LARISA DMITRIEVA MICALLEF
Originally from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, LARISA DMITRIEVA MICALLEF, Ph.D., double graduated in 2006 as a translator and interpreter from Krasnoyarsk State University and as a teacher from the State Pedagogical University. She continued her studies at the Lomonosov Moscow State University from where she obtained her doctorate with the dissertation Linguosemiotic theories of Rene de Saussure as a stage of structuralism formation. Larisa has lectured in linguistics and taught both English and Latin at the Lomonosov State University in Moscow. She has also taught English and French at the Academy of Foreign Languages, Moscow, and worked as a translator and teacher of English at the Consulate of Denmark. For the past seven years, Larisa has been a lecturer in linguistics and teacher of English, French, Latin and Turkish at the Leo Tolstoy Institute of Language and Culture.
Fluent in English, Esperanto, French, Latin, Russian and Turkish, Larisa has published articles in Russian, English and Esperanto in over 20 peer-reviewed journals in the Russian Federation, participating in more than 20 conferences. She also took part in Dialogue of cultures: Problems and prospects of modern intercultural communication. Russian is a language of friendship and collaboration (Leo Tolstoy Institute, Moscow House of Nationalities, Moscow, 2014). Her presentation at this conference was titled The origin of the Russian language and its role in Malta. Since 2014, Larisa has lectured on Church Slavonic in Sunday school at the Orthodox Parish of Saint John the Apostle's Church in Bronnaya Sloboda, Moscow, Russia. Her articles have also been published in Vestnik, the journal of the church.