Dr. Viktoriya Melnykevych completed her MA in German at the University of Toronto and received her PhD at the University of Waterloo in 2012. She has taught language and translation courses at McMaster University and University of Toronto.
Born and raised in the Netherlands, I have been fascinated with languages since I was very young. After studying translation and interpretation in Antwerp, Belgium, I came to the Université de Montréal for a M.A. in Linguistics. I settled with my family in Ontario in 2006 and started teaching Dutch at the University of Waterloo in 2011.
I am a German native speaker who started working as an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies in September 2016. I teach beginner German language courses and participate in the Certificate in University Language Teaching.
I studied teaching English as a foreign language and physical education in Germany. Being very passionate about both my disciplines, my final thesis paper investigated the effects of physical activity in the foreign language classroom.