Irina A. Marchenko


  • Ph.D. in Linguistics – INSTITUTE OF LINGUISTICS, RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES – St.Petersburg, Russia, 1994
  • M.S. in Secondary Education – English – PEDAGOGICAL INSTITUTE – Bryansk, Russia, 1983
  • B.S. in Secondary Education – English – PEDAGOGICAL INSTITUTE – Bryansk, Russia, 1982

Training in Applied Pedagogy and Language Acquisition

  • TPRS: Blaine Ray Workshop, Dallas-Irving, October 2008
  • Russian Verb: Linguistic and Methodological Aspects, ST. PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY, Center for Russian Language and Culture, January 2007
  • Learning Exchange Networks, Cooperative Learning, DCCCD Faculty Development Series, Fall 2004, Spring 2006
  • Strengthening Student Learning in Block Schedule Classes, Bureau of Education & Research, Fall 2004
  • Teacher Preparation & Certification Program, REGION 10 ESC, 2003-2004
  • Vilém Mathesius Center of Linguistics and Semiotics at CHARLES UNIVERSITY, Prague, Czech Republic 1994, 1996
  • Olomouc Summer School in Generative Grammar, PALACKÝ UNIVERSITY, Olomouc, Czech Republic 1994, 1995

Teaching and Academic Experience

current ESL Teacher, Irving ISD
2008 Russian Instructor, Richland College, Dallas
2006 Russian Lecturer, University of Texas, Arlington
2006 ESL Teacher, Garland ISD
2002 Russian Instructor, Liaison North Language Center, Addison, TX
2000 Russian Instructor, US Army, Camp Mabry, Austin – Fort Hood, TX
2000 Russian Instructor, University of Texas, Austin
1997 Research Fellow, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences
1995 EFL Instructor, Institute of Foreign Languages, St. Petersburg, Russia
1988 Assistant Professor of English, Bryansk Technological Institute, Russia
1983 English Teacher, Galensk Secondary School, Ilbovo, Russia


Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2005 and 2006

Consulting, Translation and Interpretation

Major clients included
in US
Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Texas Senate, Texas State Capitol, Texas Supreme Court, Texas Department of Health, US Army, San Antonio Police Department, LBJ Presidential Library, UT-Austin
in Russia
State Hermitage, Stroganoff Palace and Russian Academy of Sciences (Institute of Archaeology, Institute of Linguistics, Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkin House), Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, I.M. Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry).

Web Development and IT Training

Blog RusIn – Russian Resources on the Internet (
Game design with Java: Quantum Chess (
Sun Microsystems Certified Java Programmer, North Dallas Training Center, summer 2001
Graduate School of Library and Information Science, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, Austin, 1999

Special Events

The Viking Tale, a film festival, Nimitz HS, May 2009.
Editor John Turnbull: Playing Soccer with Words in “The Global Game”, Nimitz Library, May 2009.
Russian Summer Mysteries, a book club, June-July 2007.
2007 – the Year of the Russian Language, Intercultural Festival, RLC, April 11, 2007.
The Video Club, script for the documentary produced by Niloo Jalilvand, American Film Institute, March 2007.
Dallas: The Soviet Perception, a documentary by V. Zorin, with the community group Russian Club, RLC, March 24, 2007.
Do You Know Russia? 11th Russian Winter Festival, SMU, March 4, 2007.
Cyrillic Alphabet Workshop at Booker T. Washington High School, March 2, 2007

Revolution Of the Heart, voice over in a documentary about spiritual revival in Ukrain by Alpha Video, 2006.
Traditional Russian Costume, a presentation at Multicultural Festival, RLC, April 12, 2006.
Russian Program at Richland, 9th annual Russian Winter Festival, SMU, February 25, 2005
Russia in a Shoe Box, high school outreach initiative, January-February 2005
Beslan Benefit Concert, Garland High School, November 12, 2004
Russian Archivists Visit UT-Austin, April, 2000
Olga Lipovskaya: Gender Issues in Post-Gorbachev Russia, CREEES, UT-Austin, April, 1998
Ornithology by Alina Rappoport, an art exhibition, Austin, February-March, 1997

Selected Conferences

  • TexTESOL Conference, Dallas, November 2008
  • MLA Annual Convention, Chicago, December 2007 
  • ALTA 30th ConferenceDallas, November 2007 
  • Do You Blog? Poster presentation, 9th Annual Central Association of Russian Teachers of America Conference, the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, March-April 2007.
  • Stephen Krashen Conference, Richardson, TX, May 2003.
  • Baltic Neighbourhood of Cultures: Globalization, Historical Consciousness and New Identities in Social Neighbourhoods, international seminar, International Foundation Cultural Initiative, SPAS, Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia, April 1996.
  • Language and Technology, international symposium, Charles University in Prague, EU Commission DG XIII, Prague, November 1994.


  • “Russian Winter.” Our Texas 1 Apr. 2005: 14. 20 February, 2007 (
  • “Globalization Resource: Language International.” The AATIA Letter May (2000): 5. 20 February, 2007 (
  • Belousov, Alexander. “The Energy of Confrontation: A History of Russian Sadistic Poems.” Trans. Contemporary Folklore: Changing World View and Tradition.Ed. Mare Kõiva. Tartu: Institute of Estonian Language & Estonian Museum of Literature, 1996. 20 February, 2007 (
  • “About First Sex by Elizabeth Taylor.” All People Are Sisters: Bulletin of the Petersburg Center for Gender Issues 5 (1996): 70-86.
  • “The 250th Anniversary of the Stroganoff Palace.” The Newest Guidebook to the Stroganoff Palace.Ed. S. Kuznetsov. St.Petersburg: BSK, 1995. 65-67.
  • “The Stroganoff Palace in 1917-1987.” The Newest Guidebook to the Stroganoff Palace. Ed. S. Kuznetsov. St.Petersburg: BSK, 1995. 68-70.
  • Noun Predicates in the Early Modern English.Ph.D. Dissertation. St.Petersburg, 1994.
  • Noun Predicates in the Early Modern English.Abstracts of Ph.D. Dissertation. St.Petersburg: Academy of Culture Press, 1994.
  • “Sentences with Substantive Predicates in the Early Modern English.” Linguistic Studies: Functional Description of Linguistic Phenomenon 1991 (1993): 90-98.
  • “Constructions with Noun Predicates with Verbs of Motion in the Early Modern English.” Institute of Linguistics. Proceedings of the 13th Conference of Young Scientists. St.Petersburg: Academy of Sciences, 1992. 23.

Reviews of books on Java, JXTA, and JSTL are under Book Reviews, Advanced, on the Java Metroplex Users Group Web site (

Membership in Professional Associations

  • TexTESOL, 2008-current
  • MLA, 2007-2008 
  • Central Association of Russian Teachers of America, 2007
  • American Council of Teachers of Russian, 2003-2007
  • World Affairs Council of Dallas, 2003-2005
  • Java Metroplex Users Group, Secretary, 2001-2002
  • Society of American Archivists, 2000
  • Austin Area Translators and Interpreters Association, 1997-2000, Secretary – 1998


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