Education:

- MA in TESOL, Sheffield Hallam University, UK (2016)
- MA in Translation Theory and Practice, UzSWLU (2007)
- BA in Roman-German Philology (English Language), GSU (2005)

Research Interests:

1. Continuing Professional Development of Language Teachers
2. Language Teacher Education
3. Materials Design and Evaluation
4. Implementing ICT in Teaching English
5. Second Language Acquisition Theories
6. Language Portfolio and Learner Autonomy

Teaching:

- Academic English

Publications:

1). Urazbaev, Kh. (2016). Teaching English Speaking and Listening Skills to Young Learners in the Context of Uzbekistan’s Continuing Education System. // Foreign Languages in Uzbekistan, 4(12), 2016, pp. 105-109. URL: http://viewer.fledu.uz/4-2016/index.html

2). Urazbaev, Kh. (2016). An Integrated Approach to the Problems of Second Language Acquisition. // Foreign Languages in Uzbekistan. 4(13), 2016, pp. 82-88. URL: http://viewer.fledu.uz/5-2016/index.html#p=2

3). Urazbaev, Kh. (2014). Versatility and Flexibility of the System of European Language Portfolio. // Актуальные проблемы гуманитарных и естественных наук, 6(2), pp. 134-136. (In Russian) URL: http://elibrary.ru/item.asp?id=21764569
4). Urazbaev, Kh. (2014). Analysis of Implementing CEFR in the Context of Uzbekistan’s Continuing Education System: Challenges and Recommendations for Future Application. Bulletin of Gulistan State University, 4(43), pp. 68-79.
5). Urazbaev, Kh. (2014). Extracurricular Activity. Scenario of International Women’s Day Activities for English Teachers. Language and Literature Teaching Journal, 2, pp. 23-25. (In Uzbek) URL: http://tilvaadabiyot.uz/wp-content/themes/twentytwelve/images/2-son_2014.pdf

6). Urazbaev, Kh., Babakhanova, N. (2010). Using Group Work and Pair Work Activities in English Lessons. Bulletin of Gulistan State University, 1, pp. 84-88.
7). Urazbaev Kh., Zulfikorova A. Learning Theories and Language Teacher Education //European Scientific Conference. – 2017. – С. 65-67.
8). Niyazov, F., Tadjiev, Kh., Urazbaev, Kh. (2012). Factors of Successful Group Activity of Students. Proceedings from the 5th International Conference on Youth and Science. Volume II, pp. 216-218. URL: http://www.nieup.ru/documents/konf_tom_2_2012.pdf
9). Urazbaev, Kh. (2015). Uzbek Model of European Language Portfolio for PRESET Students. Gulistan: Gulistan State University.
10). Urazbaev, Kh. (2013). Extracurricular Activities for English Teaching. Gulistan: Ziyo Publishing House.
11). Urazbaev, Kh. (2013). Games in English Lessons. Gulistan: Ziyo Publishing House.
12). Urazbaev, Kh. (2012). Collection of Exercises for Grammar of the English Language in Tables. Gulistan: Sirdarya Regional In-Service Teacher Training Institute.
13). Urazbaev Kh. (2012). Grammar of the English Language in Tables. Gulistan: Sirdarya Regional In-Service Teacher Training Institute.

Professional Development:

1) An Intensive 4 Week Professional Development Course in the Field of English Language, Culture and Intercultural Communication – Norwich Institute for Language Education, UK (31 July, 2018 – 28 August, 2018)
2) Certified Trainer of British Council to Deliver Training for Research Enterprise Development Program in Uzbekistan, British Council Uzbekistan (03/2018)
3) Member of TESOL International Organization (tesol.org) – USA (11/2016 – present)
4) Member of International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) – UK (06/2013 - present)
5) Trainee of Researcher Connect Training of Trainers Course, British Council – Tashkent Uzbekistan (January, 2015)
6) Presenter at 48th IATEFL International Conference and Exhibition – Harrogate, UK (April 2, 2014)
7) Certified Trainer to Deliver Training Courses for ESP Teachers – Tashkent, UzSWLU (September, 2013)
8) Trainee of Trainer Development Course, Norwich Institute for Language Education – Norwich, UK (October – November, 2013)
9) Presenter at Uzbekistan Teachers of English Annual International Conference – Tashkent, Uzbekistan (June, 2013)
10) Certified Trainer to Deliver Development for Uzbekistan English Teacher (DUET) Training – Tashkent, UzSWLU (April, 2013)

Academic Distinctions and Prizes Won:

1). Sheffield Hallam University Transform Together Scholarship for Academic Excellence – UK (07/2015)
2). Gill Sturtridge First Time Speaker Scholarship, International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) – UK (October, 2013)
3). Winner of ICT for English Teachers Contest, British Council Uzbekistan, Ministry of Public Education – Tashkent, Uzbekistan (March, 2013)

Position at WIUT: Lecturer on Academic English Module

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Qualifications:

1. Postgraduate Certificate of Special Study in Teaching and Learning, Westminster International University in Tashkent, 2014.
2.MA, English Linguistics, Uzbek State World Languages University, 2006.
3.BA, English Philology, Nukus State Pedagogical Institute, 2004.

