Public Affairs and at the Jackson School for International Studies, where she focuses on the Middle East. This year she is working as the NELC liaison for the LLC. Rebecca has experience with Turkish and Persian and a brief familiarity with Arabic and Hebrew. She has taught English to professionals overseas, but prefers working with young adults. She is excited to continue learning more Turkic and Indo-Persian languages such as Uzbek, Tajik and Kirghiz. Rebecca is excited to learn and build on her experience working with technology at the LLC. In her free time, she enjoys bicycling, cooking, and traveling.
Christophe Jamot came to work for the LLC three years ago. He has been the liaison for Romance languages ever since. He got his BA in English from the University of Versailles and first came to UW in 2006 to teach French. He is currently working on his Master in Policy Studies. He has worked on a variety of projects with French, Italian and Spanish instructors including the creation of Moodle online courses and the digitization of hundreds of hours of audio/video material. He will also be the liaison for the German department this year.
Lena Doubivko has joined the LLC team in summer 2011. This academic year she'll be assisting the Slavic department's technological needs. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Slavic department at the University of Washington. Her research interests are gender and body issues in post-Soviet literature and film, and the use of technology in teaching of foreign languages. In summer 2012 she fulfilled the role of STARTALK Russian Student Program Director. She is well-traveled and has a broad experience teaching Russian and German as foreign languages in the US, Canada, Germany and Russia. During her graduate studies at the UW, Lena became especially interested in using multimedia and technology in teaching of Russian language and culture courses. In her free time, Lena likes reading, watching movies, cooking, hiking and playing with her adorable toddler Dasha.
Location & HoursThe LLC is located in the basement of Denny Hall, near the northwest corner of the main UW campus.
Computing/CALL labs, Classrooms & Help desk:Monday-Thursday: 8am-8pm
Administrative office:Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
Address:University of Washington