Natia Botkoveli

Working experience

01/03/2022 – Trainee, Council of Europe, Division of National Minorities, Minority and Minority Languages Unit - FCNM & ECRML Directorate General of Democracy, Strasbourg, France

25/12/2021 – 30/06/2022 Visiting Lecturer, University of Europe, Tbilisi, Georgia

20/06/2021 – 20/12/2021 Invited Research fellow in the project “Resilience in the South Caucasus: Prospects and Challenges of the new European Foreign Policy” (JENA CAUC), Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany

01/01/2018 – 10/04/2018 English Language Textbook Creator, My Language Skills, Valencia, Spain

01/07/2017 – 05/08/2018 Project assistant, non-governmental organization Media Centre, Kakheti, Telavi, Georgia


Since 01/10/2022  Doctoral candidate, FSU Jena, Institute for Caucasus Studies, research title: Building resilience through native languages: An in-depth analysis of the role of native language for university students from post-Soviet countries in Germany.

20/08/2018 – 14/06/2020 M.A. International Joint Master’s Degree in Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism
First semester: Vytautas Magnus university, Kaunas, Lithuania.
Second semester: Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.
Third semester: Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
Master thesis: The Issues of Language Status and Policy Planning in Modern Georgia.

09/2013 – 08/2017 B.A. Georgian Philology, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. Bachelor thesis: Foreign Language (English and German) Teaching Problems in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Georgia

Scientific activities

29/06/2022 IV International Symposium of Young Scholars in the Humanities, Tbilisi, Georgia.

19-21/11/2021 21st International Conference of the Department of Linguistics, Bucharest, Romania.

09/07/2021  6th Workshop in Caucasus Studies, Jena, Germany.

07/07/2021 Colloquial Meeting Series: Current Trends in Language and Society, Tbilisi, Georgia.

11/06/2021 21st Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference, Edinburgh, The United Kingdom.

05/06/2021 6th International Conference Sustainable Multilingualism Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania.

20-21/08/2020 Workshop on Language and Disadvantage in Education, Dublin, Ireland.

31/11 – 3/12/2018 International scientific conference Small Languages Big Issues, Warsaw, Poland.


Botkoveli, N. Forker, D. The Impact of Language on Resilience in Georgia’s Minority Communities, Caucasus Analatical Digest No. 127.

Botkoveli, N. The Outcomes of Neglecting Native Language Teaching, ExLing 2020: Proceedings of 11th International Conference of Experimental Linguistics.