Dr Vita Kogan
Lecturer (Teaching) in Russian Language
- Joined UCL
- 3rd Jan 2022
My research concerns the cognitive underpinnings of second language acquisition – in particular, individual differences in the acquisition of L2 speech. I am also interested in phonaesthetics, the aesthetic pleasure we derive from listening to the sounds of foreign languages.
A large part of my career has been dedicated to teaching Russian in a variety of contexts – from customized language consulting for the government personnel to intensive immersion programs for military linguists.
I am a Lecturer in Russian (teaching track), UK. Before UCL, I taught phonetics and phonology and bilingualism at Queen Mary University and the University of Kent. In the U.S., I served as an Assistant Professor at the Defense Language Institute and coordinated and taught language programs at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Concordia College, and the University of Pittsburgh.