Dr. Olga Klymenko

Associate Professor / Assistant Head of Department / Acting Head of ESERI
Department of Languages and Media

Dr. Olga Klymenko holds a university degree in language teaching and a doctoral degree in comparative linguistics. Her experience of teaching at graduate level exceeds twenty years, starting as a senior lecturer at the Department of English Philology at Donetsk National University, Ukraine in 1995, and progressing to an Associate Professor of that university in 2003. Apart from teaching theoretical and practical courses of English and General Linguistics, she supervised Master’s theses and was a member of the Doctoral Committee of the above university.

Dr. Klymenko joined University of Seychelles in October 2014, since 2015 she has been working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Languages and Media. In 2016 she became the Assistant Head of the Department, responsible for Media and Communication development.

Dr. Klymenko has been lecturing on a wide range of courses for BA English, from level 4 to 6: Introduction to English Language, Approaches to Text, Varieties of English, Language and Gender, Language and the Media, Postcolonial, American and Victorian Literature. The evidence of quality of her teaching is in successively high pass rates and positive students` evaluation in a number of cohorts.

Dr Klymenko has developed and facilitated a number of short courses in language and communication for UniSey students, staff and external public. She was coordinating the development of two new academic programmes: Diploma in Journalism and BEd English, which were successfully certified by Seychelles Qualifying Authority and are currently offered at UniSey.

As a senior academic, Dr. Klymenko is engaged in institutional governance: she is a member of the Board and Management team of the Faculty of Arts and Social Development, a member of two UniSey Senate Committees: Academic and Human Resource Development Committees.

Her scientific interests are in the sphere of language semantics, typology (English, Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish, Seychellois Creole) and communication theory. She focuses on the verb meaning and argument structure, text interpretation and meaning transmission. Currently, in collaboration with Creole Language and Culture Research Institute at UniSey, Dr. Klymenko is carrying out a research project on Seychellois Creole verbs. The results of this project have been reported in one local and two international conferences, and also in three recent publications (2018-2019) in scientific journals.   Altogether, Dr. Klymenko has over 30 publications, including a monograph.

Married, two children.


Blessing or curse? Small-scale societies in a globalised world: Lessons from the Seychelles. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, UNISEY 6th-8th MARCH 2019 (Scaling global in small and vice versa: Graphic verbs in Seychellois Creole and English


Head of Diploma in Journalism programme

Secretary of Academic Governance Committee


Apart from BA English, teaching for BEd Secondary English and Diploma in Journalism

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