Svetla T. Kovatcheva

Phone +47 22856385
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Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 30-32 Georg Morgenstiernes hus 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1082 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Tasks performed (selected items)

Courses taught at The International Summer School

Education and courses (selected items)

  • August 2018-March 2019 - English for Lawyers (JFSPR1110 Engelsk for jurister, 10 credits), Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
  • August 2018 - Member of The Association of State Authorized Translators in Norway
  • August 2018 - State Authorized Translator from Bulgarian to Norwegian, The Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, and The Ministry of Education and Research 
  • 2017 (6-7 October)  Course in Translation at The Norwegian School of Economics NHH, Bergen
  • 2016 (oral/ written exam 13-14 May 2016) - Cambridge University: Certificate of Legal English Language
  • 2015-2016 (autumn and spring semester) - leadership courses at the University of Oslo. Organised by The Department of Personnel Support, University of Oslo.
  • 2015 (spring and autumn semester)- University Pedagogy (universitetspedagogikk), 210 hours in total. University of Oslo.
  • November 2011 - State Authorized Interpreter Norwegian-Bulgarian/ Bulgarian-Norwegian. Approved: English-Norwegian/Norwegian-English
  • May 2009 - Cambridge University: Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • Spring semester 2007 - Cand.philol. Degree in Scandinavian Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, Norway

          Thesis: "Languages in the EU. The language development in the institutions of the European Union - a case study" (in Norwegian bokmål)

          Hovedfagsoppgave: "Språk i EU. En casestudie om flerspråkligheten i EUs institusjoner"  

          Guest researcher and trainee at The Directorate-General for Interpretation at the European Commission in Brussels (schoolarship from The Faculty of Humanities at The University of Oslo, May 2005)

Schoolarship from the European Commission for a trainee period of 6 months at The Publications Office of The European Union in Luxembourg (2008)

  • Spring semester 1997 - "Norwegian as a second language" (Norsk som andrespråk, årsenhet, 60 studiepoeng, Institutt for lingvistiske og nordiske studier ved Universitetet i Oslo).     
  • 2000-2002 - Master of Science Degree in Strategy&International Business, The Norwegian School of Management BI, Sandvika

          Field of Specialization: Petroleum Economics&Administration

          Thesis: "The re-emerging role of Russia as a large energy supplier. A case study of the Russian oil and gas industry" (in English)

Languages

  • Bulgarian - native language

  • Norwegian, English - fluent in speaking and writing

  • Russian, German - very good in speaking and writing

  • Italian, French - basic competence
  • Working knowledge of other Scandinavian languages (Swedish, Danish) and Slavic languages (Serbian, Macedonian)

Media Outreach (selected items)

  • Language consultant for an information video  produced by Rosa Project in Norway which provides information about the national telephone for information and assistance to victims of human trafficking, October 2019 
  • Language consultant for two documentary films for NRK1 Brennpunkt (Norwegian National Broadcasting Corporation Channel 1, November 2016-April 2017) 

"Lykkelandet" and "Jenter til salgs"

https://www.bnt.bg/bg/s/issue/svetat-na-zhivo 

Interviews for National radio channel in Bulgaria and the largest daily Bulgarian newspapers about the events on 22 July 2011

 

 

 

Tags: Norwegian for International Researchers, Norwegian for Academics (NORA), International Summer School (ISS), Nordic Branding

Publications

Publications, Books, Course Materials, and other (selected items)

2017 and 2018: Course compendium, curriculum and course content for the summer course Intensivt kurs i norsk for viderekomne trinn IV, The International Summer School, University of Oslo

2016: Course compendium, curriculum and content for the summer course Intensivt kurs i norsk for viderekomne trinn IV, The International Summer School, University of Oslo

2015: Course compendium, curriculum and content for the summer course Intensivt kurs i norsk for viderekomne trinn IV, The International Summer School, University of Oslo

2014: Course compendium, curriculum and content for the summer course Intensivt kurs i norsk for viderekomne trinn IV, The International Summer School, University of Oslo

2010: Developed the curriculum and the content of a new course "Norwegian for international researchers basic level 4" and "Advanced level 1"

2007: Thesis: "The language development in the institutions of the European Union. A case study" available as a book at the library of the Norwegian Parliament Stortinget and The Norwegian Language Council Språkrådet.

