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Olga Smirnova

  • Olga Smirnova has been at HSE University since 2017.


English and Portuguese language teacher 


  • 2018

    Bachelor's in Foreign Languages
    St Petersburg State University

  • 2017

    Master's in Linguistics
    St Petersburg State University

  • 2013

    Degree in History and Theory of Visual Art
    Repin Saint Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture

  • 2009

    Degree in World Economy
    St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance

  • 2008

    Bachelor's in Economics
    St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of Oriental Studies (Chinese language)

PhD student in Language Teaching at the Saint Petersburg State University (since 2017)

Language Proficiency Certification: ECL (European Consortium for the Certificate of Attainment in Modern Languages) - C1 (2018), IELTS (2013), CAE(2010)

Cambridge English Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languagues (CELTA) (2017)

Completed preparatory course for Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DELTA), Module 1 (2018)

Distance learning MBA student at the University of Bradford (2013-2014)

National School of Bilingual Tourist Guides, Saint-Petersburg (2007). Languagues: English, Portuguese


Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)



  • 2019

    Традиционное и новое в лингвистике и лингводидактике: межкультурная коммуникация и цифровая культура (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: О пользе контрастивного анализа при обучении иностранному языку в условиях искусственного трилингвизма.

  • 2016

    Традиционное и новое в лингвистике, переводоведении, лингвокультурологии и лингводидактике (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Синестемические лексические комплексы при обучении португальскому языку как второму иностранному студентов Академии Художеств

Employment history

2004-2013 - St. Petersburg Foundation for Support of the International Banking Congresses, consultant

2007-2017 - Tour-guide (English, Portuguese)

2008-2017 - Sundowners Overland, Melbourne, tour-leader

2013-2014 - IPT, Moscow, English language teacher (corporate language training)

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