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 graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with Specialist Degree with honours in clinical psychology and was awarded with qualification of psychologist, clinical psychologist, teacher of psychology. At MSU, my research mainly focused on psychology of aggression and perception of verbal aggressive stimuli.
Karen Busche is an adjunct lecturer and started working at the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies in September 2015. She teaches two GER 101 courses and also takes part in CULT.
Aleksandra Srsa Benko, BA, M.Sc.Ed.
Visiting Lecturer of Croatian Language and Culture
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 33383
Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 08:30-09:30 in ML 308
Education: PhD Linguistics in progress, University of Zagreb
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.