Teaching:

Academic English

Research interests:

1. Methods of teaching and learning foreign languages
2. Language and Culture
3. Comparative Stylistics
4. The power of feedback

Publications:

1. Linguo-cultural competence of learners and language teaching. Humanising Language Teaching (HLT) Journal (the April volume), London, 2017. http://www.hltmag.co.uk/apr17/index.htm.
2. The use of roundtable discussions for teaching English in a diverse group of students. Scientific Progress journal, Ufa, Russia. №4 (April), 2017.
3. Promotion of argumentation skills via classroom debates. The collected articles of Russian state University of Justice (Volga branch). (Science Index-РИНЦ 2017). Nizhniy Novgorod, March, 2017.
4. Debate as a classroom activity in stimulating students’ speaking. Eurasia National University after L.N.Gumilyov. International scientific-practical conference. Promoting multilingualism in Kazakhstan and the processes of formation of multicultural personality. Astana, June, 2016.
5. Impromptu Speech as One of the Ways of Organising Student Centered Learning. Online publication by Local Professional Electronic Journal Foreign Languages in Uzbekistan (www.fledu.uz). 1 (9), Tashkent, 2016.
6. Roundtable Discussion as one of the Ways of Organising Student Centered Learning. The international journal of Russian State University of Justice (Science Index – РИНЦ 2016), Nizhniy Novgorod, May, 2016.
7. The role of oral presentations in organising active learning. The Uzbek Scientific Research Institute of Pedagogical Sciences after T.N.Kari-Niyazi. Harmoniously developed generation – the condition of stable development of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The collection of scientific-methodical articles. 13, Tashkent, 2016.
8. Empowering students’ active learning via oral presentations. Theoretical and practical features of teaching foreign languages in non-linguistic institutions. Materials of Republican scientific-practical conference part 1. Tashkent state law university. Tashkent, 2016.
9. The national-cultural specificity of the concept “Love” in the English and Karakalpak languages. Bulletin of Karakalpak branch of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan. №3, Nukus, 2006.
10. The national-cultural specificity of imagery. The collection of articles “A young scientist-2006” of the Uzbek State World Languages University. Tashkent, 2006.
11. The importance of national–cultural peculiarities of image-bearing means in the process of interpretation of the text at the language higher educational institutions. // The problems of learning and teaching foreign languages. The collection of articles. Tashkent, 2006.
12. The ways of expressing national colouring and realia in English in the works of T. Kaipbergenov. A handbook for students. Nukus, 2004.
13. The peculiarities of translating a literary text into English. Bulletin of Karakalpak branch of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Nukus, 2003.

Lecturer on Academic English Module
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Education

  • TESOL Certificate, NYC, NY, 2010
  • MA in Translation, Uzbek State Languages University, 2008
  • BA in Translation, Uzbek State Languages University, 2001

Teaching

  • Academic English since 2016
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2010-2016
  • English Language for All (ELFA) since 2011

Research Interests

  • Translation of idioms from English into Uzbek
  • Smooth transition from university to workplace
  • Language Teaching
  • Methodology

Publication

1) Особенности функционирования педагогическогодискурса и его специфика (2014)
2) Методический дискурс и дискурсивно-коммуникативная модель перевода (2015)
3) Does Sitting Matter? Available from: http://hltmag.co.uk/apr17/sart06.htm

Elena Volkova

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EDUCATION:

2002-2003 Master of Education, Trainer Development in ELT, University of Exeter,
College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth, UK
1990-1995 Bachelor of Education, English Language Teaching, Pedagogy, Children
Psychology, Tashkent State University, Uzbekistan
2000-2016 Seminars and trainings by SIT, International House, Brighton, British Council,
University of Westminster on:
• Methods and approaches to ELT
• Academic Writing
• Research methods
• Feedback giving
• Mentoring
• Assessment and test design
• Material design

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Work-based learning, Blended leaning, practitioner action research, CPD, education management, curriculum development, material design, teacher learning, in-service professional development, academic writing, adult learning, students’ motivation

WORK EXPERIENCE

7/2014- present Course Leader Post Graduate Certificate in Special Study in Teaching and

Learning, Westminster International University in Tashkent

2/2015– present Editor-in-Chief, Active Learning and Teaching magazine for Uzbekistan

Teachers of foreign languages

2013-present Peer Editor, Scientific and Academic Publishing

(http://www.sapub.org/journal/index.aspx)

2011-2014 Dean of the faculty, Westminster International University in Tashkent

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Deputy Course Leader for the Certificate of International Foundation Studies


Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate of Special Study in Teaching and Learning, Westminster International University in Tashkent, 2016
  • M.A in English, Bowling Green State University, USA, 2012
  • B.A in English Philology, Uzbek State World Languages University, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 2010

Teaching

  • UCSSTL – University Certificate of Special Study in Teaching and Learning
  • BCs – Business Communications
  • AP – Academic English

Research Interests

  • Teacher Education
  • Transnational Education
  • Social Justice in Education
  • Academic Writing
  • Feedback

Publications

04/2017 Building Awareness of Effective Feedback Practices (co-authored with Anastasiya Bezborodova).Humanizing Language Teaching Magazine.Volume 19 (2). Available from http://www.hltmag.co.uk/apr17/mart06.htm

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