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Ms. Anastasiya Lakhno

Title: Lecturer

Office: Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Second language acquisition, linguistics, translation


Ms. Lakhno, a native of Russia, earned her Master’s degree in Translation and Interpretation in English and Turkish from Siberian Federal University (Krasnoyarsk, Russia) in 2007. She also obtained Master of Education degree from University of North Georgia in 2013.

Ms. Lakhno specialized in teaching English as a second language, translation and interpreting in Russia. In 2009, she received a Fulbright scholarship to teach Russian in the USA, which prompted her to become more and more interested in teaching her native language to the US students. She has since taught Russian in different settings including intensive summer programs for high school and college students. She is also a certified OPI tester in Russian.

Courses Taught

  • Elementary Russian I and II (1001/1002)
  • Intermediate Russian I, II, III, IV (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
  • Intermediate/Advanced Russian Conversation and Composition I, II, III, IV (3001, 3002, 3003, 3004)
  • Russian Short Stories of the 19th Century (3110)
  • Russian Cinema (3990)


  • M.Ed., Education, Second Language Acquisition, University of North Georgia, 2013
  • Master's, Linguistics, Translation, Siberian Federal University - Russia, 2007

Research/Special Interests

  • Translation
  • Content based language instruction
  • Maximizing study abroad experience
  • Intensive language programs


Professional Autonomy of a University Teacher in the USA and Russia: Freedom from Control or Freedom for Development? Published in the Journal of Siberian Federal University, March 2013 (Krasnoyarsk, Russia) Oksana Gavrilyuk, Anastasiya Lakhno

Foreign Language Teaching Based on Organizing Practice-Oriented Communication in the Classroom (from the experience of teaching medical English) Published in the Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes (University of Nis, Serbia) May, 2015 Galina Yurchuk, Anastasiya Lakhno et al.

Work Experience

University of North Georgia
June 2016 – present
Russian Language Instructor
Russian SLI (Summer 2016)
Russian 2001/2002, 3001 (Fall 2016)
Russian 2003/2004, 3002 (Spring 2017)
Russian Cinema (Special topics) Spring 2017
Russian 3001/3002
Russian 3003/3004
Short Stories in Russian literature of the 19th century

Krasnoyarsk State Medical University (Russia)
Department of Latin and Foreign Languages, September 2014 – May 2016
Senior Lecturer (Medical English), Translator, Interpreter

University of North Georgia
Modern Languages Department, August 2011 – May 2014
Russian Language Instructor

University of North Georgia
FSLA Summer Camp June –July 2013
Russian Language Instructor

North Georgia College and State University (now UNG)
FSFLA Summer Camp June –July 2011
Russian Language Instructor

Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
Department of Modern and Classical Languages, January 2011-May 2011
Graduate Teaching Assistant – Russian

Krasnoyarsk State Medical University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
English Language Instructor, September – December 2010

Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, August 2009-May 2010

Siberian State Aerospace University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
English Language Instructor, September 2008-June 2009

Specialist of the department for international collaboration, May 2008 – March 2009

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