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Svetlana Kravchenko

  • Svetlana Kravchenko has been at HSE University since 2006.


- преподавание английского языка; 
- разработка учебных курсов и программ ДПО;
- разработчик и преподаватель занятий в рамках курсов дополнительного образования работников НИУ ВШЭ - Санкт-Петербург по английскому языку;
- методическая поддержка преподавателей департамента иностранных языков НИУ ВШЭ;
- экперт цифровых стажировок "Цифровые инструменты в преподавании иностранного языка в вузе";
- преподаватель-ментор программы ДПО "Преподаватель-методист: новые подходы к реализации обучения английскому языку"


  • 1994

    Degree in Teacher of English (EFL)
    Kurgan State Teacher Training Institute, Faculty of foreign languages

  • International ELT Qualifications:

    CELTA, Pass (August 2014, BKC-international, Moscow)

    Higher Education

    Master's in Language Education (1994, Kurgan Teachers’ Training Institute)

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience


Courses taken:

Developing Multimedia Cases, Certificate of Successful Completion (June-October 2021), Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg. 

Gamification in Teaching Online, Certificate of Successful Completion (May-June 2021), Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg – 38-hour course. 

Authentic Listening, Certificate of Successful Completion (January – March 2020) – a 3-month course by Olga Sergeeva.

Teaching Pronunciation Differently, Certificate of Successful Completion (January – March 2019), Electronic Village Online – a 5-week online course.

Course for IELTS Trainers, Certificate of Successful Completion (November 2019), Norwich Institute for Language Education – a 30-hour course.

Listening Decoding. Certificate of Successful Completion (October 2019, Moscow) – a 2-day course by Richard T. Cauldwell.

From Words to Grammar, Certificate of Successful Completion (April 2019, St. Petersburg) – a 2-day course by Leo Selivan.

The DonELTA Spring School. Certificate of Participation (March 2019), Southern University (IMB&L), Rostov-on-Don – a 2-day conference.

Teacher Training Conference "Experience - Excellence – Expertise, Certificate of Participation (February 2019), BKC International, Moscow – a 1-day-conference.

Introduction to Language Test Development. Certificate of Successful Completion (January 2017), Cambridge English Language Assessment, Higher School of Economics – a 3-day course.

Forum of EFL Teachers, Certificate of Participation (January 2015), British Council, Moscow – a 2-day conference.

Preparing for IELTS. Certificate of Successful Completion (October 2014), Cambridge English Language Assessment Centre, Cambridge English Exam Preparation Centre Anglo Language School – a 10-hour course.




Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)


Employment history

Higher School of Economics, the Department of Foreign Languages (August 2006 – present)

EFL teacher | Responsibilities:

  • teaching General English to undergraduate students ranging from B2-C1 (Sociology, Philology, Asian Studies),
  • teaching English for Academic Purposes to undergraduate students of Philology Department,
  • teaching Business English to undergraduate students,
  • teaching towards international exams (IELTS),
  • conducting language assessment,
  • teaching General English to HSE staff ranging from A2-C1 (more than 500 adult learners)


Teacher Trainer| Responsibilities:

  • facilitating teacher-training seminars and workshops on various aspects of English language teaching,
  • conducting teacher observations.


Curriculum Designer:

  • assisting in curriculum design,
  • building courses for the university online learning management system.

Gazprom Corporate Institute

English teacher (217-2018)


  • teaching adult groups ranging from B1-C1,
  • teaching General English,
  • teaching Business English,
  • teaching specialized courses.

IQ Consultancy

English Teacher (2006-2014)

  • teaching corporate clients (General English), in groups and face-to-face, ranging from A2-C1,
  • teaching towards international exams (IELTS),
  • teaching teenage groups ranging from A1-B2.

Hunters Video A/S, Denmark

Translator, Coordinator


  • translating video scripts from English into Russian (80 films),
  • speaking video films in the studio, Copenhagen (80 films),
  • coordination translating video films into 12 languages,
  • representing Hunters Video, A/S at international exhibitions (IWA Outdoor Classics, Nurnberg: 2007, 2008)

St. Petersburg University Master’s in Management – MIM (2006-2007)

English Teacher


  • teaching Business English courses to the teaching staff,
  • teaching adult groups ranging from B1-B2.

Kurgan Socio-Economic Institute (1994-2006)

English Teacher


  • teaching General English to undergraduate students, ranging from B1-C1.



Working Experience

Professional Interests

  • Listening Decoding and Lexical Approach 
  • Teaching English Online 
  • Preparing for IELTS

Teacher Trainer

2007 - present 
Developer and instructor of annual online courses "Learning General English Language (Elementary-Advanced levels)" for HSE Teaching Staff 

IATEFL  (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language)
SPELTA (SPb Association of Teachers of English)

Timetable for today

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