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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Mr Andrii Smytsniuk

Andrii Smytsniuk
Senior Teaching Associate (Language Teaching Officer in Ukrainian)
Slavonic Studies
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
+44 1223 760 824

Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages and Linguistics, Room 346
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
United Kingdom


Andrii Smytsniuk holds a degree in pedagogical methodology in teaching Ukrainian as a Foreign Language from Ivan Franko National University of L'viv. He has taught Ukrainian at the Ukrainian Catholic University in L'viv and, as a Fulbright Scholar, at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. He was a part of the Reform Support Team of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and has consulted the Ukrainian government on questions of education reform and on the development of teaching standards, specifically in the area of ​​language instruction.

In 2020, as a participant of the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute, Andrii was awarded the Theodosius and Irene Senkowsky Prize for Achievement in Ukrainian Studies. Currently, Andrii is a Chair of the volunteer initiative Cambridge4Ukraine.

Teaching interests: 

Use of technology in teaching Ukrainian.

Research interests: 

Interplay between language and identity; orthography; linguistic policy; and language teaching policy.