Svetla T. Kovatcheva
Tasks performed (selected items)
- Norwegian language and culture for international researchers (NORIR)
- Norwegian for Academics (NORA)
- The International Summer School (ISS)
- Lectures at the triennial seminar for university lecturers in Scandinavian languages organised by The International Summer School, University of Oslo, Norway
- Lectures for visiting students and schoolars at The International Summer School, University of Oslo, Norway
- Guest lecturer at the course Norwegian Life & Society, The International Summer School University of Oslo, Norway
- Lectures at the mandatory training courses for physicians at The Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo
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)
- 1996-1997 - exchange student at The University of Oslo (schoolarship from The Research Council of Norway Forskningsrådet under the cultural agreement between Norway and Bulgaria)
- 1993-1996 - Bachelor´ s Degree in Scandinavian languages and German, Sofia University "Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria
- August 1996 - schoolarship from Goethe Institut and Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst for an intensive summer course in German language
- July-August 1995 - schoolarship from Svenska Institutet in Stockholm for an intensive summer course in Swedish, highest level
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)
- Consultant for the documentary film "Ледената арфа" ("The Ice Harp", about Norway and the cultural heritage, politics, values of the Norwegian society), production of Channel 1, Bulgarian National Television, January 2015
- Media contact in Norway for Bulgarian National Television Channel 1 (BNT 1) - political and news commentator about the 22 July Norway Attacks (July 2011-December 2012)
Interviews for National radio channel in Bulgaria and the largest daily Bulgarian newspapers about the events on 22 July 2011
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)
- 25 and 26 June 2020: Guest lectures and workshops at ISSN0140 Intensivt kurs i norsk for viderekomne, The International Summer School
- 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)
- 23 and 30 March 2020: Guest lectures at Norsk for viderekomne trinn IV, The International Summer School, University of Oslo
""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"
- 24 May 2019: Guest lecture and workshop at The Faculty of Humanities, Centre for Scandinavian Studies, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia:
"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
- 19 July 2018: Guest lecture at the course Norwegian Life&Society. The International Summer School, University of Oslo
"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.
- 20 October 2017: "The Slavic Languages and Norwegian: A Contrastive Perspective". Internal Seminar. The International Summer School. University of Oslo. Norway
- 20 July 2017: Guest lecture at the course Norwegian Life&Society, The International Summer School, University of Oslo. Norway
"Justice and Law: The Norwegian Legal System. History, Foundation and Major Trends."
- 24 March 2017: The International Summer School, University of Oslo, Norway: Lecture for visiting students and scholars from The Eötvös Lórand University of Budapest, Hungary
"Jeg trives best med to og et halvt: Om norsk språkhistorie, språknormering og grammatisk kjønn."
- 23 March 2017: Guest lecture at The Nordic Week Conference, Paris-Sorbonne University, France
"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)
- 30 September 2016, 10 March 2017, 22 September 2017: Lecture at a mandatory training course for physicians "Transcultural Psychiatry" - a part of the graduate medical education for physicians to obtain a specialist approval - organised by The Norwegian Medical Association (Den norske legeforening) and The Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo (Det medisinske fakultet ved Universitetet i Oslo) and Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet), Norway.
- 29 July 2016: Lecture at the international biennial seminar for university lecturers and assistant professors in Scandinavian languages and literature organised by the International Summer School, University of Oslo. Norway
"About interpreting and the role of the interpreter. From The European Commission to The Supreme Court."
- 22 March 2016: Guest lecture at The Nordic Week, at Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France.
"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
- 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".