Tanya Bychkovska

Tanya Bychkovska

Tanya Bychkovska

Instructor

Second language writing, corpus linguistics, English for academic purposes, technology in language teaching, tutor training, ESL graduate writing groups

Tanya Bychkovska serves as English as a Second Language (ESL) Specialist at the Writing Center. She provides support for tutors working with multilingual writers, coordinates the ESL Opt-in program, and facilitates ESL graduate writing groups. She also teaches ENGH 100, composition for multilingual writers. Her current research focuses on examining Writing Center tutors' perspectives on their work with multilingual writers.

Selected Publications

Lee., J. J., Bychkovska, T., & Maxwell, J. D. (2019). Breaking the rules? A corpus-based comparison of informal features in L1 and L2 undergraduate student writing. System, 80, 143-153. Available from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0346251X18304883?dgcid=author

Bychkovska, T., & Lee, J. J. (2017). At the same time: Lexical bundles in L1 and L2 university student argumentative writing. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 30, 38-52. Available from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1475158517301005

Bychkovska, T. (2017, October). [Review of the book Discipline-specific writing: From theory into practice, by J. Flowerdew, & T. Costley]. TESOL Second Language Writing Interest Section Newsletter. Available from http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolslwis/issues/2017-10-13/10.html

Education

MA, Applied Linguistics, Ohio University, 2017

BA, Education: English and German as Foreign Languages and World Literature, Petro Mohyla Chornomorskiy State University, Mykolayiv, Ukraine, 2014

Recent Presentations

Bychkovska, T., & Lawrence, S. (2018, June). Supporting graduate multilingual writers: A writing center’s first semester offering graduate writing groups. Work in progress presentation at Consortium on Graduate Communication Summer Institute 2018, Ann Arbor, MI.

Foster, S., Massey C., & Bychkovska, T. (2018, April). Writing program assessment and research. Invited panel in Dr. E. Shelley Reid's PhD course (ENGH 821: Writing Program Design and Administration), George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

Lee., J. J., Bychkovska, T., Larue, M., & Maxwell, J.  (2018, March). Academic rebels? Informality in L1 and L2 university student writing. Paper presented at the 52nd Annual TESOL Convention, Chicago, Il.

Lee., J. J., Bychkovska, T., Larue, M., & Maxwell, J. (2017, October). Breaking the rules?

L1 and L2 university students’ use of informal features in academic writing. Paper presented at the 2017 Ohio TESOL Conference, Columbus, OH.

Lee., J. J., Bychkovska, T., Larue, M., & Maxwell, J. (2017, April). “Never begin sentences with conjunctions!”A corpus-based analysis of sentence-initial “And” and ”But” in university student writing. Paper presented at the 9th Annual CALL Conference, Athens, OH.

Bychkovska, T., Lee, J. J., & Vahabi, F. (2017, March). Lexical bundles in university student argumentative essays: Use, Overuse, Misuse. Paper presented at the 51st Annual TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA. 

Bychkovska, T. (2017, April). Detecting word choice, grammar, spelling, and plagiarism problems: An online proofreading tool for L2 writers. Technology Fair presentation at the 51th Annual TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA.

Bychkovska, T. (2017, February). Phrasal verbs in L2 undergraduate student writing: Tendencies to “point out”. Paper presented at the 2017 TALGS Conference, Greensboro, NC.

Bychkovska, T., Lee, J. J., & Vahabi, F. (2016, October). Lexical bundles in university student writing: A comparison of L1 and L2 writers. Paper presented at the 2016 Ohio TESOL Conference, Columbus, OH.

Bychkovska, T. (2016, June). Academic, cultural, and social experience of studying in the USA. Invited talk at the pre-departure orientation for Ukrainian international students, Education USA, Kyiv, Ukraine. 

Bychkovska, T., Ali, M., Hunkler, C., & Kavun, N. (2016, April). Conceptual transfer during macro planning: Selection and segmentation. Paper presented at the 2016 Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY.

Bychkovska, T., & Kryzhanivska, A. (2016, April). How to familiarize students with world accents: Voxopop for developing listening skills. Technology Fair presentation at the 50th Annual TESOL Convention, Baltimore, MD.

Kryzhanivska, A., & Bychkovska, T. (2016, April). Bringing jeopardy-style game into an ESL classroom. Technology Fair presentation at the 50th Annual TESOL Convention, Baltimore, MD.

Bychkovska, T. (2016, March). A trivia a day keeps students’ boredom during a class away. Presentation at the 2016 Playful Learning Summit at Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Bychkovska, T. (2016, March). Teaching grammar through an interactive trivia game. Presentation at the 8th Annual CALL Conference, Athens, OH.

Lee., J. J., Bychkovska, T., & Vahabi, F. (2016, March). “At the same time”: Lexical bundles in undergraduate student argumentative essays across academic disciplines. Paper presented at the 8th Annual CALL Conference, Athens, OH.