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Tanya Linaker
Tanya Linaker

Tanya Linaker

Team Leader for Slavic and Middle Eastern Languages

  • Teacher of Russian

Biography

Tanya is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has an MA in Russian Studies from SSEES, University College London and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Birkbeck University. She has taught Russian at King’s College London since 2002. As Team Leader, she is responsible for managing the Slavic and Middle Eastern language courses offered by the King's Language Centre (LC). Tanya is the LC Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Staff Development officer and an external examiner at Cambridge and Manchester Universities. Before joining the LC, she taught at Northumbria University, Defence School of Languages and the Foreign Commonwealth Office. Tanya has won research, development and diversity and inclusion grants. She is passionate about creating inclusive learning communities, bridging the gap between schools and universities and developing young people’s interest in learning foreign languages. In 2018 she was nominated for a King’s Widening Participation Award.

Selected Publications

  • Linaker, T., (2019) Language Teacher/Translator Gendered Identity Construction: From Dilemmatic to Agentive-Big Lives Through Small Stories. Negotiating Identity in Modern Foreign Language Teaching, Matilde Gallardo (ed.), Palgrave Macmillan
  • Linaker, T., (2012) Constructing and negotiating gender identities through multilingual practices. Язык, коммуникация и социальная среда / Language, Communication and Social Environment. Issue 10. 309-340.
  • Linaker, T., (2008) Zinovy Zinik. The Literary Encyclopedia. [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12109, accessed 23 April 2019.]
  • Linaker, T., (2005) Female Voices Transcending Gender as heard and recorded by Chekhov, Mansfield and Nabokov. Slovo, vol.17, no.2, 165-178.

Research

Decolonising Language Teaching

Engaging staff and students in active research, training and reflective practice that deconstructs the content and pedagogy of teaching languages and culture.

Project status: Ongoing

News

Decolonising Language Teaching: project latest

The latest news from the Decolonising Language Teaching project.

decolonising-language-teaching

Events

09MayCinema

Russian Film screening Keep My Words Forever («Сохрани мою речь навсегда»)

In Memory of Osip Mandelstam – film (in Russian, with English subtitles) directed by Roma Liberov (Room S-1.06 Strand)

17JanGBRussian talks

Jeff Hawn – Russia’s Constitutional Crisis of 1993

King’s Language Centre and Great Britain-Russia Society invite King’s staff and students to a series of talks on History culture & Politics.

Please note: this event has passed.

25MayOthering

Decolonisation & Othering

Online seminar: Part 1: Zeynep Demir: Othering & Part 2: Dr. Jane Jones: Decolonisation the Curriculum

Please note: this event has passed.

16MarRussian Oral Exam Preparation

Preparation for oral exams: Russian Stages 1 2&3

This workshop will enable the students to practice oral skills in simulated exam conditions.

Please note: this event has passed.

22MarUkraine flag image for expert series 780 450

Introduction to Ukraine's Cultural Heritage & Language

Join us for an introduction to Ukrainian history, culture and language.

Please note: this event has passed.

29MarUkraine flag image for expert series 780 450

An Introduction to Ukraine's Cultural Heritage & Language

Join us for an introduction to Ukrainian history, culture and language.

Please note: this event has passed.

14DecPicture of a cathedral in Moscow

DTP roundtable talk with Michael Borschevsky on The Evolution of Totalitarianism in the XXI century

Join us to hear about Dr Borschevsky's research, illustrated by examples from his lived experience.

Please note: this event has passed.

03MarRow of blue Russian dolls.

Preparation for oral exams Russian Stages 1 & 2

Join this workshop to prepare for your oral exams

Please note: this event has passed.

10Dec2020-12-10-FAQ1

Evening and Saturday Courses FAQ session

Join us to learn more about our online evening and Saturday language classes.

Please note: this event has passed.

Research

Decolonising Language Teaching

Engaging staff and students in active research, training and reflective practice that deconstructs the content and pedagogy of teaching languages and culture.

Project status: Ongoing

News

Decolonising Language Teaching: project latest

The latest news from the Decolonising Language Teaching project.

decolonising-language-teaching

Events

09MayCinema

Russian Film screening Keep My Words Forever («Сохрани мою речь навсегда»)

In Memory of Osip Mandelstam – film (in Russian, with English subtitles) directed by Roma Liberov (Room S-1.06 Strand)

17JanGBRussian talks

Jeff Hawn – Russia’s Constitutional Crisis of 1993

King’s Language Centre and Great Britain-Russia Society invite King’s staff and students to a series of talks on History culture & Politics.

Please note: this event has passed.

25MayOthering

Decolonisation & Othering

Online seminar: Part 1: Zeynep Demir: Othering & Part 2: Dr. Jane Jones: Decolonisation the Curriculum

Please note: this event has passed.

16MarRussian Oral Exam Preparation

Preparation for oral exams: Russian Stages 1 2&3

This workshop will enable the students to practice oral skills in simulated exam conditions.

Please note: this event has passed.

22MarUkraine flag image for expert series 780 450

Introduction to Ukraine's Cultural Heritage & Language

Join us for an introduction to Ukrainian history, culture and language.

Please note: this event has passed.

29MarUkraine flag image for expert series 780 450

An Introduction to Ukraine's Cultural Heritage & Language

Join us for an introduction to Ukrainian history, culture and language.

Please note: this event has passed.

14DecPicture of a cathedral in Moscow

DTP roundtable talk with Michael Borschevsky on The Evolution of Totalitarianism in the XXI century

Join us to hear about Dr Borschevsky's research, illustrated by examples from his lived experience.

Please note: this event has passed.

03MarRow of blue Russian dolls.

Preparation for oral exams Russian Stages 1 & 2

Join this workshop to prepare for your oral exams

Please note: this event has passed.

10Dec2020-12-10-FAQ1

Evening and Saturday Courses FAQ session

Join us to learn more about our online evening and Saturday language classes.

Please note: this event has passed.