Denis Samburskiy

Lecturer,English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Research and Teaching Interests

Denis Samburskiy has an extensive experience teaching EFL and ESL with a special concentration on grammar, academic speaking and writing. He taught a number of undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in various colleges in the country. His research interests include ESL teaching and learning, second language writing, figurative language, and corpus linguistics.


ENL 203 - Speaking and Listening for Non-native Speakers of English
ENL 207 - Advanced Integrated Skills for Non-native Speakers of English
ENL 211 - Composition for Non-native Speakers of English


  • PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, SUNY at Albany (2015)
  • MA in TESOL (as a Fulbright scholar), SUNY at Albany (2009)
  • Specialist in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Cross-Cultural Communication, Tomsk State University, Russia (2004)

Work Experience

Skidmore College (2014-16)
-ESL Specialist at the Writing Center
-Summer Director of the Writing Center
-ESL Lecturer

College of St. Rose (2013, 2014)
-ESL Writing Specialist, Lecturer in Academic Writing for Language Learners, ESL Instructor for Summer Program

State University of New York at Albany (2009-2015)
-Graduate Student Instructor and Adjunct Instructor, Department of Educational Theory and Practice
-Coordinator and Instructor for the practicum for Master’s candidates at the Department of Educational Theory and Practice

Mercersburg Academy, PA (2011)
-ESL Instructor

Tomsk State University, Russia (2004-2007)
-EFL Instructor

Other Projects

- Skidmore’s ESOL coordinator in The New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium’s project Modern Languages ESOL.
- The SUNY Research Foundation’s Summer Institute project English Language Learner Support in Math, Science, and Technology: Building Professional Development
- Internship in Building Community, Columbia University High School Program
- Reading Across Cultures, The British Council project, Tomsk, Russia

Denis is an avid runner and has completed several marathons; he also worked as a nightclub DJ for two years.