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Polina Vinogradova

Director of TESOL Program
World Languages and Cultures

  • Dr. Vinogradova is an applied linguist interested in the use of digital technology in language education and in identity negotiation in multimodal personal narratives. Her recent research focuses on the development of multiliteracies and pedagogical uses of digital stories in ESL and heritage language instruction. She has extensive experience in teaching English as a foreign and second language, teacher training, and curriculum and project development in higher education. Dr. Vinogradova holds a PhD in Language, Literacy and Culture from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and has MA degrees in TESOL from the University of Northern Iowa and in Intercultural Communication from UMBC.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Language, Literacy and Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
    MA, Intercultural Communication, UMBC
    MA, TESOL, University of Northern Iowa
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Vinogradova, P. (2014, July). Digital stories in a language classroom: Engaging students through meaningful multimodal projects. The FLTMAG, July. Online at http://fltmag.com/digital-stories

Vinogradova, P. (2014). Digital stores in heritage language education: Empowering  heritage language learners through a pedagogy of multiliteracies. In T. Wiley,  D. Christian, J. K. Peyton, S. Moore, and N. Liu (Eds.), Handbook of heritage,  community, and Native American languages in the United States: Research,  educational practice, and policy (pp, 314-323). Routledge & CAL.

Vinogradova, P., Linville, H. L., & Bickel, B. (2011). “Listen to my story and you will know me”: Digital stories as student-centered collaborative projects. TESOL Journal (special topic issue “Learner Stories for Language Learning and Community Building,” ed. Gail Weinstein), 2(2), 173-202.

Liu, N. Musica, A., Košćak, S., Vinogradova, P., & Lopez, J. (2011). What are the challenges and needs of community-based heritage language programs, and how are they addressed? Heritage Briefs. Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics. Online at http://www.cal.org/heritage/research/briefs.html

Val, A. & Vinogradova, P. (2010). What is the identity of a heritage language speaker? Heritage Briefs. Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics. Online at http://www.cal.org/heritage/research/briefs.html

Vinogradova, P. (2008). Digital stories in an ESL classroom: Giving voice to cultural identity. LLC Review, 8(2), 56-71.

Vinogradova, P. (2007). Positive social self: Symbolic construction of social identity in digital storytelling. The International Journal of the Humanities, 5(8), 69-78.

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

2010  - The UMBC Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship

2010 - Dresher Center for the Humanities Emergency Scholarly Fund, UMBC

2009 - Solidarity and Merit Grant, Summer Institute in Applied Linguistics, Penn State Center for Language Acquisition, Pennsylvania State  University

2008 - The Russell N. Campbell Doctoral Dissertation Award (the top ranking doctoral dissertation grant proposal), The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF)

2004 - Award for outstanding service and performance as the International Student 
Association advisor, International Student Association, University of Tennessee at Martin

2002 - Outstanding TESOL Graduate Student Award, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Northern Iowa

Professional Presentations

(Selected, Recent)

“Empowering Heritage, Community, and Native American Learners through Digital Stories.” Session organized by the Center for Applied Linguistics presenting the Handbook of Heritage, Community, and Native American Languages in the United States: Research, Policy, and Educational Practice (2014, Rutledge). TESOL International Convention: Portland, OR. March 2014. (Invited)

“A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies in ESL Instruction: How and Why.” TESOL International Convention: Portland, OR. March 2014.

“Engaging and Empowering English Language Learners though Digital Stories.” The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program Conference, Washington, DC. December 2012. (Invited)

Key Note Address: “A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies and Digital Stories in Second Language Education.” International Visitor Leadership Program, Institute of International Education, Washington, DC. March 2012. (Invited)

“Empowering Heritage Language Teaching through Use of Digital Technologies.” With Na Liu and Ana Oskoz. ACTFL 2011, Denver, CO. November 2011.

“A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies in ESL Instruction: Benefits and Challenges.” AAAL 2011 Annual Conference: Chicago, IL. March 2011. 

“New Media and Second Language Education: Giving Voice to Cultural Identity through Dialogic Power of Digital Stories.” Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media: Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC. March 2011. 

“Language, Culture, and Digital Stories in ESL Instruction.” LALS Seminar Series, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. December 2010.

“Language, Culture, and Digital Stories in ESL Instruction.” With Beverly Bickel and Heather Linville. The 44th Annual TESOL Convention: Boston, MA. March 2010.

“Engaging New Narrative Modalities in the ESL Classroom: Digital Stories and the Negotiation of Dynamic ESL Learner Identities.” AAAL 2010 Annual Conference: Atlanta, GA. March 2010.

“Digital Stories as Student-Centered Collaborative Projects in English Language Instruction.” ELL Seminar Series, Department of English Language and Literature, National Institute of Education, Singapore. February 2010.

“Imagining Each Other’s Worlds through Digital Storytelling.” With Beverly Bickel and Heather Linville. Technology and Teaching: Integrating New Applications into the ESL Curriculum, New Jersey Higher Education ESL Conference: Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ. October 2009. (Invited)

“Innovative Ways of Using New Media Technology in Student-Centered Collaborative Projects: Digital Stories in English as a Second Language Instruction.” With Beverly Bickel and Heather Linville. EUROCALL: Gandia, Valencia, Spain. September 2009.

“Imagining Each Other’s Worlds through Digital Storytelling.” With Beverly Bickel and Heather Linville. The 43rd Annual TESOL Convention: Denver, CO. March 2009.

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