My name is Larissa Olesova.
I am currently a fourth year doctoral student in Educational Technology program at Purdue University. In addition, I have certificates in Internet Integration into Classroom from Lewis and Clark College, Teaching Case-Study Method from Project Harmony and IATP. Right now, I am a Ross Fellowship recipient at Purdue (teaching and research assistant). I am originally from Republic Sakha (Yakutia), Russia. I got my bachelor's degree and master’s degree in English and Literature from Yakutsk State University (Siberia, Russia). After I graduated from university, I taught ESL, Business English and TOEFL at the Department of Foreign Languages in Technical and Natural Sciences at Yakutsk University. I worked as an interpreter at several events held in Yakutsk. I got my Doctoral Degree in Pedagogy in Russia in 1999.
I like writing essays, watching movies, skating and swimming. As the President of Yakut TESOL (a professional organization for people who are interested in English in Yakutia), I enjoy organizing professional events for English teachers in my city and collaborating with other professionals in ESL/EFL. My husband and I like traveling and living in different cities and places to learn something new. We dream about visiting Africa and Australia some day in the future.