Areas of expertise
Elisa Repo (PhD) is a linguist and educator with a focus on educational linguistics, particularly in supporting increasing linguistic diversity in Finnish schools. She is an experienced Finnish language and literature teacher, as well as a primary school teacher. Elisa has worked as a visiting lecturer at Beijing Foreign Studies University in China and was a visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley in the USA. Previously, she has also taught language learning, multilingualism, language-awareness, and language and literature pedagogy at the University of Turku. Furthermore, Elisa's teaching experience includes Finnish language instruction in multilingual lower secondary schools in Finland and roles as a visiting scholar at the University of Hamburg in Germany and as a Fulbright FLTA at Indiana University in the USA.