Language Centre

Kyppö Anna, senior lecturer

Room:
O 213

Duties

  • Slovak language and culture; responsibility for Slovak curriculum and testing at the Faculty of Humanities.
  • English academic communication - critical information management, research writing and presentation skills
  • Multilingual and multicultural communication
  • English and multilingual creative writing
  • Courses in Slavic languages and cultures

Education

  • PhD (Applied Language Studies), University of Jyväskylä
  • PhD (Teaching Slovak as a Foreign Language, Comenius University, Bratislava)
  • MA (Teaching English language and literature, Comenius University, Bratislava)
  • MA (Teaching Slovak language nd literature, Comenius University, Bratislava)

Expertise

  • Lecturer (Department of Languages and Communication) in subject and master degree courses:
    The Introduction to the Research of European Cultures, History and Multimodality of European Cultures, Language Contacts, Slavic Languages and Nations.
  • Contact English teacher for the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Coordinator of Integrated language and communication studies (mathematics)
  • Test designer and evaluator for the authorized translators from Finnish to Slovak
  • Coordinator of bilateral exchange programmes - Comenius University and University of Jyväskylä (Department of Languages and Communication and Language Centre).
  • Interpretation and translation
  • Editor of dictionaries and translations of literature from Slovak to Finnish.

Affiliations

  • Member of Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters
  • Member of Finnish Association of Applied Linguistics (AFinLa)
  • Test designer and evaluator for the authorized translators from Finnish to Slovak

Areas of interest

  • Learning and teaching Slovak
  • Exploring effective pedagogical tools for teaching the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) in the technology-enhanced learning environments
  • Agency and motivation in language learning.
  • Development of plurilingual and intercultural education, enhancement of multilingual and multicultural academic communication competence
  • Teaching and developing the courses of multilingual interaction
  • Developing the courses of multilingual creative writing

International mobility and cooperation 

  • Slovak as a Foreign Language network. Studia Academica Slovaca Centre, Comenius University, Bratislava. 
  • EUROCALL – SIG Less commonly taight languages and CALL, Secretary.

Selected publications

  • Kyppö, A. 2017. Climbing a mountain: learning Slovak in new language learning environments. University of Jyväskylä. ISBN 9789513971458
  • Kyppö, A. 2016. Slovenčina v multilingválnom kontexte. Prípadová štúdia. [Slovak in a multilingual context. A case study]. In Pekarovičová, J. & Hargašová, Z. (eds). Slovenčina (nielen)ako cudzí jazyk v súvislostiach. II. Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, 357-372.
  • Kyppö, A. & Natri, T. 2016. Promoting multilingual communicative competence through multimodal academic learning situations. In Papadima-Sophocleous, S.,  Bradley, L. &Thouësny, S. (edit.) CALL communities and culture – short papers from EUROCALL 2016. Research publishing.net. Dublin, 243-247.
  • Kyppö, A. 2015. Insight into learning Slovak in an e-learning environment. In Jalkanen, J., Jokinen, E. & Taalas, P. Voices of pedagogical development: expanding, enhancing and exploring higher education language learning. Research publishing-net. Dublin, 57-84. 
  • Kyppö, A., Natri, T, Pietarinen, M. & Saaristo P. 2015. Use your languages!: From monolingual to multilingual interaction in language class. In Jalkanen, J., Jokinen, E. & Taalas, P. Voices of pedagogical development: expanding, enhancing and exploring higher education language learning. Research publishing-net. Dublin, 319-335. 
  • More publications in TUTKA


Contacts

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Street address:
Seminaarinmäki Campus,
Oppio building

Office hours: Mon-Fri 8-16

E-mail: lcinfo@ulc.jyu.fi

Postal address:
University Language Centre
P.O.Box 35
40014 University of Jyväskylä

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