Saule Moldabekova

Lecturer Sr, Russian
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0202

Biography

Saule Moldabekova is Senior Lecturer in School of International Letters and Cultures.  She is Barrett Honors Faculty and Melikian Center Affiliate. Dr.Moldabekova has been teaching Russian language and culture at Arizona State University since 2007.  She developed and implemented two new courses: "Russian Mass Media" and "Russian for Heritage Speakers".

Her previous experience includes teaching at Thunderbird School of Global Management and at the Pedagogical Institute of Culture in Kazakhstan.  She served as a consultant for the Institute of International Education (New York, USA) and IREX (Washington, D.C.), providing logistical support for Exxon Mobil Russian Scholars Program, and contributing as writer, reviewer and editor to the Corporate Sustainability Education Program for Russian universities.

She holds a Master of Science and Doctor in Education from St.Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts in Russia.  Dr.Moldabekova received an Honorary Doctor in Philology (D.Phil.,Honoris Causa) from the University of Miras in Kazakhstan.  She was also selected as a finalist of the Edmund Muskie Program and thus spent the 1994-1995 academic year on a professional development program in Library and Information Sciences at St.John's University in New York, USA. 

Her research interests include heritage and second language pedagody, including theoretical and practical issues of teaching heritage language learners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

1975.   Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan, U.S.S.R         

Bachelor of Arts in Education.

1989.  Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) State University of Arts and Culture, Leningrad, Russia, U.S.S.R  

Master of Science in Education and Doctor of Education (Ed.D), Integrated degree.

1994. The Supreme Certifying Commission of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan.                                                                                                                                                              

Diploma: Docent of Pedagogical Science.                                    

1995. St. Johns University, Jamaica, New York, USA.  Division of Library and Information Science. Full Academic Fellowship.    

Professional Development Program.

 

Research Interests

Heritage and second language pedagogy

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
RUS 202 Intermediate Russian
RUS 212 Basic Russian Conversation
RUS 312 Russian Comp/Conversation
RUS 412 Adv Comp/Conversation II
RUS 493 Honors Thesis
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
RUS 211 Basic Russian Conversation
RUS 311 Russian Comp/Conversation
RUS 411 Adv Comp/Conversation I
RUS 440 Russian Mass Media
RUS 492 Honors Directed Study
RUS 493 Honors Thesis
RUS 499 Individualized Instruction
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
RUS 394 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
RUS 212 Basic Russian Conversation
RUS 312 Russian Comp/Conversation
RUS 412 Adv Comp/Conversation II
RUS 495 Russian for Heritage Speakers
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
RUS 211 Basic Russian Conversation
RUS 311 Russian Comp/Conversation
RUS 411 Adv Comp/Conversation I
RUS 440 Russian Mass Media
RUS 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
RUS 212 Basic Russian Conversation
RUS 312 Russian Comp/Conversation
RUS 412 Adv Comp/Conversation II
RUS 495 Russian for Heritage Speakers
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
RUS 211 Basic Russian Conversation
RUS 311 Russian Comp/Conversation
RUS 411 Adv Comp/Conversation I
RUS 440 Russian Mass Media
RUS 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
RUS 212 Basic Russian Conversation
RUS 312 Russian Comp/Conversation
RUS 412 Adv Comp/Conversation II
RUS 495 Russian for Heritage Speakers
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
RUS 211 Basic Russian Conversation
RUS 311 Russian Comp/Conversation
RUS 411 Adv Comp/Conversation I
RUS 494 Special Topics
RUS 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
RUS 212 Basic Russian Conversation
RUS 312 Russian Comp/Conversation
RUS 412 Adv Comp/Conversation II
RUS 495 Russian for Heritage Speakers
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
RUS 211 Basic Russian Conversation
RUS 311 Russian Comp/Conversation
RUS 411 Adv Comp/Conversation I
RUS 494 Special Topics
RUS 499 Individualized Instruction

Service

  • 2017-2018: Primary Supervisor for Russian Fulbright Teaching Assistant

  • Barrett Honors Faculty

  • Melikian Center Affiliate

  • American Association for Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, Arizona Chapter, Attendee (2007-Present)

  • 2016-2017: Resident Director of ASU Critical Languages Institute Russian Program in St. Petersburg, Russia.

  • 2017: Member of Russian Search Committee for Russian Instructors at CLI

  • 2016-2017: Consultant for IREX (Washington, D.C.) on Corporate Sustainability Leadership Education Program for Russian universities.

  • 2016: First Annual Exploring Communism Panel, organized by ASU Global Council of Diplomats and ASU Global Business Association – guest speaker.

  • 2014: Member of the Editorial Board of the collection of articles “Science and Education for Industrial Production”. Nizhegorod State Technical University, Nizhnii Novgorod, Russian

  • 2011: C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston, Texas - expert lecturer “Current State of Russia”.

  • 2008-2009: Consultant for the Institute of International Education (New York, USA) on realization and implementation of the project “Global Officer” in Republic of Tajikistan and provided logistical support for Exxon Mobil Russia Scholarship Program.

 

Expertise Areas