Primary Instructor

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • LING 501: Syntax I (Fall 2018)
  • LING 541: Syntax II (Spring 2019)


  • LING 301: Elements of Syntax (Fall 2017, Spring 2018)
  • LING 307: Elements of Semantics and Pragmatics (Fall 2017)

undergraduate and graduate

  • LING 400: Introduction to Linguistic Structure (online) (Spring 2018; Fall 2018)
  • EIL 422: English Grammar for ESL Teachers (Spring 2018)


University of Connecticut: 

University of Zenica:

  • Contemporary English Language 8  (February-August 2010) 


Teaching Assistant

University of Connecticut:

  • LING 1010: Language and Mind (Spring 2016; Fall 2014; Fall 2012; Fall 2011)
  • LING 1030: The Diversity of Languages (Spring 2012)


University of Zenica:

  • Syntax & Semantics in Generative Grammar  (February-August 2010) 
  • Contrastive Grammar of English and Bosnian  (February-August 2010)  
  • English Language III  (March-April 2009)

A podcast from a college student point of view:

Ali Oshinskie - Professors are people too: The person behind the PhD


A few articles on motivation and creating a collaborative and encouraging learning atmosphere:

Theobald et al. 2017. Student perception of group dynamics predicts individual performance: Comfort and equity matter


Pirić, A. 2014. Motivating students to participate in classroom discussions through the Socratic Circle Approach.  


Robertson, K. 2013. Motivating students with teaching techniques that establish relevance, promote autonomy.


Department of Linguistics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

4080 Foreign Language Building, 707 S Mathews Avenue, MC- 168,

Urbana, IL 61801




Foreign Languages Building;

Room 4021







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