Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education

Bridget Goodman


Bridget Goodman
Assistant Professor
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Multilingual education



PhD in Educational Linguistics, 2013

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA     

“Towards a Multilingual Future: The Ecology of Language at a University in Eastern Ukraine”, adviser: Nancy Hornberger


MSEd in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), 2001

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA     

 “Content-based instruction, error correction, and culture in a university Intensive English Program”, adviser: Anne Roberti


Courses taught at GSE:

  • EDML 610 Foundations of Multilingual Education 
  • EDML 612 The Multilingual Society
  • EDML 630 Language Policy and Education Reform Across Contexts
  • EDUC 606 Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
  • EDUC 631 Language and Literacy Development


Thematic areas:

Multilingual education

Research subthemes

English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) in higher education; translanguaging [use of L1 in multilingual classrooms]; language policy; multilingual language development; ethnographic and discourse analytic research methods

Geographic areas:

Central Asia and Eurasia (Kazakhstan, Ukraine)

Funded Projects:

Development of students’ multilingual competence in EMI postgraduate research programs in Kazakhstan (PI), 2018-2020                                              

NU Faculty Development Competitive Research Program,  53,000 USD

English as a Medium of Instruction in Higher Education Across Post-Socialist Contexts (PI), 2015-2016, Nazarbayev University Grant for Preliminary Research, 9800 USD



  • Montgomery, D. P., Sparks, J., & Goodman, B. (2019).  “What kind of paper do you want from us?” Supporting genre knowledge in Kazakhstani higher education. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 15(2019), 1-27. [Special Edition, Academic Literacies]
  • Goodman, B., & Almukhambetova, A. (forthcoming). Conducting research multilingually in an English-medium university: Narratives of a student and a supervisor. In Samuelson, B. L., & Silvhiany, S. (Eds.), Learning to do research multilingually. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.
  • Goodman, B. (2019).  Text, talk, and stance: Nigerian and Ukrainian student presentations in English-medium classes at a Ukrainian university.  Linguistics and Education.
  • Goodman, B. A. & Karabassova, L. (2018). Bottom up and top down: Comparing language-in-education policy in Ukraine and Kazakhstan. In I. Silova & M. Chankseliani (eds.), Comparing post-socialist transformations: Education in Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union [Oxford Studies in Comparative Education Volume 28, Number 2] (pp. 147-166).  Oxford: Symposium Books. 
  • Goodman, B. (2018). Acts of negotiation:  Governmentality and medium-of-instruction policy in an eastern Ukrainian university. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 49(1), 36-52. Doi: 10.1111/aeq.12236/full
  • Goodman, B. (2017a).  The ecology of language and translanguaging in a Ukrainian university.  In C. Mazak & K. Carroll (Eds.), Translanguaging practices in higher education: Beyond monolingual ideologies (pp. 50-69)Bristol, UK:  Multilingual Matters.
  • Goodman, B. (2017b).  Interviewing and Conversation Analysis in ethnography of language-in-education policy.  In Sage Research Methods Cases. doi:
  • Goodman, B. & Suzuki, M. (2017c).  Second language learners’ speech perception. In P. Clements, A. Krause, & H. Brown (Eds.), Transformation in language education (pp. 179-187). Tokyo: JALT.
  • Goodman, B. (2017d). [Review of the book Uncovering English-Medium Instruction: Glocal Issues in Higher Education by Branka Drljaca Margic and Irena Vodopija-Krstanovic].  English for Specific Purposes.
  • Brawner, B., Reason, J., Goodman, B. A., Schensul, J. J. & Guthrie, B. (2015).  Multilevel drivers of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome among Black Philadelphians: Exploration using community ethnography and geographic information systems.  Nursing Research, 64(2), 100-110.
  • Goodman, B. (2014).  Implementing English as a Medium of Instruction in a Ukrainian university:  Challenges, adjustments, and opportunities. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 9(2), 130-141.
  • Tarnopolsky, O. and Goodman, B. (2014).  The ecology of language in classrooms at a university in Ukraine. Language and Education, 28(4), 383-396. doi: 10.1080/09500782.2014.890215
  • Goodman, B. (2013).  [Review of the book Forging Rights in a New Democracy:  Ukrainian Students Between Freedom and Justice by Anna Fournier].  Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 44(2), 215-216.
  • Goodman, B. and Lyulkun, N.A. (2010).  Ukrainian, Russian, English: Language use and attitudes of students at a Ukrainian university.  Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, 25(1), 77-93.
  • Goodman, B. (2009a).  The ecology of language in Ukraine.  Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, 24(2), 19-39.
  • Goodman, B. (2009b).  [Review of the book Europe and the Politics of Language: Citizens, Migrants, and Outsiders by Mairead Nic Craith].  Current Issues in Language Planning, 10(2), 234-235.
  • Goodman, B. (2009c).  [Review of the journal International Journal of the Sociology of Language 192, The Sociolinguistics of Script Choice, by Peter Unseth (Ed.)].  Written Language and Literacy, 12(1), 157-158.
  • Goodman, B. (2009d).  [Review of the textbook Advanced Russian through History by Benjamin Rifkin and Olga Kagan with Anna Yatsenko].  The Ukrainian Quarterly, 65(1-2), 154-156.
  • Hondo, J. and Goodman, B. (2001).  Cross-cultural varieties of politeness.  Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education (6), 1, pp. 163-170.