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

Courses taught at The International Summer School

Education and courses

  • 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

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"

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

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

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 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

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)

 

  • 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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