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Elena V. Velikaya

  • Elena V. Velikaya has been at HSE University since 2001.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2011

    Doctor of Sciences* in Germanic Languages
    Moscow State Pedagogical University

  • 1999
    Associate Professor
  • 1994

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Germanic Languages
    Moscow State Pedagogical University

  • 1977

    Lenin Moscow State Teacher Training Institute

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

Attendance of IATEFL webinar "Teaching English in a University Context" , 2.02.2020, Sheffield, Great Britain. Certificate.

HSE Smart LMS: basic course. Certificate N 205257, January 2022.


Awards and Accomplishments

Office hours

Zoom Meeting ID 242 892 2700 meeting

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

IATEFL ESPSIG online webinar presentation "Experience of teaching English to Bachelor and post-graduate students". Great Britain, June 27, 2020.



Employment history

Information institute – 1978-1089

Moscow Open Social University – Associate Professor – 1994-1996

Moscow State Pedagogical University –Teacher, Senior teacher, Associate Professor – 1989-2000

The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia – Associate Professor – 2000-2001

National Research University Higher School of Economics – Associate Professor, Professor – 2001-now

International College of Economics and Finance - Teacher, English Coordinator - 1997-now

Continuing Professional Education

  • MSTTU Aspirantura programme
  • The British Counsil  Summer School, Cambridge, 1991
  • The University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate and The British Council series of seminars on The First Certificate in English Methodology, 2000
  • Eastbourne School of English. Latest developments in English language teaching methodology, 2003
  • HSE. Use of the library e-resources, 2009
  • MSTTU Doctoral programme

Professional Interests

   - English for economists

   - Academic skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking)
   - Student preparation for IELTS, CAE, FCE tests

   - English phonetics and phonology
   - Text analysis

Research Projects

  • ‘Teaching of theoretical basics of economic policies, state and company', World Bank, 2003-2004.
  • Winner of the Contest organised by the Fund of Innovative Technologies for the course: 'English for Economists: Extended Essay Writing in English. Making presentations' (Dec 2010).
  • Winner of the Contest organised by the Fund of Innovative Technologies for methods of 'Essay Writing in English' (june 2011).
  • Winner of the Contest organised by the Fund of Innovative Technologies for the course 'English for Academic World'(june 2012).

Presentations at Conferences

  1. International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) 40th Conference, "Academic skills development in a Russian context"(a talk). - Harrogate, Great Britain, 11 April, 2006.
  2. IATEFL 41st Conference, "Academic skills development (academic reading) as part of IELTS exam preparation" (a workshop). - Aberdeen, Great Britain, 20 April, 2007.
  3. IATEFL 43rd Conference, "Pronunciation errors and feedback in an ESP classroom"(a talk). - Cardiff, Great Britain, 3 April, 2009.
  4. IATEFL 44th Conference, "Practical tips for academic writing in diverse contexts" (the first Interactive Language Fair). - Harrogate, Great Britain, 11 Apr. 2010.
  5. IATEFL 45th Conference, 'How to be successful in writing extended essays' (SIG talk). - Brighton, Great Britain, 15 April, 2011.
  6. IATEFL 45th Conference, 'Assessment and effective feedbsck in making presentations' (ILF talk). - Brighton, Great Britain, 17 April, 2011.
  7. IATEFL 46th Conference, Assessment of extended essays in an ESP/EAP classroom' (SIG talk) - Glasgow, Great Britain, 19 March, 2012.
  8. IATEFL 46th Conference, 'English for Academic World' (ILF talk). - Glasgow, Great Britain, 21 March, 2012.
  9. IATEFL 47th Conference, 'Teacher training seminars: challenging experience' (ILF talk). Liverpool, Great Britain, 10 April, 2013.
  10.  IATEFL 49th Conference, 'Teaching ESP at an economic univeristy: looking for new perspectives' (ILF talk). Manchester, Great Britain, 13 April, 2015.
  11.  IATEFL 50th Conference 'Errors in academic speech: how relevant are they?' (ILF talk). Birmingham,  Great Britain, 13 April, 2016.
  12.  IATEFL 51st Conference 'An academic presentation as a text (analysis of textual features)' (ILF talk). Glasgow, Great Britain, 6 April, 2017.
  13.  IATEFL 52nd Conference 'An academic presentation as an oral text (prosodic analysis)'. Brighton, Great Britain, 10 April, 2018.

Additional Information

  • Member of the ICEF Methodological Committee
  • Member of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL, Great Britain) since 2004


Commendation Letter from the Ministry of Education and Science (Russian Federation) (Nov 2012).
Commendation Letter from the Higher School of Economics (Nov 2007).
Commendation Letter from the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (Russian Federation)(May 2007).

Timetable for today

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Elena Velikaya at the 49th Annual IATEFL Conference

From April 10-14, 2015, Manchester (UK) hosted the 49 th  annual IATEFL conference. About 3,000 delegates attended the conference, and over 400 presentations were given.  English-language coordinator at the HSE’s International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF) Elena Velikaya gave a talk entitled Teaching English at an Economic University: Looking for New Perspectives.