Svetla Tzviatkova Kovatcheva

Lecturer - Administrasjonen
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Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 30-32 Georg Morgenstiernes hus 0851 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1082 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Information for Students and Others

  • I can be reached via email s.t.kovatcheva@iss.uio.no

Academic Interests

  • Norwegian as a second/foreign language
  • Translation, interpreting
  • Academic writing (English and Norwegian)
  • Language for professional communication (law, medicine)
  • Public relations
  • Law, politics, economics, and public affairs 

Extra-academic Interests

  • Visual communication, fashion, cinema, art, design 

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) - 2020 (spring 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)

  • Kovatcheva, Svetla T. (2021). "To Sanda with Love". A Lifetime Dedicated to Norwegian Language and Literature. Papers in Honour of Professor Sanda Tomescu Baciu.  Published by The Scandinavian Department at The Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. p. 194. http://www.editura.ubbcluj.ro/bd/ebooks/pdf/2942.pdf 
  • 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

 

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

  • Маi 2022: Cooperation project wuth The University in Wien and The University in Budapest for a seminar with guest lectures on the occasion of 17 May, Norway´ s national day. The project was financed by DIKU. Guest lecture: "Den norske Grunnloven i et historisk og lingvistisk perspektiv"
  • November 2021: Guest lecture + work shop (physical attendance) at The Department of Scandinavian Languages and Literature ELTE, University in Budapest, Hungary, financed by the The Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU). Project leader and collaborator in Norway, collaboration with ELTE, University in Budapest, Hungary, and University in Vienna, Austria
  • November 2021: Guest lecture (via Zoom) at The Department of Scandinavian Languages and Literature of the Faculty of Letters at Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, financed by the The Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU)
  • November 2021: Guest lecture at the annual communication´s seminar at Oslo University Hospital: "Nye muligheter på tolkefeltet. Tolking via telefon og vide/skjerm: Hva har vi lært av pandemien."
  • 12 November 2020: Guest lecturer at Fagspråkseminaret. Main collaborator  and project leader at the University of Oslo, collaboration project between 3 European universities supported by DIKU (October 2019)
  • 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)

""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. p. 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) .
  • 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".
  • 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.".
  • 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" . Universitetet i Oslo.
  • 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" . The Norwegian School of Management BI, Sandvika/Oslo.

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