Liya Zalaltdinova
Assistant Teaching Professor
Russian Program

Liya Zalaltdinova earned her Ph.D. degree with a concentration in Second Language Acquisition from the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY). Her research interests focus on Second Language Acquisition and pragmatic competence, in particular on modality as a reflection of pragmatic competence, development of pragmatic competence and strategies for teaching pragmatic competence.

Before joining the University of Colorado, Liya taught Russian at Oberlin College (as a Fulbright TA), at the University of Pittsburgh and at Williams College. She also taught English courses at the Kazan National Research Technical University in Russia. During her five years at SUNY, Liya developed and taught both undergraduate and graduate content and language teaching methods courses for the TESOL program.

Liya is а passionate quilter and she has been a member of the Union of Arts of Tatarstan and of Russia between 2007 and 2011.