Dr. Kozlova began her teaching career as a teacher of English as a foreign language and taught EFL to elementary through high school students for 12 years in Ukraine, Russia, and Mongolia. In the United States and in Canada, Dr. Kozlova taught courses in applied linguistics at graduate, undergraduate, and teacher-certification levels at Georgia State University, Old Dominion University, Carleton University, and Algonquin College. She also taught English for academic purposes and Russian as a foreign language.
Since 2004, Dr. Kozlova has been actively involved in promoting online teaching and learning. She participated in the development and delivery of online Russian language courses for Georgia Institute of Technology and Carleton University. At Carleton University, she was part of the team that received a shared online course fund from the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities to develop and deliver an introductory course in applied linguistics.
Dr. Kozlova has received two teaching-related awards. In 2014, she was awarded a Teaching Achievement Award at Carleton University for her innovative approach to university teaching, including the incorporation of technology in the classroom. In 2013, she was part of the international team (including Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada and TED University, Ankara, Turkey) that received an honorable mention from the International e-Learning Association in the international e-learning category for the project “Language Teaching and Learning in a 3D Virtual Learning Environment.”
Research Interests and Current Projects
Dr. Kozlova’s research focuses on the use of second/foreign language spoken discourse in the classroom setting and in casual conversation, the application of technology for second/foreign language teaching and learning, task-based learning, and communication across cultures. One of her recent research projects explored whether language-learning tasks with an environment exploration component mediate learner autonomy in 3D virtual worlds. Another project concentrated on the factors affecting learners’ collaboration in 3D virtual environments. Currently, Dr. Kozlova is involved in the project “Functions of eh in Canadian English,” which she is working on with her former students from Carleton University.
Ph.D. (Applied Linguistics) Georgia State University, 2008
M.A. (with distinction, Teaching International Languages) California State University, Chico, 2002
B.A. (English) Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine, 1987
Areas of Expertise
Second/foreign language pedagogy
Second language acquisition
Computer-assisted language learning