Svetlana Koltovskaia, PhD student in TESL and Applied Linguistics

Svetlana Koltovskaia

Name: Svetlana Koltovskaia
Office: 414 Morrill Hall
Email: skoltov@okstate.edu

Research Interests

  • L2 writing
  • Automated writing evaluation (AWE)
  • Computer assisted language learning (CALL)
  • Written corrective feedback
  • Intercultural pragmatics

Courses Taught

Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • ENGL 4013: English Grammar (content course) – Fall 2020/Fall 2021
  • ENGL 3323: Technical Writing (online synchronous and asynchronous) – Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021
  • ENGL 1223: International Freshman Composition II - Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018
  • ENGL 5693 (formerly 4893): Research Writing for International Graduate Students - Spring 2019/ Fall 2019

Administrative roles

  • Assistant Director of the International Composition Program – Fall 2020
  • Multilingual Specialist of OSU Writing Center - Fall 2018/ Spring, 2019/Fall 2019
  • Online Supervisor, OSU writing center - Fall 2018/ Spring, 2019/Fall 2019

Graduate Research Assistant

  • Research Assistant for Carol Moder and Stephanie M. Link (International Student Recruitment & Retention at OSU; English Language Institute Re-construction Project

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Koltovskaia, S. (2020). Student engagement with automated written corrective feedback (AWCF) provided by Grammarly: A multiple case study. Assessing writing, 44, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asw.2020.100450  

Book Reviews

  • Koltovskaia, S. (forthcoming). Internationalizing the writing center: A guide for developing multilingual writing center by Noreen Groover Lape. The Writing Center Journal, 38(2)

Multimedia Reviews

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Koltovskaia, S. (2021, August 27). L2 writing teachers’ use of Grammarly to complement their formative feedback. Paper presented at EUROCALL hosted by CNAM, Paris. 
  • Koltovskaia, S. (2021, June). A multiple case study of student engagement with e-rater feedback. Paper presented at the CALICO 2021 virtual conference.
  • Hess, E., Koltovskaia, S., Takebe, A. (2021, June 18). Talking about racial injustice through simulations in the international composition classrooms . Paper presented at the 2021 Center for Language and Intercultural Communication (CLIC) virtual conference at Rice University, Houston, Texas.
  • Koltovskaia, S. (2021, May 22). L2 writing teachers’ use of Grammarly to complement their formative feedback. Paper presented at the L2WR Research Seminar held by the University of Murcia, Spain. 
  • Koltovskaia, S. (2021, April 17). L2 writing teachers’ use of Grammarly to complement their formative feedback . Paper presented at the 6th Annual TESL & Applied Linguistics Spring Forum at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
  • Koltovskaia, S. (2021, March 3). Grammarly’s error correction performance. Paper presented at Data bites/Data bytes seminar organized by Language Studies Lab at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. 
  • Koltovskaia, S. (2020, July 18). Learner engagement with automated written feedback: Multiple case study. Paper presented at the TESOL Virtual Convention & English Language EXPO.
  • Koltovskaia, S. (2020, April 18). Student engagement with Grammarly automated feedback. Paper presented at the 5th Annual TESL & Applied Linguistics Spring Forum at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma (cancelled due to COVID).
  • Koltovskaia, S. (2020, March 31-April 3). Learner engagement with automated written feedback: Multiple case study. Paper accepted for oral presentation at the TESOL Conference in Denver, Colorado (cancelled due to COVID).
  • Koltovskaia, S. (2019, April 15). Grammarly. Technology showcase at the 4th Annual TESL & Applied Linguistics Spring Forum at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
  • Muranova, O., Koltovskaia, S., & Miller, M. (2019, March 12). Uptake of suggestions in online writing center sessions. Paper presented at the TESOL Doctoral Research Forum, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Muranova, O., Koltovskaia, S., Cannon, J., & Miller, M. (2019, February 16). On the ways of improving the uptake of suggestions and increasing elasticity in online writing center sessions. Paper presented at the SCWCA conference at University of Mary Harding-Baylor, Belton, Texas.
  • Muranova, O., & Koltovskaia, S. (2017, November). Pragmatic aspects of communication between agents and multilingual clients. Paper presented at the IWCA Annual conference in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Muranova, O., & Koltovskaia, S. (2017, April 1). From freaky to geeky: Role of national holidays in arousing ESL/EFL learners’ motivation. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual TESL & Applied Linguistics Spring Forum at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
  • Koltovskaia, S., & Pokharel, K. (2015, April 12). English encounters Chinese and Arabic: Examining the accents in writing and structural identities between the languages. Paper presented at the ECWCA conference at University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana.
  • Koltovskaia, S., & Pokharel, K. (2014). Those awkward moments. Paper presented at the MIWCA conference at Lansing Community College, Lansing, Michigan.
  • Delgado, B., Shakya, D., & Koltovskaia, S. (2014, October 25). ESL consultants at the writing center? Paper presented at the MIWCA conference at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan.

Professional Service

To the University

  • Academic Integrity Facilitator - Office of Academic Affair, Oklahoma State University
  • Facilitator of the Dissertation Writing Workshop – Graduate College|Library|Writing Center, Oklahoma State University
  • Room Supervisor of the International Teaching Assistant (ITA) exam - Graduate College, Oklahoma State University (2 times)
  • Language Specialist (rater) of International Teaching Assistant (ITA) exam - Graduate College, Oklahoma State University
  • Facilitator of the Thesis Writing Workshop - Graduate College|Library|Writing Center, Oklahoma State University

To the Program

  • Moderator and Time keeper at the 6th Annual Spring Forum in TESOL, Linguistics, and Applied Linguistics - English Department, Oklahoma State University
  • Co-organizer of the Simulation Training Workshop for L2 Writing Teacher
  • Job Materials Workshop Facilitator - English Department, Oklahoma State University
  • Head Instructor of the Graduate Course (ENGL 5695) - International Composition Program, English Department, Oklahoma State University
  • Multilingual Students Inquiry Group Co-Leader - Writing Center, Oklahoma State University
  • Group Mentor - Writing Center, Oklahoma State University
  • Head Instructor of International Composition II (ENGL 1223) -International Composition Program, Oklahoma State University
  • Vice President - TESLing Student Organization, Oklahoma State University
  • Program Co-Chair - TESL & Applied Linguistics Spring Forum, Oklahoma State University
  • Newsletter Editor-in-chief - TESLing Student Organization, Oklahoma State University

Awards and Recognition

  • Sally Hinrich PhD Scholarship, English Department, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma – Spring 2021
  • TESL/Linguistics Scholarship, English Department, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma – Spring 2021
  • 2021 Ruth Crymes Fellowship for Graduate Study, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International Association – Fall 2020
  • 3rd in heat 7 during 3 Minute Thesis preliminary round, Graduate College, Oklahoma State University – Fall 2020
  • Women’s Faculty Council Student Research Award, Oklahoma State University – Spring 2020
  • Houston-Truax-Wentz Travel Fellowship, Oklahoma State University (cancelled due to COVID) – Spring 2020
  • Ravi Sheorey TESL Award for Research, Oklahoma State University – Spring 2017/Spring 2019
  • EGSA Research Travel Award, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma – Spring 2019/Spring 2020
  • Richard G. Ingham Scholarship (scholarship for outstanding entering graduate student), Oklahoma State University – Fall 2016

Current Research Projects

Koltovskaia, S. (work in progress). Grammarly’s error-detection/correction performance and L2 writing Teachers’ use of it to complement their formative feedback.

Muranova, O., Koltovskaia, S., & Miller, M. (work in progress). A case study on the uptake of suggestions in online synchronous writing center sessions.