Faculty Profile

Katya Nemtchinova

Katya Nemtchinova

Professor of Linguistics

Email: katya@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2406
Office: Marston Hall 216

Education: BA and MA, Moscow State Linguistic University, Moscow, Russia, 1987; PhD, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1997.

Почему я преподаю в СПУ

Katya Nemtchinova teaches linguistics after twenty years of teaching Russian and MA TESOL courses at SPU. She came to Seattle Pacific in 1997 after receiving her doctorate in applied linguistics from SUNY at Stony Brook. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s at Moscow State Linguistic University in 1987.

Dr. Nemtchinova’s research focuses on teacher education, particularly the issues of non-native English speaking professionals in TESL, and the use of technology in language teaching and learning. She is the author of a Russian listening and speaking textbook, Poslushajte!, and two editions of Teaching Listening, a volume in the English Language Teacher Development series, in addition to numerous journal articles and chapters in edited books.


Nemtchinova, E. (2013). Teaching Listening. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

Nemtchinova, E. (2011). Poslushajte! A listening and speaking textbook for Intermediate Russian students. New Orleans, LA: University Press of the South.

Selected publications

Nemtchinova, E. (2014). “Developing information literacy in the beginning language classroom: A case for WebQuests.” Russian Language Journal, 64, 83–109.

Nemtchinova, E. (2012). “Teaching-focused University.” Invited submission for Kubota, R. and Sun, Y. (Eds). Demystifying Career after Graduate School: A Guide for Second Language Professionals in Higher Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 35–49.

Nemtchinova, E. (2010). “The ‘Who’s worth more?’ question revisited: MA TESOL practicum host teachers’ perceptions of NES and NNES teacher trainees.” In A. Mahboob (Ed.). The NNEST Lens: Non Native English Speakers in TESOL. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 129–154.

Nemtchinova, Е. (2007). “Technology in second language curricula. Invited submission for T. Gordon, Teaching Young Children a Second Language.” Westport, CT: Praeger, 179–199.

Nemtchinova, Е. (2005). “Host teachers’ evaluations of nonnative English speaking teacher trainees: A perspective from the classroom.” TESOL Quarterly, 2, 235–263.

Please view Dr. Nemtchinova’s CV (PDF) for additional publications.