 

Conferences, Seminars, Presentations, Workshops, Lectures, Invited Talks in Norway and internationally, since 2015 (selected items)

 

  • 29 May 2020 Guest-lecture (Zoom-based) at The Department for Scandinavian studies at Baku State University, Azerbaijan

Part of the "Online classes with guest lecturers" (during the COVID-19 pandemic)

""Den velsignede valgfriheten, det forbaskede konsekvenseriet". Valgfriheten i norsk bokmål"

  • 1-4 March 2020: Co-organizer of the event "Norske dager at BBU. Romania2020"  at The Department of Scandinavian Languages and Literature of the Faculty of Letters at Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, financed by the Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility Programme.

Guest lectures and seminars for bachelor´s and master´s students. 

1. ""Juss er tekst, og tekst er språk." Juridisk oversettelse: Om sammenhengen mellom språk og rettskultur"

2. "The Norwegian legal system in a comparative perspective". "Det norske rettssystemet i et komparativt perspektiv"

3. "The adjectives in Norwegian: between morphology and lexicology". "Adjektiv i norsk. I krysningspunktet mellom morfologi og leksikologi"

 

"Norway and the European Union: 25 years of cooperation still going strong", in occassion of the 25th anniversary of the EEA Agreeement which entered into force on 1 January 1994 and Georgia´ s application for a membership in the EU

 

"Justice and Law: The Norwegian Legal System: History, Foundation and Current Trends"

 

  • 12 March 2018: "Der språk møter medisin" ("Where Languages meet Medicine"). Presentation at the The Norwegian Psychiatric Association Annual Congress www.psykiatriveka.no Bergen, Norway. 

 

  • 6-8 March 2018: Co-organizer of the Event "Norwegian Days at ELTE" - a part of the Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility Programme. Guest Lectures and Seminars at The Department of Scandinavian Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. Gave the following lectures:

1. "Norge i verden, og verden i norsk politikk" 2. "Norge og EU: en historisk oversikt" 3."Norge og EU: Utenfor og innenfor - 25 år med europeisk samarbeid. 4. "Norge og Brexit: Konsekvenser for Norge etter 25 år med europeisk samarbeid" 5. "Om konsekvensene av EØS-avtalen: innvandring til Norge. 6. "Hva skal vi leve av etter oljen: om Statens pensjonsfond utland "oljefondet""

  • 4 December 2017: "Norway, the European Union, the EEA Agreement and Brexit: What wil be the Implications for Norway after 25 years of European Cooperation?". Guest Lecture at The University of Amsterdam.  

"Justice and Law: The Norwegian Legal System. History, Foundation and Major Trends."

 

"Jeg trives best med to og et halvt: Om norsk språkhistorie, språknormering og grammatisk kjønn." 

 

"Le système juridique en Norvège et sa langue juridique" (The Court System in Norway and the language of law. Domstolsystemet i Norge og det juridiske fagspråk)

 

 

"About interpreting and the role of the interpreter. From The European Commission to The Supreme Court." 

 

"The gender system, particularly the femininum, in Norwegian bokmål"

 

  • Kovatcheva, Svetla T. (2018). Språk i EU. En studie av språkutviklingen i EUs institusjoner: fra Roma-traktaten til Brexit. Papers in Scandinavian Studies Skandinavisztikai Füzetek.  ISSN 0236-6010.  (12), s 95- 116

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  • Kovatcheva, Svetla T. (2016). Foredrag på det obligatoriske emnekurset «Transkulturell psykiatri» for leger i spesialisering for spesialiteten ungdoms- og voksenpsykiatri: «Der språk møter medisin. Praktisk bruk av tolk ved psykiatrisk utredning» (på norsk bokmål). Show summary
  • Kovatcheva, Svetla T. (2016). Gjesteforelesning på The Nordic Week konferansen ved Sorbonne-University, Paris:"Jeg trives best med to og et halvt: Om norsk språkhistorie, språknormering og grammatisk kjønn.". Show summary
  • Kovatcheva, Svetla T. (2016). Gjesteforelesning på det internasjonale lærerseminaret ved Den internasjonale sommerskole ved Universitetet i Oslo: "Fra EU-kommisjonen til Høyesterett. Om å jobbe som tolk". Show summary
  • Kovatcheva, Svetla T. (2007). Hovedfagsoppgave i nordisk, særlig norsk språk og litteratur, Universitetet i Oslo: "Språk i EU. En casestudie om flerspråkligheten i EUs institusjoner". Show summary
  • Kovatcheva, Svetla T. (2002). MSc thesis at The Norwegian School of management BI: "The re-emerging role of Russia as a large energy supplier. A case study of the Russian oil and gas industry".

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