Olga Kozar is a Ph.D. researcher in Applied Linguistics. She is currently completing her candidature at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia).
Her main research interest is private one-on-one ESOL lessons conducted via videoconferencing tools (e.g., Skype) with learners and teachers from different cultural backgrounds. The questions that she addresses in her Ph.D. and a series of related publications are the following: Who teaches and who learns privately via videoconferencing tools? What expectations do private language learners have of their future instructors? What are the discourses and genres of private ESOL lessons conducted via Skype?
Her work can be found in both academic journals (for example, Distance Education, Research in Comparative and International Education) as well as practice-oriented publications such as Modern English Teacher and English-teaching Professional. Olga’s personal website is: www.olgakozar.com