Julia Kobrina-Coolidge

Russian, EDSL, EDCI
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At Chico State, Julia Kobrina-Coolidge has taught a variety of Russian language, German film, and graduate courses in the MA in Teaching International Languages program. Additionally, she has taught English as a Second Language and developmental reading and writing courses as a part-time instructor at Butte Community College and American Language and Culture Institute at Chico State and worked as a visiting instructor of Russian at Indiana University Summer Language Workshop (2010) and Middlebury College in Vermont (2017).


Julia Kobrina-Coolidge holds Doctor of Modern Languages degree from Middlebury College (2017). She came to Chico State where she earned the Master of Arts in Teaching International Languages degree with a minor in linguistics (2001). She received a BA in English with a minor in German from Linguistics University of Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia.


Some of her professional interests include methodology for teaching foreign languages, theory of translation, Russian and German literature of the 20th century, German cinema, and the literary works of Vladimir Nabokov. She is a recipient of several fellowships and awards including the Summer 2016 Fulbright/ DAAD Fellowship for U.S. faculty in German, the Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace from Middlebury College, and Rotary International Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship. Dr. Kobrina-Coolidge has made numerous presentations at state, national, and international conferences, including the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) and the Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), and at various universities. When not teaching, she enjoys traveling, visiting friends and family around the world, reading, being outdoors, yoga, and long conversations over coffee.


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