Kate Skorodinskaya

Kate Skorodinskaya

Lecturer
COED 422
yskorodi@uncc.edu

Overview

Kate Skorodinskaya is an instructor of Russian studies. She graduated in 1995 from Moscow State University with a M.A. degree in Journalism. She worked for Russian national TV channels (ORT, RTR) as a screen writer and editor of TV-programs, documentaries, and films. She worked as a screenwriter for the documentary series “Geniuses and Villains of the 20th century” which was awarded the Russian Television Academy award “Tefi” in 2000. As an editor of the company “ORT-video” (national TV-channel), Kate promoted new movies and TV series for the channel. In 2000, she started working for Russian magazines and newspapers (“Health”, “Arguments and Facts”). She wrote and edited articles, conducted interviews with legendary scientists working in various fields (medicine, psychology, biology and sociology) as well as Russian celebrities – singers, actors and directors. She is currently working remotely as an author for one of the most popular Russian newspapers “Arguments and Facts.” She writes columns and articles about the upbringing of children, education, and cultural aspects of everyday life. In 2012 she started teaching at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She teaches Elementary Russian courses, Russian Civilization and Culture, and Topics in Russian Films.

Educational Background
  • M.A. in Journalism, Moscow State University, Russia
Research Interests
  • New methods of teaching foreign languages
  • Cultural aspects of raising and educating children in different countries
Teaching Areas
  • Russian Civilization and Culture
  • Film
  • Russian Language
Selected Courses
  • RUSS 1201/1202 Elementary Russian
  • RUSS 3203 Russian Civilization and Culture
  • FILM 3054 (3052) Topics in Russian Film
  • RUSS 3050 Masterpieces of Russian Literature in translation
Selected Publications

List of some articles (headlines are given in translation)

Russia. Newspaper “Arguments and Facts.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argumenty_i_Fakty)

http://www.aif.ru/health/children/41261 “Russian School in the American South.”

http://www.aif.ru/health/children/39850 “Born on the 4th of July or how to raise children in America.”

http://www.aif.ru/health/psychologic/44919 “In pursuit of a better life. Can changing your country change your life?”

http://www.aif.ru/health/opinion/1083317 “School teacher as fate. One year long fate.”